Obama win could hit recruitment of foreign students

November 5, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–Barack Obama’s historic election could hit the ability of British universities to recruit lucrative overseas students. Universities in the UK have benefited from the negative perception of America around the world since the September 11 terrorist attacks and the tightening of visa requirements that followed. full story
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Falling Re raises cost of studying in US

November 5, 2008

MUMBAI, INDIA–Parents and guardians of thousands of students studying in the US are bearing the brunt of a violently fluctuating rupee against the US dollar. During the past year in which the rupee has fallen almost 16 per cent, not only have tuition fees shot up, living and travel expenses, too, have risen drastically. full story
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Oregon Voters Rejected Measure Limiting Services to ELLs

November 5, 2008

LEARNING THE LANGAUGE–As Campaign K-12 reports, Oregon voters have rejected Measure 58, a state ballot measure that would have put a cap of two years on the amount of time English-language learners could receive instruction in their native language. It seemed that it would have also put a cap of two years on English-as-a-second-language instruction  full story  complete coverage
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Ore. voters reject measure on bilingual education

November 5, 2008

PORTLAND, OR–Voters have rejected a ballot measure proposing to limit how much time public school students can spend in English as a Second Language classes. The vote was failing by almost 10 points Tuesday night with 45 percent of ballots counted. If passed, the measure would have required non-English speaking students to learn English within two full story  complete coverage
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Voters don’t limit teaching students new to English

November 5, 2008

PORTLAND, OR–Voters rejected Measure 58, which would have strictly limit teaching students new to English in their native language. Supporters said the measure, which would have limited teaching English learners in their native language to one year in elementary school or two years in high school, would spur schools to work harder to teach students to read and full story  complete coverage
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Ontario communities celebrate English as a Second Language Week

November 5, 2008

TORONTO, CANADA–The important role of English as a Second Language (ESL) education for new Canadians is being celebrated across Ontario during ESL Week, taking place from
November 9-15, 2008. ESL Week is an annual celebration of ESL education and learning that is growing in popularity across the province, and has the support of several full story
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Schools teach English to parents

November 5, 2008

CHESTERFIELD, VA–A stay-at-home mom with kids in elementary school, Maria Del Socorro Coronado moved to Chesterfi eld County last year. Though it’s been almost a decade since she immigrated to the United States, she’s not proficient at English. So she was pleased to learn Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering a 10-week pilot English full story
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1 in 10 Lancashire pupils speak English as second language

November 5, 2008

LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM–One in 10 Lancashire primary school pupils speaks English as a second language, Government figures reveal. The statistics, released by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, show that 7,331 primary students – or 9.7 per cent – speak another language at home. And the figures also reveal that at 55 of the county’s 614 schools, more than full story
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Television show helps those learning English

November 5, 2008

NAPLES, FL–Parents of students who are English language learners attending a Collier County public school are reminded of an at-home connection to the district’s English Language Learners program that is available to them on TV. Passport to America is a television show that targets families of English language learners with information on a variety of education-related topics. full story
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