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  1. ESF's short-term leader dismisses rumours about his hasty exit

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Schools Foundation, has returned to Hong Kong to bid farewell to former colleagues and explore the potential of setting up a new group of international schools in Hong Kong and the region. But he ... on school improvement matters there,' he said. He was also building business contacts in the UK and Hong Kong to develop new English-medium schools in Asia. 'I shall be developing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427064/esfs-short-term-leader-dismisses-rumours-about-his-hasty-exit
  2. Teachers back principal in contract row

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Staff of ESF's elite Kennedy School feel aggrieved they have been banned from talking to parents Kennedy School teachers have rallied behind their flamboyant principal, Vanessa Bingham, after the English Schools Foundation's controversial decision not to renew her contract. The decision, made on the recommendation of the school council, led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438090/teachers-back-principal-contract-row
  3. ESF lessons on nurturing staff

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the English School Foundation (ESF). 'The first thing we saw was the [Victoria Harbour] light show and we fell in love with it,' says Noelle Du Puy who moved here a month ago with her ... account and finding a flat- and then organises social events so you meet people from different schools.' American-born Humanities and English teacher Du Puy has worked in Hungary and Vietnam, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978569/esf-lessons-nurturing-staff
  4. Comment - Letters

    Colonial attitude towards education

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... love my children to attend an English Schools Foundation school or any international school but the fact is, that is a privilege of the "moneyed elite" as Ms Chapman described, ... Foreigners' whining about education smacks of colonialism I refer to the letter from Amanda Chapman, chairperson of the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association (Nesta) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1089522/colonial-attitude-towards-education
  5. Schools that lay solid foundations

    Posted Oct 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... Tel 2504 1978, e-mail info@letterland-land.com or visit www.letter-land.com) ESF Early Years Programme Run by the English Schools Foundation Educational Services, the programme helps children ... 3949. Visit www.think.edu.hk) Victoria Educational Organisation This organisation comprises seven kindergartens and two English primary schools. It is an authorised provider of the International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/521607/schools-lay-solid-foundations
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's crackdown on English teachers vital to protect pupils

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Crackdown vital to protect pupils Demand for foreign English teachers on the mainland is so great that getting a job can be as simple as submitting a résumé. Background checks, proof of qualifications, references and even work visas may not even be asked for by those involved in schools that are more about financial gains than education. The boom has attracted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1599006/beijings-crackdown-english-teachers-vital-protect-pupils
  7. Schools quota for locals cut to 30pc

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... parents opt for the International Baccalaureate curriculum, put off by frequent changes to the local system. The English Schools Foundation- which is in dispute with the government over the future ... families and senior government officials tend to prefer sending their children to English-speaking schools in the city or overseas amid concern about the erosion of English standards since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986651/schools-quota-locals-cut-30pc
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... about 360 million students learned English in some capacity last year. There are some 50,000 schools or institutes, ranging from night schools to private schools teaching the language, ... but still get jobs due to the sheer demand for native-English speakers, Taylor said. Professional teachers such as Taylor lament the business-like nature of private schools and language institutes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  9. Business - Companies - MAKING MILLIONS

    Success beyond the classroom for language school founder

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Oriental now has more than 700 schools and English language centres in 50 mainland cities teaching over 2.5 million high-school and university students. Net revenues hit US$1.1 billion last year, ... for university graduates with good English language skills ensured there was no shortage of students willing to spend money for after-school crammers and Yu's firm took off. Yu puts some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1618849/success-beyond-classroom-language-school-founder
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    English may be the language of peace

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE English may be the language of peace As a question of fairness, the government should mandate the introduction of national education in English Schools Foundation and international schools as well. Why should expatriate and westernised local children be deprived of the opportunity to learn about China, which is, after all, on everyone's lips? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1031854/english-may-be-language-peace

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