Monthly Archives: October 2008

US: Fugitive Recovery Agent Training

Once you’ve started down a particular career path, teaching English being no exception, changing jobs after several years can be difficult and extremely daunting. With this in mind, I wonder how many of you have ever thought about what it … Continue reading

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Fun way to learn English in Malaysia

More than 150 teachers from 19 Chinese schools in the Jasin district, Malacca, recently gathered for a two-hour long Newspaper-In-Education (NiE) session. The workshop, aimed at encouraging teachers to use the newspaper as a teaching resource in the classroom as … Continue reading

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United Arab Emirates: The Art and Science of Good English – Here Comes Help

The University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Examinations is planning to work with education councils and corporate sectors across the UAE to raise the standard of English among students, teachers and professionals in the country. While … Continue reading

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Mexico funds Spanish classes for illiterate emigrants to U.S.

For more than a decade, as the immigration debate has swelled on both sides of the border, the Mexican government has been quietly providing money, materials and even teachers to American schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations, reports USA Today. Read … Continue reading

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Learning English the Disney way in Shanghai

The Shanghai Daily notes how the Walt Disney Co has opened a Disney English teaching facility in Shanghai that combines Disney’s famed storytelling and fun with original stories and songs written just for Chinese kids. The small English-immersion classes are … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Teaching English to primary school students – nothing prepared

In 1996, The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) kicked off the trial programme on teaching English as an optional subject to primary school students, reports Vietnamnet. 12 years later, the ministry plans to teach English as a compulsory subject … Continue reading

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Ghana: GES bemoans fallen standard of the English language

Mr Samuel Bannerman-Mensah, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has attributed the falling standard of education to the downward trend of the English language. Speaking at a national forum on the falling standard of education for directors of education, … Continue reading

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Namibian Learners Meet British Counterparts

Namibia & United Kingdom: Learners from three Namibian schools yesterday met some of their British counterparts under a programme, Connecting Classrooms, by the British Council in Namibia. The programme is aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue through school links. Read the … Continue reading

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United Kingdom: The beautiful explain …

High-flying Portsmouth FC’s international stars have been sent off to the classroom as they try to learn the language of football. According to the ever reliable Sun newspaper, Sixteen of Pompey’s current 28-strong squad are currently drawn from outside the … Continue reading

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Korea: Ethnic Koreans Face Tougher Screening

The authorities are moving to require ethnic Koreans to submit documents proving they have no criminal record and undergo drug testing when they apply for English teaching positions here. The move comes even though the immigration authorities say they have … Continue reading

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