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German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam

BERLIN — Complaining that your final school exams are too tough is a rite of passage — almost a tradition. But German students in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg who hunkered down in April to take pivotal final secondary-school exams … Continue reading

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#FREE #Book! The Chilean National #English Test: The Years 2001 – 2014 #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #edchat #ell #efl #eslchat

Wow! 2015 is off to a fast start with so many things happening for me personally and professionally. I start the year off, appropriately, with a free book for my readership. But first, to catch up on the news, I … Continue reading

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10 EDUCATIONAL ADVANCES THE U.S. HAS OVER CHINA

Arianna Bush Hello Thomas, Please find below an article that we at Onlinecolleges.net think you and your readers would be interested in reading, the post “10 Educational Advances the U.S. Has Over China” (http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/09/18/10-educational-advances-the-u-s-has-over-china/). We’d appreciate it if you would … Continue reading

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Education Secretary Michael Gove: GCSE Exams to be Replaced by the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

Education Secretary Michael Gove: (Quote) “We believe it’s time for the race to the bottom to end. We believe, that it is time to tackle grade inflation, and dumbing down. And we believe that it is time to raise aspirations … Continue reading

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Beautiful Minds: Beating Cerebral Palsy & A 14 Year-Old Home Schooler

India, with a population of a billion people,competition to achieve is fierce. So it is remarkable to see the accomplishments of two unlikely students. One, with Cerebral palsy, beat all the odds against her to accomplish her dreams. The other … Continue reading

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India’s College Exam: New Grading System

Source: http://bit.ly/isFzUo 92% turnout for entrance test to minority colleges BANGALORE: Bangalore saw the highest turnout of 92% at the Undergraduate Common Entrance Test (UG CET) held by Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges Association across the state on … Continue reading

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Chinese School: University Exams, 1 Child Policy, and Chairman Mao

The second episode of Chinese School explores themes of exam pressure, the one child policy, new entrepreneurialism, pollution and the legacy of the rule of Chairman Mao. http://bit.ly/mpUaa9 In a country where it’s rare to have a sibling, the pressure … Continue reading

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Time to Teach Teens: Grammar McNuggets on the Last Day!

Scott Thornbury: (Quote) “Stephen Krashen once said (only half-jokingly, I suspect) that, more important than having new ideas is giving old ideas new names. With that in mind, I was reminded recently that it was 10 years ago that I … Continue reading

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Listening: The Easiest Skill to Teach?

Listening: The Easiest Skill to Teach (Prezi) Listening. Teaching listening is easy. All you have to do is put the CD in the CD player, and press Play. Piece of cake. What’s that, you ask? Why do so many students … Continue reading

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