Beijing slams US for deporting Chinese student

China has opposed the interrogation and deportation of a Chinese student by the US officials at an airport in Texas, and has lodged solemn representations with the US. This comes after a Chinese student was reportedly interrogated at the border entrance in Houston. After a probe that lasted for a few hours, the student was … Continue reading Beijing slams US for deporting Chinese student

China to reform education policy that favour specially talented students

The top education body of China has proposed a higher admissions standard for high school students with special talents in the fields of sports and arts, suggesting there would be no more "shortcuts" to get into colleges with lower academic grades, a media report said. Announcing the revised regulations, China's Education Ministry published two documents … Continue reading China to reform education policy that favour specially talented students

What every teacher should know about feedback and correction

What is Feedback? Feedback is information that you give to learners about their performance in a learning task, usually to help them gain confidence and do better. While such feedback is generally verbal, your body language can also provide clues about the performance. The primary purposes of feedback are: To motivate learners when they are … Continue reading What every teacher should know about feedback and correction

How teachers should correct children

1. Always start with the positive Students need encouragement - being told when they are doing something well. When offering feedback, it can help the student to hear first what they have done well. It is often common for the giver of feedback to emphasize the negative. Therefore, the focus is likely to be on … Continue reading How teachers should correct children

Cultural Contextualization: What every teacher should know before teaching abroad

Appropriacy We mentioned ‘appropriate vocabulary' above, but here our focus is on appropriacy in relation to cultural contextualization. A subtler aspect of meaning that often needs to be introduced to learners is whether a particular item is appropriate for use in a specific context. The appropriacy of a piece of speech is measured against socio-cultural norms.  … Continue reading Cultural Contextualization: What every teacher should know before teaching abroad

15 Interesting facts you probably don’t know

River Nile in Africa is the longest river (6,825 kilometres) of the earth. An apple tree is at irs prime when it is about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100 million barrels of apples a year. That’s a lot of old trees. Magnifying Glass with the word Facts on white background. The … Continue reading 15 Interesting facts you probably don’t know

Saudi Arabia proudly sponsors virtual global education conference

Saudi Arabia’s Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), in partnership with the G20 Saudi Secretariat, announced it would hold a virtual conference on October 14-15, 2020. The two-day conference, named the “International Conference on Education and Training Evaluation: Improving Learning Outcomes and Supporting Economic Growth,” includes keynote speeches and thematic sessions, and will be held … Continue reading Saudi Arabia proudly sponsors virtual global education conference

US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

A California professor has been replaced for uttering a Chinese word that sounds—in English—like a racist slur, the LA Times reports. Greg Patton was teaching an online communications course for University of Southern California students when he discussed the importance of pausing and using "er" and "um" as filler words. "Like in China the common word is … Continue reading US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

Graduate Trainee 101

Graduate trainee is a nonspecific term for any employee with a higher degree in finance, management, human resources, social or other service, who is furthering his/her knowledge and experience through a formal programme of education. Graduate Trainee responsibilities include shadowing various staff members, participating in learning experiences, attending meetings and workshops, and traveling to other … Continue reading Graduate Trainee 101

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10 Interesting facts you should know

The city of Bonn is situated in Germany Montreal is situated on the bank of river Ottawa The old name of Taiwan was Farmosa The country famous for its fish catch is Japan The place known as the Garden of England is Kent Jeddah Tower is the world's tallest building rising from the desert. The … Continue reading 10 Interesting facts you should know