[lg policy] Fwd: Edling Digest, Vol 8, Issue 25

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 9 15:12:52 UTC 2014


Forwarded From:  edling at bunner.geol.lu.se


Today's Topics:

   1. Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of
      English-language education (Francis Hult)
   2. UK: Call for more language learning in primary schools
      (Francis Hult)
   3. "Why I won?t let my children learn French" (Francis Hult)
   4. Learning Chinese for More Than Business (Francis Hult)
   5. Re: US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students
      (Cajar, Tristan D STF (CIV))
   6. Re: US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students
      (karen stanley)
   7. Job posting: (Sarah Elaine Eaton)
   8. How Learning An Additional Language Could Influence Your
      Business (Francis Hult)
   9. Australia: Animations to help new generation learn Wiradjuri
      language (Francis Hult)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 13:59:37 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of
        English-language education
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID:
        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A5BA1 at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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South China Morning Post



Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of English-language
education



After almost 20 years in Hong Kong, English teacher Amanda Chapman may soon
be forced to leave the city because of difficulties in finding a suitable
and affordable school for her daughter.



Chapman, who works at a government-funded school, pays HK$8,600 every month
for her seven-year-old's schooling at Renaissance College, a private
independent school in Ma On Shan set to provide an alternative curriculum
for local families.



Full story:
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493376/parents-hong-kong-struggle-rising-cost-english-language-education?page=all
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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 14:07:38 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] UK: Call for more language learning in primary
        schools
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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BBC News



Call for more language learning in primary schools



Primary schoolchildren in Wales should be taught in three languages,
according to Plaid Cymru.



The party has launched a paper examining a European model where learning
multiple languages from an early age is normal.



The paper also looks at ways to improve the teaching of the Welsh language.



Full story:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-26953524
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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 14:11:44 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] "Why I won?t let my children learn French"
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A5BC7 at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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The Spectator



Why I won?t let my children learn French



My children won?t learn French. If their school tries to force the issue,
I?ll fight tooth and nail. There?ll be the mother of all Agincourts before
I let it happen.



Full story:
http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9169081/why-i-wont-let-my-children-learn-french/
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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 14:21:32 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Learning Chinese for More Than Business
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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The Epoch Times



Learning Chinese for More Than Business



Everyone?s learning Chinese. When one of every five people on the planet is
said to speak Chinese, it becomes very tempting for the other four to learn
it too.



According to a 2011 report by the American Council on the Teaching of
Foreign Languages, K?12 enrollment in Chinese language programs rose by 195
percent between 2005 and 2008, the year for which latest figures are
available.



Full story:
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/657132-learning-chinese-for-more-than-business/?photo=2
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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 17:07:49 +0000
From: "Cajar, Tristan D STF (CIV)" <tristan.cajar at dliflc.edu>
Subject: Re: [Edling] US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students
To: The Educational Linguistics List <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Cc: "Pittaro, Oscar R FAC \(CIV\)" <oscar.pittaro at dliflc.edu>, "Ditto,
        Enrique A FAC \(CIV\)" <turin.ditto at dliflc.edu>, "Blanc,
 Henri-Simon
        FAC \(CIV\)" <HenriSimon.Blanc at dliflc.edu>
Message-ID:
        <B2CDA71C09BE1B479A60CC8EBFD8592C354B621D at PIVEXMB0101.len.local>
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Interesting Teaching Service perspective.

/vr/
Tristan Desiderio Cajar
Spanish Instructor
DLIFLC CE DL
________________________________
From: edling-bounces at bunner.geol.lu.se [edling-bounces at bunner.geol.lu.se]
on behalf of Francis Hult [francis.hult at englund.lu.se]
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2014 6:18 AM
To: edling at bunner.geol.lu.se
Subject: [Edling] US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students


ABC News



US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students



Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer
than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National
Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at
elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more
to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their
classrooms.



Full story:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-teachers-diverse-students-23581344
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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 13:14:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: karen stanley <karenstanleyma at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Edling] US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students
To: The Educational Linguistics List <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Could it be that the poor pay and other difficult conditions surrounding
K-12 teaching in the US are causing educated minorities to opt for other
professions?

Karen
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 To: edling at bunner.geol.lu.se

 Subject: [Edling] US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as
 Their Students







 ABC News
 ?
 US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students
 ?
 Almost half the students attending public schools are
 minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is
 nonwhite.
 New studies from the Center for American Progress and the
 National Education Association are calling attention to this
 "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary
 schools in the United States. The groups want more to be
 done to help teachers more accurately
  mirror the students in their classrooms.
 ?
 Full story:

 http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-teachers-diverse-students-23581344







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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 10:04:48 -0600
From: Sarah Elaine Eaton <seaton at ucalgary.ca>
Subject: [Edling] Job posting:
To: The Educational Linguistics List <Edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID: <71478030-8BF9-4CB8-A244-9BBB64EA8B51 at ucalgary.ca>
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Project Director, English Access Microscholarship Program

Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Position level: Director (Senior level)

Position type: Full-time contract (renewable, subject to performance and
funding)

Reports to: Director, Global Connections

FHI 360 seeks a Project Director to provide overall programmatic and
operational management of the English Access Microscholarship Program (
http://www.fhi360.org/projects/english-access-microscholarship-program-access),
a large-scale global program operating in over 85 countries that promotes
and supports English language acquisition. This project is funded by the
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
Office of English Language Programs.

For more details:

https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/14324/project-director%2c-english-access-microscholarship-program/job

Please share this job posting with your colleagues.

___________________________
Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Linguistics, Languages and Cultures
Sessional Instructor, Graduate Programs in Education, Werklund School of
Education
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
T 403 244 9015
seaton at ucalgary.ca






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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 06:34:13 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] How Learning An Additional Language Could Influence
        Your    Business
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Forbes



How Learning An Additional Language Could Influence Your Business



The majority of American entrepreneurs view English as the global language
and the international language of business. This idea tends to feed the
misconception that Americans don?t need to invest time and effort in
language learning in their education and business strategies. Because of
this (in addition to America?s geographic isolation), America is a
shockingly monolingual nation. Only 18% of Americans speak more than one
language, versus 56% of Europeans according to research from the European
Commission.



This thinking is seriously undermining America?s economic potential,
experts believe. The U.S. Committee on Economic Development (CED) suggests
that American businesses lose more than $2 billion a year to language or
cultural misunderstandings.



Full story:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2014/04/17/how-learning-an-additional-language-could-influence-your-business/
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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 06:37:15 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Australia: Animations to help new generation learn
        Wiradjuri language
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID:
        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A6622 at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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ABC Local



Animations to help new generation learn Wiradjuri language



Educators and Indigenous elders are putting a modern twist on the Wiradjuri
language, in an effort to revive the culture of the Riverina's first people.



Bernard Sullivan, a PhD student from Charles Sturt University, has created
three language animation videos which will be used as educational resources
for people learning Wiradjuri.



Full story:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-09/wiradjuri-animation/5440948?&section=news
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