Monthly Archives: May 2008

Asian Americans Struggling to Keep up

United States: Asian-American Students Struggling Under NCLB, Group Says Schools are failing to identify struggling Asian-American students under the No Child Left Behind Act and to give them the academic intervention and support they need, a report says. “Contrary to … Continue reading

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Teaching English in Italy and TEFL Jobs in Italy with TEFL Certification

By Luke Fisher In this latest article in the guest authors series, Luke Fisher delves into the Italian TEFL scene and what you might expect to find in the country: Teaching English in Italy is a great way to explore … Continue reading

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Mexican bilingual teachers head for Chicago

Texas: Grant Brings iPods to ESL Classes Ray High School students Jamira Baniqued and Danae Uria, both 15, appeared to breeze through their first language lesson using an iPod. Uria already has one she uses for music and videos. This … Continue reading

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What Will Globalization Do to Languages?

Stephen J. Dubner recently posed the question, ‘what will globalization do to languages?’ on the Freakonomics blog of the New York Times. The article contains the views of some notable folk, including Christian Rolling, Mark Liberman, Henry Hitchings, and John … Continue reading

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CamTESOL 2009

The 5th CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching“The Globalisation of ELT: Emerging Directions”Phnom Penh, Cambodia The dates for the 2009 CamTESOL are 21st-22nd February. For more information on the 2009 conference or on earlier conferences, please go to the CamTESOL … Continue reading

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Should you really do the DELTA?

Jenny Johnson has written an article in support of doing the dreaded DELTA course over on the Guardian TEFL News website. As ever, the vast majority of this section of the Guardian is one giant promotional opportunity for Cactus TEFL, … Continue reading

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Distance learning for teachers in Japan

ETJ One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Japanese Students (For Teachers of Teenagers and Adults)This year’s course will be held in the following cities: Sunday June 1st – Tokyo Sunday June 8th – Osaka Sunday June 15th – Nagoya Training sessions: … Continue reading

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English learners a small part of overall failures in Arizona

Arizona: English Learners a Small Part of Overall Failures The Arizona Star’s investigation of social promotion found that students in English-language learner classes account for a relatively small portion of the failures in eight Tucson-area school districts. The finding comes … Continue reading

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The Curry Chicken Picks the Rice

…in Chinese restaurants, which comes as quite a surprise, I can tell you. Thanks again to Jimmy Ng who is sending me some classic stuff via email. Click here to take a look at more examples from the bizarre world … Continue reading

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What Every Filipino should Know

The PINOYWORLD blog describes itself as being the blog that gives the info that every Filipino should know and, I’ve got to admit, if I were living in the country it would be one of the places I’d turn to … Continue reading

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