Editorial on ELTNEWS.com
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It's been an eventful year. From public shocks, like the bankruptcy of GEOS, to industry shocks like the closing of David English House and the sale of the Shane English Schools and Nellies to a cram school chain. A lot has happened.

Perhaps the most alarming news of the year for teachers, school owners and publishers was the release of the Education ministry's figures showing a drop of 5 million students studying English between 2006 and 2009. If news like this interests you then you'll be sure to want to download our...

Christmas Special PDF
This includes the top news stories of 2010 and is now available for free download. It includes a great cartoon by David Namisato, whose work we hope to see more of next year. I think you'll like it.


iPad Rising
The launch of the iPad certainly caused a stir in publishing. How many schools will be buying iPhone and iPads for their students this coming April, I wonder? If your school is doing so, please let us know so we can share your experience with others.

In fact, if you're a teacher, author or publisher, and you have something you'd like to promote or share on ELTNEWS.com, please just drop me a line.

Looking Forward to 2011
ELTNEWS.com will be on holiday from Thursday until January 4th but next year will see the site move up another gear, with even more news, more interviews and more information and resources for teachers. If you'd like to join our writing team, let me know.

Have a mellifluous, mirthful and, of course, merry, Christmas!


Russell Willis
Founder, ELTNEWS.com

P.S. If you need a language-related chuckle over Christmas, take a look at our "Fun English" section -- agonizing stuff.

P.P.S. We've just put up a great interview with Raymond Murphy, author of the best-selling English Grammar in Use. Find out why Raymond isn't particularly interested in grammar!

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