‘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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Universities urged to improve English language skills for students

December 8, 2008

HANOI, VIETNAM–Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Training Banh Tien Long has asked universities to help students improve their English so that they can use it confidently and competently by 2015. Mr Long made the statement at a seminar held in Hanoi on full story
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Invigorating basic education

December 8, 2008

MANILLA, PHILIPPINES–Teaching basic education through the language spoken by the child at home is both a policy and a widespread practice among the more developed countries across Asia, such as in Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Japan.  full story
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Teachers will mind language

December 2, 2008

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA–The Territory Government is facing a revolt from remote teachers who vow to continue teaching in Aboriginal languages, despite an order to teach in English. Award-winning teacher Yalmay Yunupingu said yesterday she would refuse Departmental orders not to teach in her own language of Yolngu Matha. The Territory Government says from full story complete coverage
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New markets draw students back to classes

December 2, 2008

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND–Overseas student numbers may be up in the past three months, but this is because the export education industry has found new markets – and not because students from traditional markets are flocking back. New Zealand’s “pure” image has also been credited for an influx of international students coming here to study natural therapy. full story
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International Students Being Wooed Back to NZ

December 1, 2008

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND–New Zealand’s international student industry has been battered by fierce global competition, losing more than a third of its foreign student population over the past three years. But smart marketing strategies and the lower New Zealand dollar are luring overseas students back. Compared to offshore competititors, New Zealand is a world full story
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Future of English Language Teaching

November 26, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–What is the future of English language teaching? The answers appear to be more students taking more exams and using more technology in the classroom. However, the question is whether this is really a surprise to anyone working in an ESL or EFL environment like Korea full story
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