English teaching



Two Americans Detained in China

Two Americans, Jacob Harlan and Alyssa Petersen, were detained in Jiangsu Province in late October, and the company they work for, China Horizons, has closed down. Harlan is the owner and Petersen is the director of the company....

Language Schools and Carpetbaggers

Danwei reports on the sudden closure of four English language schools in China, which have left in their wake stranded students, unpaid staff, and bewildered joint venture partners: In almost every case the founders and owners...

This Is Why Hong Kong English Levels Are Declining

Canadian journalist Joyce Lau writes in her blog about some observations about teaching English in Hong Kong, wherein her brother was denied a teaching post, even though he was a native speaker of English: A potential employer...

Schoolhouse sweatshops – Audra Ang

From the Standard: As China opens up to the world, public and private English-language schools are proliferating. While most treat their foreign teachers decently, and monthly



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