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  • KP primary schoolteachers to be trained in English language

    PESHAWAR: The elementary and secondary education department has planned to train 83,000 primary schools teachers to use English as the medium of instruction...

    The relevant officials told Dawn on Tuesday that scores of primary schoolteachers had been struggling to do duty since the medium of instruction was changed from Urdu to English two years ago...

  • Punjab Notes: An English medium school’s definition of foul language

    An English medium school in Sahiwal, run and owned by an apparently educated politician’s family, provides us with a new mind-blowing description of what constitutes foul language that unmistakably shows us why our education system is in an abysmal state despite all the tall claims of businessmen-turned-educators...

    The school’s circular, dated 22-08-2016, addressed to the parents of its students which surfaced recently on social...

  • Uber says thousands of London drivers threatened by English language test

    Tens of thousands of London private hire drivers could lose their licenses due to new English reading and writing requirements, taxi app Uber said on Tuesday at the start of a court battle to halt the plans...

    Uber launched legal action in August after public body Transport for London (TfL) said that drivers should have to prove their ability to communicate in English, including to a standard of reading and writing which Uber says is...

  • Decolonising English language poetry

    The process of nativisation of English language writing in India had started even before the Partition through writers and poets like Raja Rao, Sarojini Naidu and Tagore and that continued after the creation of new states...

    The poets like Nissim Ezekiel and A K Ramajuman made their contributions right after the Partition for decolonisation of English language and the poets from later generations like Arun Kolatkar, Dom Moraes, Kamala...

  • Chinese language course inaugurated at GCU

    LAHORE: The Lahore’s Chinese Consulate has provided IT equipment, including computers and printers, to the Government College University, Lahore Centre for Excellence, China Studies (GCU CECS) and also pledged to provide books on Chinese language and culture to the Centre...

    Language is a bridge that connects people and this Centre would play a key role in bringing the people of two countries close, said Mr Yun Boren, the Counsel...

  • We need to acclimatise to English conditions: Wahab Riaz

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz said in a interview published on Friday that Pakistan will have to acclimatise to the English conditions to outfox the hosts on the upcoming tour starting July 14...

    "England is a very tough opponent in home conditions, therefore, the green-shirts would have to be on top of their game to compete with the English team," the left-arm-fast said...

  • 17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

    Cameroon's military is heavily deployed in the country's English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions...

    Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians hoisted flags on Sunday to show that they want independence from the country's French-speaking majority, defying security forces and bans for gathering in...

  • Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

    Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in, what it said on Thursday, is a bid to improve standards across the country's Aus$28 billion international education market...

    Currently, prospective overseas students can take an intensive English course to prepare for further studies if they do not already have other qualifications showing their ability to study in the language...

  • Indian, English judges to compete for International Court of Justice's office

    ISLAMABAD: With Pakistan finalising its strategy to fight the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian judge and an English judge will vie with each other in a run-off election scheduled to take place on Monday for the coveted office of a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague...

    An informed source privy to the development told Dawn that the run-off election was being held in the ICJ because there was a...

  • Spurs, City qualify on good night for English clubs

    PARIS: English clubs shone in the Champions League on Wednesday as Tottenham Hotspur humbled Real Madrid and Manchester City beat Napoli to secure their places in the knockout stages with two games remaining...

    Liverpool made it three wins from three for English clubs with a straightforward 3-0 victory over Slovenian outsiders NK Maribor and can qualify by beating Sevilla in their next game...

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