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2014-04-09 08:33:53

Web-based documentary series spotlights the importance of English communication in international business PRINCETON, N.J., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The TOEIC Program recently launched Why English Matters, a new content-based website that seeks to build awareness and share information about the important role that English-language proficiency plays in the global economy. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:...

2014-04-07 15:58:22

Boston College researchers find barriers to use of science teaching method A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to believe that all students are capable of exploring science using a method called argumentation, according to researchers from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Furthermore, teachers in low-income schools said the pressure to meet testing requirements curbs the use of argumentation in their...

2014-03-18 23:30:20

Ballard & Tighe, Publishers releases Word Raider: Quest - a learning game that teaches academic language and vocabulary using animation and picture-based problems to support its listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises. The combination of linguistic and non-linguistic activities, game-based learning, and live-graded assignments work to engage students while enabling deeper understanding and retention. Brea, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Ballard & Tighe, Publishers announced...

2014-03-18 12:29:17

North America is a Lucrative Revenue Opportunity for Digital English Language Learning Suppliers According to a New Ambient Insight Report SEATTLE, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in North America is 5.3% and revenues will reach $410.9 million by 2018, according to a new Ambient Insight report called, "The 2013-2018 North America Digital English Language Learning Market." This report provides forecasts for Canada and the United...

2014-03-13 12:26:40

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EF Education First has been appointed Official Supplier of Language Training Services for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The international education company will deliver language training to 110,000 Rio 2016 staff as well as to over 900,000 candidates for the Olympic volunteer program, contractors, and school children in Brazil. In total, more than 1,000,000 people will be trained, making this the world's...

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...

2014-02-20 23:28:45

Everyday English Speaking Course designed by Shayna Oliveira is the latest course that helps people learn important phrases for social English, so that they can interact with other English speakers confidently and successfully. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Everyday English Speaking Course is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Everyday English Speaking Course is the latest program that will teach learners practical English in the context of...

2014-01-27 08:33:04

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® test, announces the launch of the TOEFL® Primary(TM) tests. Designed specifically for students ages 8 and up, the tests measure the English communication skills and progress of students in English classes. The TOEFL Primary tests, the newest addition to the growing TOEFL Family of Assessments, launched its first two successful administrations in Brazil and Korea in 2013. The...

2014-01-07 23:29:42

SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, and Imagine Learning announced completion of a first phase of a study of nearly 1000 English language learners in grades 2-5 in a large California school district. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Students Using Imagine Learning Show Greater Gains in Reading Skills Innovative literacy software shown to be effective for English language learners and struggling readers. SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, announced the...

2013-12-30 23:01:50

Michael Marzio and his unique approach to teaching real-life English is based on the premise that real life conversations reveal the actual structures native speakers of English are more likely to use, resulting in native-like competency for the learner. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 In a post recently published on eReflect's Ultimate Vocabulary blog, readers can learn how vocabulary improvement can be achieved with Michael Marzio’s real-life English lessons and...