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  1. Kaplan moves into China

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch A leading global education firm has extended its reach into China through a partnership with a Beijing-based English-language training company. Kaplan Inc, a company that offers English-language training around the globe, has licensed the Beijing New Channel Education and Cultural Development Co to use its language-training products. New Channel provides English-language training ...

  2. English needs a boost: Regina Ip

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... such as rewarding successful English teachers, increasing the number of NETs and providing opportunities for students to be immersed in an English-language environment such as 'study abroad' ... was 'truly bilingual' (in English and Cantonese). 'The English language proficiency of the average man... is on the decline,' she said. Many older Chinese people are actually more ...

  3. HK faces challenge to retain English

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... in an English-language environment such as overseas programmes. ... cities, according to former security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. Mrs Ip said Hong Kong faced a 'monumental challenge' in maintaining its grasp of the English language. Mrs Ip, who ...

  4. Thinking of going abroad? The four main countries for furthering your study- Canada

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... to demonstrate proficiency in their language of instruction, either English or French, usually through a standardised language test such as the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or the IELTS ... A popular choice, but language skills are vital, writes Liz Gooch More than 130,000 international students study at Canadian educational institutes every year. Director of the Canadian ...

  5. Speech festival teachers lost for words

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... system of being available to buy them from the organisation.' In a letter to Education Post, an English language teacher said she had failed to find the books her students needed, despite ...

  6. Graduates not up to overseas standards

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Liz Gooch, Nora Tong

    ... for internationalisation and a pool of English-language speakers they reflect concerns about the quality of education.' The results surprised Wong Yuk-shan, vice-president for administration and business ... or leadership skills, or creativity. Only 11 per cent of respondents said Hong Kong graduates had sufficient English skills. David Dodwell, convenor of the Business Coalition on Education ...

  7. Language company suspends classes

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... occasions. However, the company's Hong Kong website continues to advertise the Linguaphone language education centre, offering courses and one-to-one tuition in English and Putonghua. Based ... Liz Gooch EMB probes Linguaphone over claims of unlicensed premises in Mongkok A leading language provider has suspended its classes across Hong Kong after the Education and Manpower ...

  8. A monolingual mould

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... 30 per cent of Sydneysiders speaking a language other than English at home, you could be forgiven for thinking Australia would be the ideal place to study a foreign language. 'I ... problem is that because the US has effectively made English the dominant language globally, Australia is more or less following suit,' he said. 'Students are assuming that no matter what ...

  9. Malaysia's study solution

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... of unemployed graduates, including poor English-language proficiency, inadequate communication skills, lack of experience and having qualifications that were irrelevant for the job market. ... of Malaysia in July. However, having racked up a M$26,000 (HK$56,000) debt for a four-year bachelor of education, the 24-year-old knew full-time postgraduate study was a luxury she could hardly ...

  10. New approach urged in teaching Outback children

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... important theme was language and culture. Not enough had been done in the past to ensure that young indigenous children learned English. Australia was better at teaching English to new migrants than its own indigenous population, he said. Dr Ramsey said while learning indigenous languages gave students access to their culture, it was vital they also learned English. 'I would like ...




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