Yearly Archives: 2011

ELT World TEFL Website of the month: ELT Chat

ELT Chat With the current big bang-scale increase of the twittersphere, a new type of chat has surfaced for English language professionals. The wonderful #ELTChat is currently being moderated by Twitter TEFL heavyweights @ShellTerrell, @Marisa_C, @englishraven, and @olafelch (although the … Continue reading

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United States: Subject Matters – Reading, Writing… and Readying for Tests

It’s the best of times and the worst of times, exclaims the unusually Dickensian CNN, for English teachers as they find themselves more accountable than ever for the academic success of their students, while balancing new technologies that change time-honored … Continue reading

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United States: Feds Make ELLs a Priority for Tests Based on Common-Core Standards

The federal government, notes Education Week, is intending to provide grants for the development of English-language-proficiency assessments that are aligned with the national common-core standards. The proposed grant competition would push the country toward more uniformity for the definition of … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Pilot English Teaching Project is Hit by Staff Shortage and Poor Skills

Factors including a serious lack of facilities, as well as a shortage of qualified teachers have adversely affected the Ministry of Education and Training’s pilot English language teaching programme for primary school children, notes VietnamNet. Read more on this… Post … Continue reading

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