MSU English as Second Language Program Enrollment Largest of Public Schools in KY

December 4, 2008

MURRAY, KY–On a campus where international student enrollment is growing steadily, language barriers can seem daunting. However, Murray State University’s English as a Second Language program serves as an important transition program for international students attending the school. The ESL program emphasizes language proficiency in all skill and knowledge areas, full story
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English learners increase

December 4, 2008

DUNCAN, OK–The number of students who are classified as English language learners is increasing, and while officials say they don’t know what’s causing the growth, testing shows the students are having success with the district’s support programs. Duncan Public Schools reports that the number of English language learners (ELL) has full story
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Bill Sizemore jailed for contempt of court

December 4, 2008

PORTLAND, OR–Veteran ballot initiative activist Bill Sizemore was handcuffed and jailed Monday after a Multnomah County judge found him in contempt of court for a fourth time in his long-running legal battle with two Oregon teachers unions. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Janice R. Wilson ordered Sizemore jailed until he signed and filed federal and state tax forms that full story
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Star student not allowed back into U.S. because of illegal past

December 2, 2008

MESA, AZ–Daniella Aguado wanted to be an english teacher ever since high school, and at 21 years old, she has succeeded. Success was never a foreign concept for Daniella – especially at Mountain View High School in Mesa. “I had a wonderful experience in high school. I love studying,” says Daniella “I had good grades.” “Good” is putting it politely. full story
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Teachers will mind language

December 2, 2008

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA–The Territory Government is facing a revolt from remote teachers who vow to continue teaching in Aboriginal languages, despite an order to teach in English. Award-winning teacher Yalmay Yunupingu said yesterday she would refuse Departmental orders not to teach in her own language of Yolngu Matha. The Territory Government says from full story complete coverage
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It’s No Secret: Progress Prized In Brownsville

December 2, 2008

BROWNSVILLE, TX–Here at Cromack Elementary School, near the border of the United States and Mexico, many children in the early grades are taught in Spanish. By 4th grade, those students have made the smooth transition to classes where practically all full story
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International students pay £29m in fees to universities

December 2, 2008

BELFAST, IRELAND–International students paid over £29m in course fees to attend Northern Ireland’s two universities over a two year period, it was revealed yesterday. One student paid a staggering £21,830 for one year of a clinical course (medicine and dentistry) at Queen’s University, Belfast, during 2007/08. The figures have been released following a request full story
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Rwanda: English Language Teaching Kicks Off

December 2, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–The recent government decision to use English as the language of instruction has kicked off in some schools, with teachers enrolling for the language alongside their students. Among the schools that have started implementing English language is St Patrick primary school in Kicukiro district. full story
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International student enrollment increases 15 percent

December 2, 2008

KALAMAZOO, MI–Western Michigan University saw double-digit growth in international and study abroad enrollment this fall, due in large part to increased scholarship programs. Compared to the last academic year, WMU’s international student enrollment grew by 15.2 percent, raising the total to 1,114 degree-seeking international students on campus in this fall. full story
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It’s Carnival Time

December 2, 2008

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE–For this 8th edition of the ELL/ESL/EFL carnival, bloggers provide answers to some of the questions I presume that educators of English-learners might have. OK, I admit that the first question may not exactly have been on the tip of your tongue, but it could help some ELL teachers to stretch in how they engage students. full story
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