Working mothers learn English with their kids

November 11, 2008

TOKYO, JAPAN–Despite having to look after their children, many working mothers want to learn English. This means they often have to fight the clock to find the time, sometimes attending English classes during lunch break, while at other times taking their children along. Although not all of them use English at work, the women say learning the language during their spare time full story
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Study abroad agent apologizes to clients, says it won’t pay them

October 17, 2008

TOKYO, JAPAN–Gateway21 Co., a failed private agency to help Japanese study overseas, apologized to its clients Sunday but said it has no money to pay them back. “I am really sorry that your dreams and lives fell apart” because of the company, President Tomomasa Fukui said as he threw himself on the ground and bowed in apology. full story  related story


Canadian schools to help stranded Japanese students of Gateway21

October 17, 2008

NEW YORK, NY–A Canadian language school chain said Friday it will not charge tuition to Japanese students who have been studying at its member schools through Japan’s bankrupt school broker Gateway21 Co. Subject to the benefit are about 160 students already studying the English and French languages at 13 member schools of the British Columbia-based full story  related story


Recruit scam stings Teikyo university

October 13, 2008

DENVER, CO–A recruiter from Tajikistan who promised to send students from his country to bolster the enrollment of a small Denver college is accused of fleecing the students and the school out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. George Hegarty, president of Teikyo Loretto Heights University on South Federal Boulevard, said the man who offered his services seemed full story