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Indian tech region’s plan for English-medium courses meets opposition

10-07-2018 Hits:33 News Andrea Perez - avatar Andrea Perez

An Indian regional government’s plan to begin teaching English-medium courses in its schools to stem the exodus of students to private schools has been met with outcry from multiple sources...

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A language teacher in the US has been threatened with legal action unless he stops providing online courses that use a 'common practice' teaching technique, according to a digital rights charity, writes Federica Tedeschi.

An Indian regional government’s plan to begin teaching English-medium courses in its schools to stem the exodus of students to private schools has been met with outcry from multiple sources, Anna Zarra Aldrich writes.

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A new Punjabi comedy film depicts the struggles of a young man preparing for his Ielts exam. Jatt vs. IELTS shares the story of a young Punjabi man who wants to leave his small village and go to Canada.

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Nearly 100 schools in the Spanish region of Castilla La Mancha are abandoning their bilingual programmes, with the local government’s approval.

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The Taiwanese ministry of education has spent the equivalent of £100 million (NT$4 billion) in a bid to boost the number of English language courses in four of their top-ranking universities, the Taipei Times reports.

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The escalation of violence in Cameroon’s English speaking regions over the last year has been described as ‘unlawful, excessive and unnecessary’ by Amnesty International.

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Betsy DeVos is looking to diminish the role of the federal Office for English Language Acquisition (OELA) by folding it into the larger Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Anna Zarra Aldrich writes.

Trump’s education secretary is handing more power to individual states over education and school accountability – but can they all be trusted to do the right thing by ELLs, asks Anna Zarra Aldrich.

Dutch lobby group Beter Onderwijs Nederland (Better Education Netherlands) has lost its legal challenge against universities offering degrees in English, Anna Zarra Aldrich writes.

All new schools opened in the Welsh capital should be bilingual or Welsh language, a former council leader has said, writes Anna Zarra Aldrich.

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