Experts stress on right method of learning English

November 20, 2008

KOLKATA, INDIA–Experts argue that English cannot be taught through Bengali medium and the earlier system of teaching English in state-run schools was faulty. “One cannot rely on the existing teaching mechanism in the state for teaching English full story
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Fifth roundtable to discuss teaching of Maths and Science in English

November 20, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA–The Education Ministry will conduct a fifth round table to get more input before deciding whether to continue with the policy to teach mathematics and science in English. Deputy Ministers Datuk Razali Ismail and full story
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‘English for Employment’ project fast-tracked

November 20, 2008

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA–Fifty thousand school leavers would be targeted by a special project launched by the state in collaboration with the BoI and sections of the local corporate community for empowering these young persons with requisite English full story
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English-language schools mushroom out of control

November 18, 2008

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM–With English language centres seemingly on every street in HCM City, local educators and officials question the quality of instruction available at many of these schools. Each of these English language centres often has two or three branches in the city, full story
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Converting teacher training institute to English academy

November 13, 2008

KUALA TERENGGANU, MALAYSIA–The Education Ministry has set aside RM29.5mil to convert the Kuala Terengganu Teaching Institute in Batu Rakit here to an English academy by the year 2010. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail said the academy would help trainee teachers from Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu become proficient in the English language. full story
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Compulsory English classes planned for primary schools

November 12, 2008

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM–English will be compulsory for 20 per cent of third graders from the 2010 academic year. The Ministry of Education and Training intends to begin its pilot programme with four periods of English in HCM City, Ha Noi and Da Nang each week, says its Educational Science Institute deputy director Nguyen Loc. The ministry expects English to then become full story
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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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