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Language policy in Tibet absolutely unacceptable: Top Official - Tibet Post International

Language policy in Tibet absolutely unacceptable: Top Official - Tibet Post International | language policy | Scoop.it
Language policy in Tibet absolutely unacceptable: Top Official Tibet Post International Tibet-Australia-2014-Minister Dharamshala: - The replacement of the Tibetan language with Mandarin in schools in Tibet is absolutely unacceptable for Tibetan...
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Foreign languages no longer compulsory subjects for finals - VietNamNet Bridge

Foreign languages no longer compulsory subjects for finals - VietNamNet Bridge | language policy | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge Foreign languages no longer compulsory subjects for finals VietNamNet Bridge An English teacher of a high school said the MOET's plan, by the nature, is an action that spoils the national program on teaching and learning foreign...
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China, South Korea face familiar woes in English quest

China, South Korea face familiar woes in English quest | language policy | Scoop.it

Japan isn’t alone in its struggles with teaching English. China and South Korea have experienced similar frustrations, but their responses and results have been quite different. It’s easy to compare the three nations because of their similarities: English is completely different from their native languages; they’ve all had limited immigration and haven’t been completely colonized by an English-speaking Western power; and all three currently share low birth rates (though China has had an only-child policy that is just starting to be relaxed). The most obvious difference between the three countries is scale. . .


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English fluency hopes rest on an education overhaul

English fluency hopes rest on an education overhaul | language policy | Scoop.it

Ringing in 2014, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a dream: One nation that will actively re-engage with the global marketplace. To realize this dream by 2020, it’s commonly accepted that the Japanese need to improve their English. So, what’s the problem? Unfortunately there are a few...


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English Proficiency in Malaysia: Time for Urgent Action | Din Merican ...

English Proficiency in Malaysia: Time for Urgent Action | Din Merican ... | language policy | Scoop.it
Not only English has become the world's lingua franca, it is also the language for science, mathematics, finance, diplomacy, trade as well as in other fields of humanities and social science. English proficiency provides access ...
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The language of today - The News on Sunday

The language of today - The News on Sunday | language policy | Scoop.it
The News on Sunday The language of today The News on Sunday The British colonialists attached a great deal of significance to Urdu and it was during their early rule that Persian saw its demise and Urdu was made the language of medium of...
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Mixed reaction to Japan's 'English-only' junior high school classes - The Japan Daily Press

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The Japan Daily Press Mixed reaction to Japan's 'English-only' junior high school classes The Japan Daily Press English classes in Japanese junior high school level English classes will be conducted primarily in the English language, and the global...
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Proficiency in English Language and Nationalism | Din Merican: the ...

Proficiency in English Language and Nationalism | Din Merican: the ... | language policy | Scoop.it
... of clear language is insincerity. ...--.George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language", 1946 We spent endless hours together debating the English language issue and are extremely concerned that many Malaysians still question the importance...
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Gaokao reform and international higher education - University World News

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Gaokao reform and international higher education University World News However, China's integration in this increasingly globalised world and the growing trend for English as a lingua franca indicate the continued significance of English for the...
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Ministry plans English teaching overhaul - Bangkok Post

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Ministry plans English teaching overhaul Bangkok Post A ministerial draft regulation on English learning and teaching reform with a greater emphasis on communication over grammar has been drawn up by the Office of the Basic Education Commission's...
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No pain, no gain, teachers told - The Star Online

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No pain, no gain, teachers told
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Their poor command of English is no fault of their own. They had gone through the schooling system where Bahasa Malaysia was and still is the medium of instruction.
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English-only comments distorted - Jansen - News24

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English-only comments distorted - Jansen
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In his speech, Jansen said English and not Afrikaans could be the "taal van versoening" - language of reconciliation - for South Africa.
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Languages: we're learning them in the wrong way - New Statesman

Languages: we're learning them in the wrong way
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But in a world where English is the lingua franca, it should no longer be Britain's main motive for learning another tongue. Language is, after all, much more than a communicative tool.
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English, do you speak it? UK govt mulls tightening welfare benefits ...

English, do you speak it? UK govt mulls tightening welfare benefits ... | language policy | Scoop.it
In order to encourage newcomers to learn English the British government wants to get rid of the foreign language information manuals designed for immigrants to claim government benefits. The Prime Minister also wants the ...
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Cambridge English Evaluates Learning, Teaching And Assessment Of English In ... - Bernama

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Preposition Quizes

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This worksheet has 20 quizes with multiple choice questions. It covers one word prepositions, complex prepositions, prepositions of time. It can be a good practice for students or can be used as a test.

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Govt embarks on English education system reform - The Japan News

The Express Tribune Govt embarks on English education system reform The Japan News While classes taught entirely in English have just been introduced at high schools this fiscal year, there are mixed feelings about the reform—including anticipation...
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Study: More Evidence Bilingualism Delays Onset of Dementia ...

Study: More Evidence Bilingualism Delays Onset of Dementia ... | language policy | Scoop.it
Research from India shows the buffering effect of bilingualism even extends to the illiterate.
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“The new cyber space lingo will survive” - The News on Sunday

“The new cyber space lingo will survive” - The News on Sunday | language policy | Scoop.it
“The new cyber space lingo will survive” The News on Sunday that “I believe strongly that language enables people to become 'humanised': I am quite sure that one way of softening a society is to make it aware of its own language and the nuances of...
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English remains the biggest choice for general school students - VietNamNet Bridge

English remains the biggest choice for general school students - VietNamNet Bridge | language policy | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge English remains the biggest choice for general school students VietNamNet Bridge Also according to Anh, general schools, except the schools for the gifted, only teach English to satisfy the demand of the majority of students...
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English teaching: Universities strive for “Vietnamese int'l standards” - VietNamNet Bridge

English teaching: Universities strive for “Vietnamese int'l standards” - VietNamNet Bridge | language policy | Scoop.it
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English teaching: Universities strive for “Vietnamese int'l standards”
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According to Nguyen Van Duong, Deputy Head of the Training Division, students can study English at the school to obtain 8-12 credits.
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China to Downplay English Language in Education · Global Voices

China to Downplay English Language in Education · Global Voices | language policy | Scoop.it
How can a nation be revived by rejecting foreign language learning? How can it integrate with the world? I am a bit skeptical about the policy and inclined to believe that the abolition of English-language education and ...
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Four language formula speaks well for Singapore - Indian NewsLink

Four language formula speaks well for Singapore - Indian NewsLink | language policy | Scoop.it
Four language formula speaks well for Singapore Indian NewsLink With the language playing an important role in Singaporean life, the Government has adopted a policy of bilingualism, whereby students learn in English but are also taught their mother...
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Text messaging brings on linguistic ruin - New Era

Text messaging brings on linguistic ruin - New Era | language policy | Scoop.it
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Text messaging brings on linguistic ruin
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“In most households, learners are not exposed to English in terms of study materials and the majority of the parents cannot speak, write and read English.
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Jansen is wrong about English as a primary tuition language, says FF Plus - Mail & Guardian Online

Jansen is wrong about English as a primary tuition language, says FF Plus - Mail & Guardian Online | language policy | Scoop.it
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Mulder said English as a learning subject should be compulsory for all South African children up to university level.
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