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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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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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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Experts stress on right method of learning English

November 20, 2008

KOLKATA, INDIA–Experts argue that English cannot be taught through Bengali medium and the earlier system of teaching English in state-run schools was faulty. “One cannot rely on the existing teaching mechanism in the state for teaching English full story
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Fifth roundtable to discuss teaching of Maths and Science in English

November 20, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA–The Education Ministry will conduct a fifth round table to get more input before deciding whether to continue with the policy to teach mathematics and science in English. Deputy Ministers Datuk Razali Ismail and full story
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Chinese student enrollment hits record levels

November 20, 2008

WICHITA, KS–Fei Li first learned of Wichita State University from a friend of a friend when she was considering leaving China to study at an American university. She was told the people in Wichita are “very nice.” “He said it’s not like New York full story
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‘English for Employment’ project fast-tracked

November 20, 2008

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA–Fifty thousand school leavers would be targeted by a special project launched by the state in collaboration with the BoI and sections of the local corporate community for empowering these young persons with requisite English full story
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English trumps Chinese as top business language in Hong Kong

November 19, 2008

HONG KONG, CHINA–Eleven years after it ceased to be a British colony, English remains the most important language to master in Hong Kong’s business and professional world, according to a survey released Friday. Written English was rated the most full story
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