Monthly Archives: August 2008

DepEd spearheads English training of South Korean teachers

Philippines and South Korea: 50 Korean teachers recently completed the first part of their training on English teaching facilitated by the Department of Education. The English teaching training was part of an agreement with the Busan Metropolitan City of Education … Continue reading

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Taiwan: English teaching should go ‘glocal’

Today and for the foreseeable future, English is the global language and a necessary means to enhance one’s competitiveness in many job or school markets. The problem is that there is a lack of connection between the role of public … Continue reading

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Alle-Kiski schools tackle language barrier in the US

Pennsylvania: Some Alle-Kiski Valley school districts are experiencing an uptick in the number of new students who speak little or no English. The districts have to make room in their budgets for customized “English as a Second Language (ESL)” or … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Students turn teachers for city voluntary campaign

Thousands of youth volunteers have been doing social work for the last three weeks under Ho Chi Minh City’s Green Summer campaign, with nearly 200 students teaching children and workers English and other languages in the city. Read the full … Continue reading

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TEFL courses in Thailand & teaching English in Thailand with TEFL jobs

By Luke Fisher The life of the English teacher in Thailand is the subject of this latest in the series of guest articles, this time from Luke Fisher: There are a wide variety and number of TEFL courses in Thailand … Continue reading

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Poland: Public TV to introduce subtitles instead of dubbing

In a move that some may describe as ‘radical’, Polish television may introduce subtitles to English movies instead of the traditional dubbing and voiceovers as soon as possible – this is the opinion of Education, Culture and Higher Education Ministries, … Continue reading

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Malaysia: United, yet apart

At this point in time, the biggest question on the minds of every Mathematics and Science teacher in Malaysia – as you might well imagine – would probably be this: “Are we going to continue in English or revert to … Continue reading

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Somali single mother excels in Britain

A teenager who escaped endless war in homeland five years ago sets her sights on a medical degree after scoring five As at GCSE level, noted The Times. Read on… Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for … Continue reading

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The World’s First Online TEFL Newspaper

The ELT Times The ELT Times is the world’s first online TEFL newspaper with articles and discussion on many issues affecting our profession in the early 21st century. Recent articles titles include ‘An Acronym By Any Other Name‘ by Brenda … Continue reading

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Singapore: English and the social fabric

If Singapore is set to become a rainbow spread of peoples in the future owing to continued significant immigration to the country to supplement falling birth rates, the fostering of a common “Singaporean Spirit” well into the 21st century may … Continue reading

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