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UK: schools restrict enrolment due to bed shortages

Residential and homestay shortages stopped around 6000 students from enrolling in UK schools last year. Around two-thirds of  ELT centres...
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UK: schools restrict enrolment due to bed shortages

Learning grammar in adulthood

Young tortoises and old hares? Given Hartshorne et al’s study finding that the ability to learn grammar decreases from late...
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Learning grammar in adulthood

News in numbers: international students contribute $31 billion to Canadian economy

Analysis from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) estimates the total GDP contribution of international students was $30.9 billion (US$22.6 billion, £17.6...
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News in numbers: international students contribute $31 billion to Canadian economy

Language acquisition has a critical window…

…but it stays open longer than expected. The ability of native and non-native English speakers to learn English grammar is...
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Language acquisition has a critical window…

UK: rise in Minimum Income Requirement may be unlawful

The continued rise in MIR is keeping British Citizens from returning home with their families. A legal challenge to the...
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UK: rise in Minimum Income Requirement may be unlawful

What a Labour victory would mean for UK ELT

The short answer: not much. As the UK takes to the polls today, various news outlets predict a ‘landslide’ victory...
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What a Labour victory would mean for UK ELT

Next stop: Turkey!

Trying to choose the best destination for your skills? Teacher Jonathan Smith asks: why not consider Turkey? As a novice...
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Next stop: Turkey!

The argument against exams

Are exams really a necessary evil? Fabio Cerpelloni speaks to teacher and YouTuber, Christian Saunders, to get his take. Q:...
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The argument against exams

Historic strike vote at BC Taiwan

Teachers in Taiwan to strike for fair pay. British Council teachers, furious that their basic pay has not risen in...
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Historic strike vote at BC Taiwan

Enhancing English education in Thailand’s refugee camps

Teacher William Grice explores the challenges of teaching English to refugees in the context of the ongoing crisis in Myanmar....
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Enhancing English education in Thailand’s refugee camps

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UK: schools restrict enrolment due to bed shortages

Residential and homestay shortages stopped around 6000 students from enrolling in UK schools last year. Around two-thirds of  ELT centres restricted their student intake last...

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The argument against exams

Are exams really a necessary evil? Fabio Cerpelloni speaks to teacher and YouTuber, Christian Saunders, to get his take. Q: Christian, you have some strong...

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Review: Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences

Teaching Languages to Students with SpecificLearning Differences (2024) (2nd edition)MM TextbooksBy Judit Kormos and Anne Margaret SmithISBN: 978-1-80041-860-8 For most people, language learning comes easily...

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