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Why parents deserve more than just a roll of the dice


Parents often foot the bill for language travel but a lack of information about safeguarding and teaching can make choosing a language school a risky business, writes Melanie Butler.

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A tribute to the godfather of descriptive grammar

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The last Gazette interview with the descriptive grammarian Randolph Quirk, who died recently aged 97, took place in the House of Lords tearoom.

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Taking refuge in English


A British Council project in the refugee camps of Ethiopia aims to improve English teaching and give inhabitants a voice.

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What global big fish can learn from local language school minnows

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The language travel industry lags far behind in-country schools in terms of knowing where the market is going, says Melanie Butler.

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Point of View: ‘It’s outlandish to claim international students exploit the system’

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Host countries need to show international students that they are welcome as they battle against red-tape and suspicion, says Yinbo Yu.

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