Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Issue 473 - Nov 2020

A class apart?

Melanie Butler dives into the data on boarding schools Statistics show that British boarding schools are the top-performing sector in UK EFL, based on reports from British Council inspection reports. On...

English from first grade in Saudi schools

Saudi Arabia’s state schools will start to teach English as a subject from the first grade of primary...

Taiwan’s “Bilingual by 2030” too ambitious

The governments’ “Bilingual by 2030” plan, which aims to have the island speaking English within a decade (see...

Leaning into Pisa

Melanie Butler predicts the effect of the new tests The plan to introduce, in the OECD’s 2024 Pisa tests,...

Case study: Stonyhurst Language school

Owned and run by Stonyhurst College, the summer language school takes place on the historic school campus, which...

A class apart?

Melanie Butler dives into the data on boarding schools Statistics show that British boarding schools are the top-performing sector in UK EFL, based on reports...

English from first grade in Saudi schools

Saudi Arabia’s state schools will start to teach English as a subject from the first grade of primary school starting from the 2021 academic...

Taiwan’s “Bilingual by 2030” too ambitious

The governments’ “Bilingual by 2030” plan, which aims to have the island speaking English within a decade (see www.elgazette. com/global-perspective-taiwan/) has drawn criticism from...

Leaning into Pisa

Melanie Butler predicts the effect of the new tests The plan to introduce, in the OECD’s 2024 Pisa tests, an optional foreign language assessment, will...

Case study: Stonyhurst Language school

Owned and run by Stonyhurst College, the summer language school takes place on the historic school campus, which boasts four libraries, a new tennis...

Cyprus to promote EMI universities

The Parliament of Cyprus in early September debated a Bill to promote English-medium public sector universities on the island, which Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou...
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