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  1. Let's speak in English, s'il vous plait

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... as the first foreign language taught in schools has accelerated worldwide. In the former communist countries of eastern Europe, it has replaced Russian, and in Russia itself, English is now obligatory ... language of international communication', be made compulsory in French schools, and the usual suspects erupted in outrage. It would be the final surrender, an acceptance that English had ...

  2. Language degrees give students the edge

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers upon completion of relevant teacher training.' The linguistics programmes allow students to develop a deeper understanding in theoretical ... of a language other than Chinese and English. 'Students enrolled in the programme develop an in-depth understanding of the forms and functions of language, an ability to analyse linguistic data ...

  3. ELT site provides teacher support

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... Paul McGuire The British Council has launched an initiative to support English teachers in local schools. The English Language Teachers (ELT) Network aims to provide local teachers with a wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and access to a dedicated Web site. The site gives teachers access to various resources, the latest developments in English ...

  4. The talk of the global village is... in English

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer The second president of the United States, John Adams, predicted in 1780 that English would be the 'most respectable language' in the world and the most read ... cent of the world's population, and almost nobody except the Welsh and the Irish bothered to learn English as a second language. So how is Adams' prediction doing now? Well, it took ...

  5. New English test

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the introduction in Hong Kong of a British-designed test of primary children's ability to communicate in English? The test, of English as a second language, is optional but expected to be popular. Write to us ...

  6. Specialist school seeks English-language teachers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) or equivalent qualifications- plus a year or two of experience- should apply. Those wanting the post ... Susie Gyopos A well-established, professional English-language school is seeking to employ native English-speaking teachers to work either full time or part time. Candidates should have ...

  7. The monster devouring our English capability

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... of teacher-training programmes are gearing up to breed more English teachers to feed the need enlarged by the loosening of the language leash. But, until the exam evil is exorcised, there is not a ghost ... a score of '0' in English. The failure rate is nearly 60 per cent, if you consider scoring 2 out of 5+ a failure. The repeater rate is 30 per cent. In A-levels, it is downright ...

  8. News - China - CULTURE

    Foreign lingo like Wi-fi, VIP threaten Chinese language's ‘purity’, state newspaper says

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 07:37pm by Angela Meng

    ... as a way of showing off their knowledge and intellect. “This also exacerbated the proliferation of foreign words,” Xia said. “The English language has absorbed pinyin to adapt, yet why is Putonghua mixed with a large quantity of English words? How much have foreign languages damaged the purity and vitality of the Chinese language?” the People’s Daily report said. “Scarcity of talent is one ...

  9. Speaking up

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... adopted Chinese as the preferred language of instruction. Currently, about 300 high schools use Chinese as the teaching medium while only around 110 schools teach in English. That's a huge ... 4 in what has been described as 'fine-tuning'. We all know that language skills are acquired and accumulated day by day. Speaking English is not like eating instant noodles. Pupils speak ...

  10. Language switch causes a stir

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Using English to teach non-language subjects was credited by the colonial government as creating an immersive environment that helped students master the language. Good proficiency in English ... with low status. While encouraging local schools to put more emphasis on English teaching, the colonial government adopted a laissez-faire approach to language in schools before 1998, allowing them ...




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