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2014-02-27 23:36:53

Following almost exponential growth, the British Council’s TeachingEnglish Facebook page reaches 2m likes. London, UK (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 A global community of English language teachers contribute 2 million likes to the British Council’s TeachingEnglish Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil The TeachingEnglish Facebook page is a daily digest for the English language teacher from the whole world, where they can keep up-to-date with trends and...

2013-10-09 20:23:03

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The IELTS test partners announce that biometric systems to verify the identity of test takers have been implemented globally. Long recognized as a secure, high-stakes test, the IELTS security protocols now incorporate finger scans in jurisdictions where this is permitted, along with high resolution photography. The high resolution photograph captured for each test taker appears on their Test Report Form (TRF). Developed by the IELTS...

2013-09-17 08:26:07

ATHENS, Greece, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you want to learn or teach English, take an exam, study in the UK, have your education documents verified and translated, discover the latest trends in UK arts and culture, and science and technology, or find out what else the British Council has to offer, the newly launched British Council Greece website [http://www.britishcouncil.gr/en ] is the place to go. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2013-06-27 08:27:15

BASEL, Switzerland, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- London, followed by New York, Toronto, Paris and the Swiss cities Zurich and Basel have emerged as the world's most open cities for international populations. London tops the ranking as a result of a combination of its high degree of internationalisation (strong international presence of firms, embassies, foreigners and tourists) and its excellent accessibility and connectivity. London also provides attractive and high-quality...

2012-12-11 12:31:47

Spark a Child's Digital Future Initiative to Launch in 2013 SEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week in Prague, Czech Republic, Microsoft closed the Partners in Learning Global Forum with an announcement of their $75 million investment and commitment to an initiative that will bring digital access to youth and educators in developing nations, beginning in Kenya in 2013, scaling across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond over the next five years. Spark a Child's Digital...

2012-07-06 23:02:29

LearnEnglish Sports World, a newly launched iOS game from the British Council, is a fun and visual app to test and improve sports knowledge in time for the London 2012 Games. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 The British Council is proud to announce that its new sports-themed, hidden object and word game is available on the iTunes App Store starting today. In LearnEnglish Sports World, players have to find the hidden sports objects and earn medals while learning about sporting...

2011-11-08 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Microsoft 2011 Partners in Learning Global Forum , the Microsoft Corp. today announced new and continuing collaborations with the U.S. Department of Education, the British Council and the Smithsonian Institution to engage educators from their initial desire to enter the profession to successfully inspiring students in their classrooms. Microsoft believes that well-prepared educators can help today's youth overcome the emerging opportunity...

2011-08-26 09:09:00

LONDON, August 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British Institute of Technology & E-commerce (B|I|T|E) is building further on its hugely successful World Hi-Tech forum. This programme launched in 2008 has now delivered country specific knowledge exchange and business development forum to well over 1000 "C" level executives and government ministers and advisers. China World Hi-tech Forum 2009 focused on China and B|I|T|E has been welcoming delegations from China since that...

2011-05-26 19:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IELTS is proud to support NAFSA: Association of International Educators as Co-Sponsors of the Teacher Education Colloquium "Challenging Bias and Building World-mindedness in Teacher Education" and Platinum Sponsors of the Annual Conference & Expo in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31-June 3, 2011. The Teacher Colloquium is a two-day series of lectures, sessions and discussions that will address best practices in cross-cultural...

2011-01-31 07:56:00

DUBAI, UAE, January 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative collaboration spearheaded by the British Council breaks new ground today by bringing Arabic performances to a global audience online and for free with the launch of http://www.digitaltheatre.com/gulfstage Gulf Stage provides young people who might never have attended a live performance, but regularly use digital media, the opportunity to experience the magic of theatre - taking theatre to them online. It provides Arabic...