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‘Language wars’ rock Cameroon

02-01-2017 Hits:144 News Matt Salusbury - avatar Matt Salusbury

Hundreds have been arrested with at least two killed – apparently at the hands of security forces – during protests by anglophones. Lawyers, teachers and students are on strike over...

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India

Primary school teachers in the state of Karnataka, India (which includes the mega-city of Bangalore) will participate in special training for English language teaching. The programme is organised by the state’s department of public instruction, and aims to involve 5,100 teachers before the end of the academic year.

Chris Eason

Language school association Education South Africa (EduSA) has successfully challenged the South African government over a strict immigration policy which it claimed was damaging the country’s EFL industry. EduSA chair Johannes Kraus said that the association had now reached an ‘amicable’ settlement with the Department of Home Affairs and Higher Education and Training.

Thai moaksey

Matt Salusbury writes 

A new series of English language tests for Thailand, based on the CEFR, aims to establish English proficiency levels needed for students and to ‘weed out backpackers’ from its pool of foreign English teachers, according to the Bangkok Post.

The test, designed by the Thailand Professional Qualifications Institute for the Ministry of Education, is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for adult learners studying another European language.

Ghana

In the run-up to of the presidential elections in the West African nation of Ghana, the president’s chief of staff pledged that senior high school students would start learning Arabic ‘at the basic level’ alongside English – Ghana’s only official language - as a subject.

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