Monthly Archives: May 2010

US: Researchers advise race to top applicants on ELLs while ‘Common Core State Standards Initiative’ takes effect

States need to give test developers explicit instructions on how to avoid unnecessary linguistic complexity when designing content tests, reports Education Week. They need to provide detailed guidelines to school districts on how to select and use testing accommodations for … Continue reading

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Brunei: Poor Malay not due to the bilingual education policy

The Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs yesterday defended Brunei’s bilingual education system which uses English language in majority of school subjects, saying that it has been operating well and past generations have succeeded due to their good command of English. … Continue reading

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Educators to keep an eye on Ning’s move to ‘pay’ model

Ning, the popular social networking site that educators have been using to trade information on boosting their skills and to interact in a closed environment with students, has announced a new overall pricing structure for its services. The company announced … Continue reading

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Reducing stress in the TEFL profession

Living the TEFL life can be just as stressful as any other, if not more so. I know this only too well after more than ten years in the profession. To reduce our level of stress, we first need to … Continue reading

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