No new updates

December 23, 2008

Hi friends,

I’m sure by now you’ve noticed that there haven’t been any updates to ESOL World News in some time. I regret to announce that, at least for the forseeable future, this blog will not be updated.

More Resources For ESL/EFL/ELL News & Research

October 27, 2008

LARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAY–I’m adding two new blogs to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research. One is ESOL World News and the other is ESOL TrendWatch.  They’re both by John Brezinsky, and published by Pearson/Longman Publishers.  The fact that they’re sponsored by a publisher gives me a little pause, but it doesn’t seem to affect what John writes. full story

Can your English skills take the test?

September 23, 2008

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–As the UAE progresses as a hub for business and education, an increasing number of foreigners continue to make the country their home. With the world continuing to develop into a global village, communication is key. Thus a universal language is needed to communicate across cultures. full story

Modules take pressure off training

September 19, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, UK–Cambridge Esol, the UK-based exam board responsible for globally popular English language assessment tests such as First Certificate and Ielts, has made a virtue of the slow pace at which it embraces change. Aware of the need to maintain users’ confidence, Cambridge prefers to make sure that it has  full story

UEA concern on overseas student plans

September 18, 2008

NORWICH, UK–The University of East Anglia (UEA) is in danger of losing its cherished place among the elite for student satisfaction levels because it is “gambling everything” on its pursuit of overseas students and their money, it was claimed last night. UEA was last week named second only to full story

Federal civil rights investigators inspect three high schools’ ESL progress

September 18, 2008

PORTLAND, OR–Federal civil rights investigators are once again looking into how Portland Public Schools teaches its students who don’t speak English. Two community activists who claim the district isn’t doing enough to help them, Marta Guembes and Richard Luccetti, filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil full story