Monthly Archives: June 2008

Japan:Professor sets high goals for business English

For Japanese businesspeople to carry out their duties in English, they should ultimately aim for English skills equivalent to at least 900 points out of 990 on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)–a near-native speakers’ level–a group of … Continue reading

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TEFL courses in Spain & TEFL jobs with TEFL certification

By Luke Fisher In this guest author article, Luke Fisher discusses the life of the English teacher in Spain: There are a wide variety of TEFL course options available in Spain leading to TEFL jobs for those with TEFL certification. … Continue reading

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India: English Medium Classes Begin Amid Outcry

The government on Thursday commenced English medium from class VI with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus in 6,500 high schools in rural areas as a new experiment amid criticism against launching the scheme without proper trained teaching staff. … Continue reading

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Hong Kong:The Cat Got Your Mother Tongue?

It was an admission of cultural defeat; but then Hong Kong is nothing if not pragmatic about such things. On June 6th its education minister, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, lifted restrictions that forced four-fifths of the territory’s more than 500 secondary … Continue reading

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Brunei Darussalam: Teaching Reading Workshop Receives Positive Feedback

The Department of Schools at the Ministry of Education yesterday organised a Teaching Reading Workshop, where 30 Form 1 teachers from schools in the Brunei-Muara District learnt various strategies, tools and techniques that could be used in the classroom to … Continue reading

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Great Education Quotes # 4: C. S. Lewis

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United Kingdom: English Children Can’t Read English

In the country that gave birth to the English language, one in five 11 year olds can’t read and have failed to master mathematics. The United Kingdom’s chief schools inspector, Christine Gilbert, warned last month that these children could be … Continue reading

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Teaching English: FAQ

An article for those looking to enter the noble profession by Josef Essberger Are there really any ESL jobs for me? Yes, there are. Rightly or wrongly, the whole world wants to learn English. People everywhere, especially young people, are convinced … Continue reading

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Korea: For English Studies, Koreans Say Goodbye to Dad

On a sunny afternoon recently, half a dozen South Korean mothers came to pick up their children at the Remuera Primary School here, greeting one another warmly in a schoolyard filled with New Zealanders. The mothers, members of the largest … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Billions VND for Children’s Education

Nguyen Ky Nam, PhD, of Australian nationality, has noted that when he returned to Vietnam in 2006, he spent a lot of time choosing a school for his son, Ky Anh, who had finished the first class in Australia. Nam … Continue reading

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