Volunteers to teach asylum seekers English

December 10, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–A campaign aimed at embarrassing the government into revoking its ban on free English lessons for asylum seekers by mobilising volunteers to teach them is being launched today. The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace) full story
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Asylum seekers need free English classes, urges campaign

December 10, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–Asylum seekers should be entitled to free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and not have to wait until their claims for asylum have been approved. This is the principle aim of A Right to a Voice – a campaign being launched in London today, full story
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Study rebuts perceptions of migrants’ English use

December 10, 2008

PHOENIX, AZ–Phoenix resident Guadalupe Garcia has lived in the United States for nearly 35 years, but she still doesn’t speak English well. The 65-year-old seamstress from Mexico spoke only Spanish at home to her children and held jobs where she didn’t need much English. full story  related story
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‘Other English(es)’ teachers

December 10, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–The days of “The Queen’s English” are long since past. English is now a global language, shared not by only the British, N. Americans and Australians, but S. Africans, Singaporeans, Filipinos, Indians, Jamaicans, and many others. In this situation, we can full story
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Integrating immigrants into the workplace takes time

December 10, 2008

CALGARY, CANADA–Thousands of studies and practical experience have demonstrated that culture-sensitive HR management practices improve performance in the modern, diverse workplace. Due to cultural differences, management methods that work well in Calgary will not full story
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Chamber hopes teaching workers English pays off

December 8, 2008

SANTA ROSA, CA–You don’t want Roberto Delgaldo in your class — he messes up the curve in a big way. The employee of the Filtration Group tripled his English comprehension score in after-work English classes, and on Wednesday, received a diploma for finishing his first semester full story
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Despite testimony, immigration bill looks to pass session intact

December 8, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–After more than two dozen hours of testimony about illegal immigration from Utahns across the state, it looks as if a comprehensive immigration reform bill will survive with only a couple of minor tweaks. SB81 attempts to tighten immigration full story
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Law students offer help to immigrants

December 1, 2008

CHAPEL HILL, NC–Some are deported without the chance to say goodbye to their families. Some sign their rights away even though they can’t read what they’re signing. Some must prepare for the threat of leaving behind everything they’ve worked hard to achieve. full story
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ESOL parents gather for information

November 25, 2008

ROGERS, AR–Seven years ago, Monica Hernandez came to Arkansas not being able to speak English. It was through a pastor who helped interpret during one of her children’s parent / teacher conferences that she was encouraged to learn English, in which she is now fluent. full story
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Breaking barriers

November 24, 2008

AUGUSTA, GA–Four days a week after school, some Grovetown Elementary School pupils practice basic life skills such as counting money to build their English speaking skills. Right beside them, their parents are also building their English vocabulary. full story
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