VSO renews commitment to English in China

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), the British-based NGO (non-governmental organisation) that sends volunteer workers to support the world’s poorest communities, has announced that its English language teacher training project in China will stay in place for at least another six years, bringing to an end speculation about the future of VSO’s work in China and its commitment to English language education elsewhere.

The decision to continue to support English language teaching in China was taken by VSO’s director Mark Goldring during a fact-finding visit to the country last month. Many ELT professionals have welcomed the decision as providing a much needed lead in the debate about the role of ELT in development work. Guardian, 27 June 2002. Read the whole article…

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