Thursday, June 13, 2024

General News

Taiwan news

The Taiwanese government has announced that it hopes to increase the number of ‘English only’ state schools by 25%, bringing to 257 the number of English medium schools expected...

Fighting with English

The West has been providing Ukraine with military aid in various forms, from Leopard tanks coming from Germany...

UK union dispute settled after protests

A dispute between British Studies Centres (BSC) and the TEFL Workers Union in the UK on behalf of...

AP takes French leave of its senses

The AP style book, seen as the bible for US journalists looking to improve their writing, made a...

Teacher shortage hits Korea

The number of native speakers heading to Korea to teach English has plummeted to one-third of its pre-pandemic...

EU takes stance for Lettori

Further to our news piece in the current issue of the EL Gazette (see page 7) and the latest twist in the tale of...

English top of extracurricular classes in Spain

Parents in Spain are spending up to €350 per child for extracurricular tutoring. The number one skill the students are being taught in this...

Lack of housing affects student numbers in New Zealand

New Zealand, like the rest of the world, is beginning to see a real bounce-back, post-pandemic, in student numbers. But, like the rest of...

Business licences revoked India

This month saw the business licences of 239 immigration consultants and 129 IELTS preparation centres in the Punjab region of India revoked. None of...

Tokyo invests in English

Tokyo is investing in its teenagers’ English and an exchange programme with overseas teenagers, reports The Mainichi, Japan’s national daily newspaper. The city’s 2023 budget...

Meaning more important than pronunciatilon

Your non-native English-speaking friend mispronounces words? Or their grammar is a bit wonky? Don’t be tempted to correct them, as you won’t be doing...
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