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Less than a year after France’s education minister, Luc Chatel, kicked off a national campaign to improve foreign language skills, the country’s national distance learning institute, Cned, has launched a free website for English learners, backed by $4m of government funding.

[SOUTH KOREA] Half of students in elementary and secondary schools in Seoul fail to interact with foreign assistant teachers as most of them do not understand what the teachers say in English, a study showed on Sunday.

The study was based on a survey by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education on 43,742 students, parents, English teachers and foreign assistant teachers in elementary and secondary schools in Seoul.

[VIETNAM] All school leavers will have a minimum level of English by 2020 under ambitious education reforms, but teachers fear that they are not getting the help they need to upgrade their own skills.

[Quebec, Canada] ESL teachers about to become hot commodity

The Education Department plans to expand intensive English in Grade 6 to all French public schools over the next five years. It predicts about 1,235 extra teachers will be needed to teach those classes.


Five-year-old Wei Ziyun chose “Robot” as his English name after the title character in the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) movie “Wall-E.” Now a Disney learning center in Shanghai is teaching him how to spell it.

“I want to come here every day,” he said after one of his twice-weekly lessons at a Disney English classroom in the Chinese city’s Pudong area. “It’s fun to learn English.” (via M-I-C-K-E-Y Mouse Teaches Chinese English, Love for Disney - Bloomberg)

Five-year-old Wei Ziyun chose “Robot” as his English name after the title character in the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) movie “Wall-E.” Now a Disney learning center in Shanghai is teaching him how to spell it.

“I want to come here every day,” he said after one of his twice-weekly lessons at a Disney English classroom in the Chinese city’s Pudong area. “It’s fun to learn English.” (via M-I-C-K-E-Y Mouse Teaches Chinese English, Love for Disney - Bloomberg)