Jun
14
2016

IELTS scores of increasing importance for UAE teachers

The International English Language Teaching System (IELTS) developed by Cambridge, British Council and IDP is the global standard for assessing English language proficiency. Owing to high test security and strict adherence to procedures, it is recognized by governments and educational institutions in the world as the paradigm for demonstrating English language proficiency. In accordance with … Continue reading IELTS scores of increasing importance for UAE teachers

minneapolis
Dec
29
2015

English Language Learners Leading the Leaders in Minnesota School Divisions

The State of Minnesota in the USA has one of the largest proportions of English language learners in the country.  With roughly 25% of students learning English, and 40% language learners in general. The latest data indicates there are 65,000 English language learners in Minnesota schools, which has soared by 50,000 in the past 2 … Continue reading English Language Learners Leading the Leaders in Minnesota School Divisions

Aug
05
2015

Learn English, Connect With the World

The reasons why people learn to speak English as a Second or Additional Language seem pretty obvious, don’t they?  After all, English is one of the most commonly spoken languages and is the lingua franca of the world at this stage. Genna Ash for Study International sums it up in 5 concise points. 1. English … Continue reading Learn English, Connect With the World

Jul
28
2015

Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal on harmonized design for schools

Douglas Cardinal is one of Canada’s most renowned architects. He has designed numerous buildings over the past 50 years, including schools, health centers, museums, theaters, administrative offices, churches, hotels, houses, industrial buildings and community plans across Canada and the US. Much of his work is influenced by his Metis Blackfoot/Kainai aboriginal heritage, and many projects … Continue reading Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal on harmonized design for schools

Source: Elly Walton
Mar
29
2015

Arts are instrumental to foster well-rounded students

by David Rempel, Guest Blogger In response to “Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous” from the Washington Post, March 26, 2015 This is what happens when you see people as functional components serving the economy; their humanity becomes an unnecessary and “expensive luxury”. We cannot base our future completely on what will serve the economy … Continue reading Arts are instrumental to foster well-rounded students