Asia Education

Extreme outsourcing: Teaching English to native speakers

By Wed, Jan 19, 2011 3:21PM UTC

For sheer audacity, you can’t beat the couple that founded TutorVista, an Indian startup that hires Indian teachers of English to teach English to native speakers of the language. It’s the educational equivalent of carrying coal to Newcastle. Of course, it teaches many more subjects to students in the United

China university has ban on subversive photocopies

By Wed, Jan 19, 2011 1:55PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Students and faculty at China’s top university are being told they can no longer photocopy documents considered subversive. A report in Wednesday’s Global Times newspaper quotes a police order posted in one copy room at Peking University that says, “Materials that express hate against the party, the

Japan’s new graduates facing grim job prospects

By Tue, Jan 18, 2011 7:23PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A record one-third of Japanese university students graduating this spring have not found jobs, underscoring dwindling career opportunities for young people even as companies post robust profits. The latest numbers released by the government Tuesday were so bad they prompted officials to couple the report with new

Adapt and change

By Tue, Jan 18, 2011 7:26AM UTC

Supporting university students outside the classroom is equally important according to experts. Most Australian universities are now employing specialist professionals – focused on cultural adaptation – to work exclusively with international students in extra-curricular matters associated with overseas study including accommodation, personal welfare, part-time employment and careers placements according to

SKorea: English semi-kindergartens to be banned (sort of)

By Tue, Jan 18, 2011 7:18AM UTC

Original article in Korean is at this link. The Ministry of Science, Education, and Technology (교육과학기술부) has announced that it will punish English hagwons for children aged 3 to 5 that call themselves “English kindergartens” and use the form of a kindergarten by forcing them to close. The Ministry announced