Monday, April 14, 2008

Somalia: Islamic radicals raid private English school killing 4 teachers

Sunday, April 13, Hakab Private English School was raided by Islamic insurgents...
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Paranoia or Good Sense? Fire Safety

Following the tragic March 2008 death of American ESL teacher William Kapoun in a Seoul apartment fire, I decided to investigate the fire hazards commonly facing teachers in a foreign country...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Possible Step Back: Korea Considering 2-Year Degrees

It's been four months since the Korean government issued new, strict regulations for E2 teaching visas and now some schools are asking for further changes, this time to lower the academic standards.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Korean E2 Visa Drug Test Pot Free

What might be old news to some teachers will be a sigh of relief to others. As of March 15th, the Korean Immigration Service announced the Ministry of Justice has dropped the cannabinoid test from the medical check required to receive an alien registration card.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Vietnam Slams TOEIC

Why aren't Japanese and Korean students more proficient in speaking English? Some teachers in Vietnam are blaming TOEIC standardized testing, which focuses more on listening and reading skills. TOEIC mimics other English as a Second Language products, like ETS and the old TOEFL version (before 1995), which was almost boycotted in US universities in the 1990's, until it updated to its current version.

Vietnam's education development strategy for 2008-2020 plans to implement English as a compulsory subject in primary schools...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

ESL Daily New features

Welcome to ESL Daily! We are proud to announce some new features to our website Our new main page menu now has four tabs of news to choose from. In addition to our daily news articles, which you can view in the In The News tab as well as at the top of the page, we now also feature three new tabs of ESL related news to keep you up to date in what is going on around the world in the ever-changing, fast paced profession of teaching English as a Second Language. In The Blogs provides links to news stories written by ESL Bloggers around the world. In The Forums provides you with links to what the hottest topics are in the ESL industry and what teachers are saying about them. In More ESL News, we provide links to other important news items not covered in the ESL Daily articles. Stay informed of what is going on around the world in the ESL industry by visiting ESL Daily.

This site is dedicated to the daily distribution of news relating to the global ESL market. 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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