07 janvier 2019

South Korea bans English up to third grade

By Claudia Civinini. South Korea has banned the teaching of English to first and second graders in a move that was contested by parents and teachers, Al Jazeera reports. More...

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BAC launches new accreditation for international EFL schools

By Claudia Civinini. The British Accreditation Council has launched its new accreditation scheme for English language schools worldwide with a ceremony at the House of Commons in London. More...

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Agents sail the high seas on SUL fam trip

By Claudia Civinini. SUL Language Schools held its first ‘English afloat’ fam trip in April, welcoming representatives of 42 partner agencies from 24 countries. More...

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Critical language learning window open longer – but earlier still better

By Claudia Civinini. The critical period for learning grammar in a second language doesn’t “close” until the age of about 17, according to a new study. More...

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English UK celebrates 14% rise in ELT students in 2017

By Claudia Civinini. A total of 497,028 English language students chose an English UK member centre last year, with the industry celebrating a 14% rise in numbers and 5% in student weeks after three years of decline. More...

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iTEP receives top award for US export

By Claudia Civinini. English language test provider iTEP International was presented with the prestigious ‘E’ award, the highest recognition for significant contributions to the expansion of US export awarded by the Department of Commerce. More...

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Learning Time with Timmy series launched online

By Claudia Civinini. An online animated series for young English language learners has just been launched on Youtube, the latest addition to the Learning Time with Timmy suite developed by the British Council in collaboration with animation studio Aardman. More...

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Website maps English test comparisons

By Claudia Civinini. A language school founder and director recently launched a English language exam comparison website to help test takers navigate the options on the market. More...

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UK: Gap widening in foreign language learning

By Claudia Civinini. Access to foreign language learning is restricting for pupils in disadvantaged areas in England, a new British Council survey has revealed. And while French and German are decreasing in popularity, Spanish could become England’s main modern language in secondary schools in the next decade. More...

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BON loses Dutch EMI lawsuit against HEIs

By Claudia Civinini. A Dutch association that had launched a lawsuit against two universities over “too many” courses taught in English has seen its claims rejected in court. More...

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