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Libération newspaper publishes whole front page in English - Telegraph

Libération newspaper publishes whole front page in English  - Telegraph | English Education in an English School | Scoop.it
A row over a proposal to allow French universities to teach some classes in English took a fresh turn when Libération, one of France's top national newspapers published its entire front page in the "language of Shakespeare".
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The global language of influence - University World News

The global language of influence - University World News | English Education in an English School | Scoop.it

There is some policy response from EU education institutions to these trends. The voluntary EU policy launched in 2005 had the aspiration that those in education should speak their mother tongue plus two European languages. This has recently been modified. The stated objective now is that they speak mother tongue plus one European language (no doubt English) and one other (code for Mandarin, Japanese, Arab, an African language or wherever cultural or geo-political interests lead).


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Is Texting Mangling the English Language? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Texting Mangling the English Language? [INFOGRAPHIC] | English Education in an English School | Scoop.it

I grew up reading a lot of books, and tested at a post high-school (college) reading level as early as the 6th grade. While I will admit that I had some GREAT English teachers along the way, I do feel like the educational ...

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Dictionary games

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Play our new Macmillan Dictionary language games!
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Learning and practising a language should be fun, stimulating and challenging: and Macmillan Dictionary’s new language games are just that. Play our games to test your instinct on word frequency, choose the right particles for phrasal verbs and get to know your irregular verbs.
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English: 'second language' in school

English: 'second language' in school | English Education in an English School | Scoop.it

A primary school in Peterborough is believed to be the only one in England where not one of its pupils speaks English as their first language.

Twenty different languages are spoken at Gladstone Primary School. The school has more than 400 pupils and despite the potential barriers the school's just been rated good in every area by the education watchdog Ofsted.


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This article could be interesting for fellow teachers or parents with a leaning for the English language.

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