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
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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
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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