Department’s reports undermine Minister

November 24, 2008

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA–Two reports by the Northern Territory Education Department have directly undermined an attack on bilingual schools by Minister Marion Scrymgour, who claims they are poor at teaching English. full story  complete coverage
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Certification for teaching 2nd language under debate

November 24, 2008

FORT WAYNE, IN–Jeanne Taylor is old school in the education world. The Franke Park Elementary teacher has traveled around the world teaching children English and to figure out the best ways for them to learn. She taught children in Taiwan full story
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Half of Seoul’s Native English-Speaking Teachers Not Qualified

November 24, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–Half of the native English-speaking teachers placed at elementary, middle and high schools in Seoul do not have teaching degrees or certificates, a government report said Monday. Among 810 native English-speakers full story
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Legal moves snarl English-only proposal

November 24, 2008

NASHVILLE, TN–A judge could decide early next week whether to block a vote on an amendment that would force all Metro Nashville government business to be done in English. Davidson County voters are set to consider the charter amendment full story
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Indian students number highest on US campuses

November 24, 2008

INDIA POST–India has, for yet another year, emerged as the leading place of origin for international students in the United States with 94,563 enrolling into campuses across the nation in 2007/08. The double-digit increase at 13% from full story
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Broadband makes tiny town an English-teaching hub

November 24, 2008

TEN SLEEP, WY–The nearest Wal-Mart is two hours away, and only foul weather, a deer in the road or a Washakie County sheriff’s deputy would slow down anyone with a mind to drive there faster. Yet Ten Sleep, population 350, is just as connected as full story
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Bilingual Education Produces Better English: Leaked Report

November 24, 2008

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA–Two reports by the Northern Territory Education Department have directly undermined an attack on bilingual schools by Minister Marion Scrymgour, who claims they are poor at teaching English. full story  complete coverage
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Obama could draw students away from UK

November 24, 2008

THE JOURNAL–The election of Barack Obama as US president could threaten British universities’ intake of foreign students, education experts claim. Leading analysts have said that as the negative perceptions of America diminish and US visa full story
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Colleges reporting increase in number of international students

November 24, 2008

MONTGOMERY, AL–More and more students from around the globe have been tak­ing advantage of educational op­portunities in the United States — and that has meant increased diversity in area colleges. A recent online survey by full story
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NZ Sees Solid Growth in International Students

November 24, 2008

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND–In an atmosphere of almost unanimously bad financial news, New Zealand’s education exporters have something to celebrate. An analysis of the numbers of overseas students coming to New Zealand over full story
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