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Petition to reduce nurses' Ielts standard reaches 9,500 signatures

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A petition calling on the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to reconsider its English language requirements for foreign nurses has gained nearly 5,500 signatures over the past four weeks...

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News in brief - June 

Adaptations of a Charles Dickens novel and a Sherlock Holmes mystery are in line for awards celebrating literature that encourages students to read more widely.

The shortlist for the Extensive Reading Foundation’s (ERF) Language Learner Literature Awards is now in the hands of teachers and students who will vote on their favourites. The judges will then take their verdicts into account and decide on the winners, to be announced next year.

A major expansion of bilingual programmes in New York sends ‘a clear message’ that ‘all families’ are welcome in the state school system, the city’s mayor has said.

In the biggest expansion since 2010, the New York City (NYC) schools chancellor Carmen Fariña has announced that 68 new dual language and transitional bilingual education programmes will be added from this September.

NEW YORK teacher turned restauranteur has set up an informal English language school for his staff, the New York Post reports. Daniel Carabano, who used to teach maths at high school level but now runs three eateries in New York, hit on the idea of teaching his Spanish speaking cooks after he taught himself Spanish. The chef uses Netflix programmes such as Iron Fist to inspire his employees to learn.

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