Opposition to bilingual education

November 6, 2008

MALAGA, SPAIN–A Government plan designed to introduce bilingual education into the Spanish school system has met with criticism both inside and outside the educational system.¬†¬†Approved in 2005 and adopted by 80 primary schools and high schools in the province of Malaga, the plan is aimed at the total integration of a second language, beyond the demands full story
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U.K. Visa Changes Mean Closer Scrutiny for Non-European Students

November 6, 2008

SCIENCE–The U.K. government’s plan to introduce a points-based immigration system won’t begin to affect students coming from countries outside the European Union until the next academic year, but students are already talking about it. “The new U.K. visa rules will be so strict, it’s like we’re not welcome into the country,” complains 28-year-old Mireille Pinas from full story
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Teaching English: Passport to a language qualification can be just a Channel hop

November 6, 2008

THE TELEGRAPH–It’s already on the tip of your mother tongue – and with a little training it could become a money-maker in your expat life. Justine Whitcutt is one of an increasing number of British expats who’ve trained to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). full story
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ESOL Center celebrates first year

November 6, 2008

GENESEO, NY–On Wednesday afternoon, the English for Speakers of Other Languages Center was filled with balloons, student, staff and noteworthy speakers, in addition to the normal decor of a sprawling world map and flags from countries around the world, celebrated its one-year anniversary. According to Jeannette Molina, director of the ESOL center and full story
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