More Chinese students choose Twin Ports universities

November 24, 2008

DULUTH, MN– Enrollment of Chinese students at the two Twin Ports universities is up significantly this year, reflecting a nationwide trend. Encouraged by aggressive recruiting combined with China’s booming economy and growing middle class, 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 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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Their economy booming, Chinese students head to US

November 18, 2008

COLUMBUS, OH–Chinese students are enrolling in U.S. universities in record numbers, encouraged by aggressive recruiting combined with China’s booming economy and growing middle class. Their enrollment grew by 8 percent in the fall of 2006 and by 20 percent last year,  full story
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Learning English the Disney way in Shanghai

October 24, 2008

SHANGHAI, CHINA–The Walt Disney Co has opened a Disney English teaching facility in Shanghai that combines Disney’s famed storytelling and fun with original stories and songs written just for Chinese kids. The small English-immersion classes are given by tutors from North America and bilingual assistants at the school on Maoming Road with seven charming theme full story

Only one in seven Hong Kongers speaks good English, survey finds

October 21, 2008

HONG KONG, CHINA–Eleven years after British rule ended, only one in seven Hong Kong people consider that they speak good English, according to a survey released Friday, dpa reported. More than 40 per cent of people in the former British colony describe their level of English as below average or worse while 15 per cent describe it as good and only 3 per cent say it is excellent. full story

Foreign ESL Teachers’ Salaries On The Rise

October 20, 2008

BEIJING, CHINA–This is good news for all of us. Compared to this time a few years ago the average hourly pay for a foreign ESL teacher in Beijing has raised nearly 20%. My only guess is that this increase will, or already has, been felt in other provinces of China as well. If you have been in China for some time now and are doing a part-time teaching deal then you probably have full story

Girls have harder time than boys adjusting in language-learning environment

October 10, 2008

EAST LANSING, MI–who don’t share a common language may have more difficulty adjusting socially than boys, according to surprising new Michigan State University research looking at language acquisition among young children. A study of 3- to 6-year-olds attending an international school in Beijing found that in general full story