Category Archives: UK

United Kingdom language school’s concern at minister’s bogus-visa fears

Universities and language schools in Wales have called on Immigration Minister Damian Green not to confuse a British education success story with bogus visa factories masquerading as colleges. According to Wales Online, professionals in education raised concern yesterday after Mr … Continue reading

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Euro news roundup

Find out what’s going on in TEFL around Europe with the latest action from the United Kingdom, Ireland and, er, Malta. UK tightens English language test rules for foreign students In a bid by ministers to deter bogus applicants, tens … Continue reading

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United Kingdom: Mind your slanguage!

Cor blimey, guvnor: “Young people are growing up with a new form of composite language. It’s a bit cockney, a bit West Indian, a bit West African, with some Bangladeshi and Kuwaiti – and it seems to be replacing traditional … Continue reading

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Do you have a UK pension that you don't know about?

The issue of pensions in the country where you live compared with the state pension in the UK was raised recently on the Turkey forum. Without doubt, among the most important financial decisions you’re likely to make in your life … Continue reading

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Portsmouth makes players take English lessons

Overseas players at English Premier League club Portsmouth are taking extra English lessons to help them communicate on the field more clearly, the Canadian Press website notes. Like all the teams in England’s top flight, Portsmouth has a squad drawn … Continue reading

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