Category Archives: International School

More on School and Travel

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Expatriate haunts

From this week’s Private Eye (no. 1317) School Report from Astana A feature article mildly critical of the British education companies queuing up to accept work from the oil-rich authoritarian regime in Kazakhstan sparked almost a full page of letters … Continue reading

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Reasons to hate the Olympics, 4: Beijing 2008

Throughout the last decade people have been being evicted from housing in Beijing to make way for construction projects with little compensation, often accompanied by threats of violence. The Olympics was no exception to this, with UNESCO estimating that 580,000 … Continue reading

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Fringe/ Logical Conclusion (3)

Li Yang’s ‘Crazy English’ method. It involves memorisation and pronunciation practice through repeated, powerful verbalisation – shouting, essentially. I actually think this is probably quite a good way to learn – reading aloud seems to have fallen out of favour … Continue reading

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English Droid

Lots of material here about the English teaching world. Possibly slightly exaggerated.

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International schools whose wikipedia pages may be written like advertisements

Canadian International School of Beijing CISB currently has students from over 50 countries and this number is growing as our enrollment increases The Canadian International School of Beijing develops the whole child in an environmentally sensitive school within a kind, … Continue reading

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Isn’t it nice to hear what you want to hear?

Various notes on “third-culture kids” and Interaction International: “We are excited about who TCKs are and about their potential. TCKs are a rapidly growing people group in today’s world. Each year, more families are raising their children outside of their … Continue reading

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