[lg policy] Edling Digest, Vol 43, Issue 6

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 28 22:14:58 UTC 2011


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Today's Topics:

  1. Malaysia: English teachers differ in competencies (Francis Hult)
  2. Estonia: 70% of Interviewed Teachers Found Fluent in      Estonian
     (Francis Hult)
  3. Canada: Students split on extending language law to CEGEPs
     (Francis Hult)
  4. US: Research to make schools better (Francis Hult)
  5. Turkish university to offer Armenian language courses
     (Francis Hult)
  6. US: Expanding Language by (Online) Degree (Francis Hult)


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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:49:03 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Malaysia: English teachers differ in competencies
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Malay Mail



English teachers differ in competencies



The competency level of English language teachers varies across a wide range
in the teaching of various subjects, says Malaysian English Language
Teaching Association (Melta) president Dr Ganakumaran Subramaniam.



Full story:

http://www.mmail.com.my/content/70585-english-teachers-differ-competencies

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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:50:58 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Estonia: 70% of Interviewed Teachers Found Fluent in
       Estonian
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Estonian Public Broadcasting



70% of Interviewed Teachers Found Fluent in Estonian <
http://news.err.ee/education/3f7504ed-883b-4314-bd44-31210e915303#comments#comments
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The fluency of teaching staff, particularly in Russian-language schools, has
become a prominent issue in recent months. Starting from September 2011,
Russian upper secondary schools will be required to teach at least 60
percent of classes in Estonian according to the law.



Full story:

http://news.err.ee/education/3f7504ed-883b-4314-bd44-31210e915303

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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:52:38 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Canada: Students split on extending language law to
       CEGEPs
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The Gazette



Students split on extending language law to CEGEPs



A federation representing more than 60,000 CEGEP students has decided not to
support the proposed extension of the educational provisions of Quebec's
language law into the province's colleges.


Full story:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Students+split+extending+language+CEGEPs/4673625/story.html

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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:54:09 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] US: Research to make schools better
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The Herald Sun



Research to make schools better



With research on everything from teaching English language learners to
evaluating teacher effectiveness, the fruits of Durham Public Schools'
partnership with Duke's Center for Child and Family Policy were on display
Monday.

After taking in Duke undergraduates' presentations, DPS Superintendent Eric
Becoats said he likes what he sees -- and he wants more.

Full story:

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/12923172/article-Research-to-make-schools-better?instance=main_article

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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:00:59 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Turkish university to offer Armenian language
       courses
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Hurriyet Daily News



Turkish university to offer Armenian language courses



An Istanbul university's language academy is organizing the only courses in
Armenian at the post-secondary level as part of an effort to enhance
regional dialogue between businesspeople and academics.



Full story:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=armenian-language-courses-to-be-launched-at-turkish-university-2011-04-25

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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:10:12 -0500
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at utsa.edu>
Subject: [Edling] US: Expanding Language by (Online) Degree
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Inside HigherEd



Expanding Language by (Online) Degree



Arabic is not a universal language, least of all in Pennsylvania. But by
developing a fully online undergraduate degree in Arabic language and
culture, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) will
soon make Arabic universally available across its 14 colleges and
universities - with other online language programs to follow.



Full story:

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/04/25/pennsylvania_public_higher_education_system_will_offer_fully_online_degrees_in_arabic_and_other_languages

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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