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
Bookmark and Share


Ontario communities celebrate English as a Second Language Week

November 5, 2008

TORONTO, CANADA–The important role of English as a Second Language (ESL) education for new Canadians is being celebrated across Ontario during ESL Week, taking place from
November 9-15, 2008. ESL Week is an annual celebration of ESL education and learning that is growing in popularity across the province, and has the support of several full story
Bookmark and Share


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


Board hopes to welcome more foreign students, and their fees

October 7, 2008

HAMILTON, CANADA–Hamilton’s public school board raises about $1 million a year from fee-paying international students, and staff say that could increase. Trustees last night voted to continue foreign student recruitment until a staff report in January outlines creation of an international department. The plan is expected to suggest links to an arm’s-length agency, full story