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13-07-2017 Hits:703 News Andrea Perez - avatar Andrea Perez

The head of teacher development at China’s biggest private English language teaching organization stands up for traditional Chinese teaching methods.

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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.

Failure to comply with Aviation English standards by both native and non-native speaker pilots and air traffic controllers has led to some frightening near misses, a new independent report has found.

The research, commissioned by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and carried out by linguist Dr Barbara Clark, examines reports of language-related miscommunication incidents.

An institution set up by business magnate and philanthropist George Soros appears to be the target of the new laws imposing restrictions on foreign universities operating in Hungary.

Under the new regulations, foreign universities from outside the EU will need accreditation and have a campus both in their home countries and in Hungary. They will also be barred from awarding Hungarian diplomas without a new agreement between the governments of both countries.

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The UK ELT industry heaved a sigh of relief after the Italian ministry of education invited its own state schools to apply for funding from the latest Pon programmes. These are EU-funded schemes designed to close the educational gap of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In the past, several groups of Italian high school students have benefited from these funds to study English in the UK, Ireland and Malta.

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