Thursday, June 13, 2024

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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...

Valencia fails to pay its foreign teachers – again

Just before Christmas, 1.400 foreign English language teaching assistants in Valencia, Spain, who hadn’t paid since the school year began in October, were still...

One in four UK adults regret not speaking a second language

According to new research commissioned by the British Council, one in four UK adults wishes they had learned another language.  That’s 26% of those asked...

Dictionary definition sparks global culture clash

The Cambridge English Dictionary has hit the global headlines by adding an extra meaning to the definition of both man and woman to show...

English key to tackling UK’s skills shortage

The double whammy of Brexit and the Covid pandemic has conspired to leave the United Kingdom with a shortage of workers in a number...

English to be taught in Jerusalem pre-schools

A pilot programme to teach English in 50 of Jerusalem’s kindergartens will begin next spring, according to The Jerusalem Post. If successful, the programme...

Indiana wants you

The teacher shortage is being felt all over the world, but the state of Indiana, in the US, has launched a new initiative in...
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