The study will follow two groups of 50 toddlers, one in Spanish-English speaking homes in New Jersey, the other in French-English speaking homes in Montreal. ” The primary goal of the study is to understand how bilingual infants and toddlers learn two languages in the context of everyday switching across sentences, conversations, and people. “
Read more in the Concordia University press release.
The Brtitish Council has estimated that by 2020, there will be over 2 billion people speaking or learning to speak English. It has also been noted that in non-English speaking countries, the majority of the English teachers will be non-native English speakers.
With these non-native English speaking teachers in mind, Sain Mary’s University in Halifax has jsut launched its new International Masters in Teaching English.
Find out more about the program and the first cohort.
The title says it all, doesn’t it? Also indicates that we are dealing with a study here, and not some accessible stiry with pictures. Anyway, there is very interesting information to be found if you don’t need constant entertainment.
Read all about this StatsCan report.
International student numbers in this northern Ontario city have been growing as they have across the country. But as there has been little cultural or racial diversity, it is unfortunate if not surprising that international students are reporting threats and intolerance.
Find out more about some students’ experiences as well as the reactions of Laurentian University and Cambrian College on the CBC website.
… and more than half of these students are from Asia.
Read more in The Pie News.
New figures show that international students pursuing post-secondary education had a global impact of about $300 billion in 2016. At the same time, there are warnings that this industry is facing threats.
Read more in The PIE News.
A new survey of international students across the US reveals that one quarter of them are worried about gun violence on campus, while 37% of respondents reported being worried about gun violence in their communities.
Read more in Inside Higher Ed.
We are getting tired catching up on our blogging. The title of this post is the title of a post on Norquest’s website announcing what the title says.
The aim of this new project is to make sure that Muslim students who are approached by CSIS have the ability to find out their rights before speaking to authorities.
Read more on the CBC website.
China: The Risk to Academia is a new manual released by the FBI to help colleges and universities combat espionage on campus. It includes tips such as looking out for colleagues rummaging through others’ desks, monitoring visitors and to beware of others trying to exploit you.
Read more in the National Post.