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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 11, 2011 1 Comment

Education First, “The World Leader in International Education” (as it calls itself) released what it called “the world’s first index to compare the English-language ability of adults in different countries,” which caused a flurry of excitement in the international news media. You can download the full report here. The report, compiled based […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on August 31, 2010 No Comment
“India exporting English to China”

That’s the title of an article posted in the Indian daily Hindustan Times‘ “World” section, screaming out to me during a routine search for what’s going on in the homeland. As tantalizing as the title is, one quickly learns that it is deceptively so:

Publishers in Beijing are lining up to check if books by […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on May 12, 2010 2 Comments
Accentism in Arizona

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye, summarized in these unsettling lines:

The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students still learning English.

It is […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 18, 2009 No Comment

Here’s a very cool, animated history of the Internet:

My favorite comment on the video by a viewer:

I’m pretty sure Al Gore invented the Internet. I don’t know where these people got their information.

Heh.

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Written By: daveski on February 20, 2009 1 Comment

Yesterday I came across this announcement about a summer course in comparative education that’ll be offered through UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. While the course sounds interesting for its content–liberation theology, popular education, social movements from Latin American contexts–the real kicker is that this course is in Spanish. […]

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