Around The Web On TEFL: June 23

  • An insightful take on English language in Malaysia: where the country’s official language – Malay – “fails” (ie not everyone from different national backgrounds speaks it), English prevails (it is often the language used between people of different backgrounds).
  • English seems to be a big deal in North Korea.
  • A French major on the value of learning a foreign language, even when it is not absolutely necessary for your work and “everyone” speaks your language anyway.

  • Iran will soon be the home of a new English language news network.
  • A short but nevertheless interesting post comparing the benefits of listening to the radio (in contrast to watching tv) for language learning.