Language Centres Set Up All Over the Country

December 10, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–Following the move by the government making English the language of instruction in all schools, centres have been established across the country that will facilitate students and teachers learn the language. According to Fred Bahati, the Director of the full story
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‘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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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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Most Native English Teachers in Seoul are Unqualified

November 25, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–It has been reported that some of the native English instructors working in Seoul’s schools are uncertified or have not taken TESOL, a special course for teachers of English to foreigners. According to a report on an audit submitted to Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education on Monday by Nam Jae-kyong of Seoul Metropolitan Council, just 166, or 20.5 percent full story
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21% of Foreign Teachers Hold Teaching Licenses

November 25, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–About 21 percent of native English-speaking teachers at primary and secondary schools in Seoul hold teaching licenses. According to data provided by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education to Nam Jae-kyong, a Seoul Metropolitan Council member, 166, or 20.5 percent of 810 foreign English teachers at schools in Seoul, have teaching licenses. full story
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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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