Monday, March 31, 2008

Ready, Set, Go! English Teacher Begins Taiwan Marathon

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

From English to Panglish? The Possible Future of a Language

Dickens is probably turning in his grave. For purists of the English language, the thought of the language of Shakespeare or Dickens becoming a diluted language for world's masses is a nightmare. But Panglish, as experts are calling the new English, is already here. The folks at Oxford English Dictionary must be having strokes...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

15 Years For Sex Crimes: British English Teacher Sentenced in Greece

A British man identified by The Associated Press as John Norman Hardy Foss has received a 15-year prison sentence by a Thessaloniki court on March 25th for sexually molesting a schoolboy and trying to molest another...
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

English + Brain Science = A Japanese Clock Work Orange

t may sound like Anthony Burgess invented it, but it's purely non-fiction for the Japanese, who have fully embraced a rather unique method for improving their English language skills - that's right, it's brain science...
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

TEFLWatch Pulls the Plug on ESL Forums

TEFL Watch, a website dedicated to aiding ESL teachers make informed decisions about employment, has shut down its forum. After weeks of intense pressure and backhanded tactics from Thailand private language school owners to remove their names from the site's forum blacklist...
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The New Korean E2 Visa: A Teacher's Story

This is a story in the words of an American teacher who recently went through the experience of applying for and receiving a Korean E2 visa after the new regulations of December 15th, 2007...

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Japan: Butlers Cafe; An alternative to teaching?

Kitsch is synonymous with Japanese culture and a style of restaurant in downtown Tokyo that offers English lessons as a part of its dining experience is no exception, although the butler uniforms worn by the foreign wait staff might be a touch of the bizarre...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Korean-American Teacher Arrested for 1996 Murder: Seoul

It took 12 years, numerous arrests, an extradition treaty with South Korea and an international manhunt for the FBI to detain David Nam, a 31-year-old Korean-American accused of slaying a retired police officer and stealing his gun in Pennsylvania in 1996...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


A year has passed and still the search continues for a suspect in the murder case of a young British ESL teacher in Japan...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

New Regulations: Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Education has declared that all foreign teachers must have a Teacher Profession Certificate in order to legally teach in the country. The non-immigrant B visa needed for work permits for foreign teachers will no longer be enough to obtain a work permit. To receive a certificate, teachers will have to...

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

ESL Scams Part 2: Exotic Locations

In Part 1 of this series, we examined the "The Money Up Front" scam. In this scam, a school asks the potential teacher for 'commitment' or 'processing' fees before the commencement date of employment. In part 2, we explore the use of Exotic Locations in explaining the attraction and success of teaching scams through the example of my own personal experience with a scam two years ago in Valencia, Spain. Scams that use exotic locations such as Valencia, which is not a popular city for English as Second Language, convolute the first kind of scam by offering these "money up front" fees as refundable. They also locate their scams in exotic locations, by which I mean a city or a country with small ESL markets and in a location where research into the school or their offers is difficult to ascertain.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

No Child Left Behind Act Leaves Many: America

A new study by Rice University and the University of Texas-Austin finds the 'accountability' model on which the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is based upon a direct contributor to lower graduation levels...

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Foreign Teacher' Association: Korea

There has been talk for years now about forming a foreign teacher's union to fight for and protect the rights of contracted English language teachers in South Korea. Although it is not a union, and does not have the power of one either, ATEK (Association of Teachers of English in Korea) will have to do for now...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Neil On Trail: Thailand

Five months after his October 19th 2007 arrest, Christopher Paul Neil, a 32-year-old Canadian schoolteacher charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old Thai boy, has begun his trail in Bangkok, Thailand...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Update: Foreign Teacher William Kapoun Passes Away

After almost two weeks in hospital, American William Kapoun passed away in Seoul on Saturday...

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sudden Demand: ESL in America and UK

A growing number of non-English speaking students are enrolling in schools throughout America and the United Kingdom, while the demand for qualified English language instructors is following suit...

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Friday, March 7, 2008

ESL Suicide

A British man has fallen to his death in Thailand. Paul Hollen, a 31-year-old English teacher at Siriwitthaya School in Samut Prakan, fell from the window of his 19th floor condominium in the Phra Pradaeng district...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Teacher Wins Dual Awards: America, China

Tom Merchant of Charlotte, North Carolina, is literally 1 teacher in 3000. He beat out that many of his fellow nominated colleagues to become the Teacher of the Year at the High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China...
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Uninsured Teacher Caught in Apartment Blaze: Korea

William Kapoun is living every teacher's worst nightmare, in a hospital without insurance and staggering medical bills...

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Misdirected Encouragement in Vietnam

Discipline in the classroom is always a difficult issue to tackle, and sometimes it can have catastrophic results. Such is the morale recently learned by one Vietnamese teacher...

Saturday, March 1, 2008

ESL Daily Website Opening

Welcome to ESL Daily! This site is dedicated to the distribution of news relating to the global ESL market. After months on we are proud to finally find a home at We cover every kind of news story associated with English as a Second Language as well as offering advice on subjects such as ESL Hotspots for 2008 and how to avoid scams, which draw on our own teaching experience. From fake degrees in Taiwan to India's burgeoning ESL market to the Chilean education fair, ESL Daily wants to keep teachers informed of what is going on around the world in the ever-changing, fast paced profession of teaching English as a Second Language. As we continue to grow in the coming months, we will be adding several new features and even contests in an effort to connect and involve teachers around the globe. So keep coming back for the exciting new developments. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback. From the team at ESL Daily, thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon.

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