Feb 5, 2016

French purists vexed at demise of circumflex

French linguistic purists voiced online anger Thursday at the loss of one of their favorite accents — the pointy little “circumflex” hat that sits on top of certain vowels such as the “o” in “cote.” A change in the spelling of some 2,000 French ...

Jan 27, 2016

U.K. parents urged to wash, get dressed for school run

The head teacher of a British school has written to parents urging them not to drop their children off while still dressed in pyjamas, it emerged Tuesday. “I have noticed there has been an increasing tendency for parents to escort children to and from ...

Japan university unified entrance exams begin

Jan 17, 2016

Japan university unified entrance exams begin

English listening comprehension tests were suspended in Aichi and Hyogo prefectures due to lighting problems on the first day of the two-day unified university entrance examinations for spring enrollment, the test organizers said. In the Aichi city of Nisshin, lights in a classroom used ...

Jan 12, 2016

U.S. tycoon's China scholars project announces first class

A new scholarship program in China that is intended to rival the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships has announced the members of its first class. The program founded by Wall Street tycoon Stephen Schwarzman covers all expenses for students in a one-year master’s degree program at ...