298 - Schoolboys Wearing Skirts..?

June 30, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an unusual news story from England – where schoolboys have gone to school wearing girl's skirts. This was not because of a joke, or a fancy dress day to raise money for charity. The 30+ schoolboys were protesting against the uniform rules of their school. Why did they wear skirts? What happened to the boys afterwards?

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June 30, 2017
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253 - No Timetable, No Grades, No Classes

July 08, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a new type of schooling that has become very successful in Berlin, Germany. The school has not set syllabus, no daily timetable and the only subjects students must study are German, English and mathematics. For the rest of the schedule, the students choose what they want to study, when they want to study and for how long. Does this type of education really work?

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July 08, 2016
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135 The Ultimate Book List..?

February 14, 2014

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This week's podcast looks at an interesting idea from Amazon.com, the largest online book retailer in the world. It describes a list of 100 books that every person should read in their lifetimes.



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February 14, 2014
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February 07, 2014
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08 Nihongo in Australia...

March 24, 2012
17th June 2011


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March 24, 2012

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