How English Will be Taught at Leeds

Grammar, in the context of GCSE level, has seen a profound nose-dive.   The City of Leeds School has considered it necessary to revamp its method of delivery. All English pupils will, therefore, be taking the English subject as a second language. Ofsted inspections The move is seen to be part … [Read more...]

Each British Should Learn a Foreign Language for Country to Stay Ahead of the World

17% of interviewed employers say that the ability to speak at least one other language is very important when recruiting new employees to their company. 23% say that it is fairly important. That is a total of 40%. These numbers are derived from "The Global Skills Gap," a study conducted by the … [Read more...]

Number of Chinese Language Assistants in Schools Increase

Education is identified once again as a catalyst for national growth. This time, it is in Scotland's building and fortifying the foundation of stronger engagement with China. The British Council Scotland reported that the number of Chinese language assistants requested by schools in the country have … [Read more...]

Writing Your Essay With Little Time Left

Why do some students fail in their studies or get low grades? The answer is that they do not get things done on time or, if they do, they have very little left. So why don't they get things done on time? The answers are lack of time management and procrastination. Not all students perfect their time … [Read more...]

Creative Writing Soon to be Part of A-levels

Creative Writing Soon to be Part of A-levels

Good news for students wanting to have more subject choices for earning AS and A-level qualifications. The first creative writing course of its kind at A-level in the UK will soon give aspiring authors, playwrights and poets the chance to explore and hone their talents in prose fiction, non-fiction, … [Read more...]

Education Secretary Plans Changes to Curriculum in English Schools

Education Secretary Plans Changes to Curriculum in English Schools

In a speech delivered Tuesday, Education secretary Michael Gove believes UK pupils should learn from a robust “core knowledge” of information and facts instead of “vapid happy talk” so that they are ensured of a structured “stock of knowledge”. These principles underlie his plans for putting forth … [Read more...]

Damage on Students’ Essay Writing Skills Due to Heavy Use of Twitter and Facebook

Damage on Students’ Essay Writing Skills Due to Heavy Use of Twitter and Facebook

Professor David Abulafia, a leading Cambridge don says that said teenagers’ essay writing skills were “going down the plug hole” because much of their writing today is done online via social networks, wherein the accepted standards for use of language is vastly different compared to acceptable … [Read more...]

29th February – A special day that comes along every 4 years!

29th February – A special day that comes along every 4 years!

Today, the 29th of February, is a special day because this date only occurs once every 4 years. This means that the previous occurrence of this date was in 2008 which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year of Languages. While this year has not been … [Read more...]