Strong grasp of mother tongue boosts students

December 10, 2008

CALGARY, CANADA–A cacophony of sounds emerges from the St. Mark School library as parents and children create multi-coloured advent wreaths. Intermingling conversations in Spanish, Asirian and Tagalog are encouraged in this specialized preschool for students 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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Canada’s struggle to attract foreign students becomes Charest campaign focus

November 24, 2008

MONTREAL, CANADA–Canada’s struggle to attract foreign students became a focus of Jean Charest’s election campaign Friday as the Liberal premier of Quebec promised new measures to attract and keep the world’s best and brightest. full story
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B.C. #1 DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

November 20, 2008

VICTORIA, CANADA–B.C. is the number one destination of choice for international students coming to Canada, announced Advanced Education and Labour Market Development Minister Murray Coell during International Education Week. full story
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Catholic board settles ESL teaching contract

November 14, 2008

OAKVILLE, CANADA–The Halton Catholic District School Board has ratified a four-year settlement with its English as a Second Language (ESL)/Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) instructors, who are members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4605. full story
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Translating English into earnings

October 21, 2008

SARNIA, CANADA–Usually, when a twentysomething packs her bags and heads abroad to teach English, she comes home a year or two later with some stamps in her passport and a few extra bucks – and then she moves on to something else. Not Tina Bax. When she returned to Sarnia, Ont., in 1995 after a teaching in South Korea, she wanted more. “I developed a real passion for full story


The unstoppable rise of the English language

October 21, 2008

FREDRICTON, CANADA–Just over half of Africa’s 52 countries speak French, but the number is dropping. This month Rwanda defected, announcing that henceforward only English will be taught in the schools. It would not be overstating the case to say that this caused alarm and despondency in France. You couldn’t help feeling, either, that Rwanda’s trade and industry full story