Liberia is a country in West Africa that suffered from years of instability and conflict from 1990-2003, with attendant destruction of buildings, roads, infrastructure, and public institutions. A comprehensive peace accord ended the conflict in August 2003 and a United Nations peacekeeping force (UNMIL) was deployed to facilitate disarmament and demobilization, help arrange democratic elections, and provide for security of the country. In late 2005, Liberians went to the polls and elected Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as president. The new government was inaugurated in January 2006, and has made progress towards restoring security and stability to the country. Elections are currently scheduled for October-November 2011. Despite seven years of peace and a renewal of economic growth, Liberia is still one of the poorest countries in the world and many basic services (e.g., public power, water and sewage, landline phones) are either limited or unavailable. Facilities for foreign visitors are adequate in the capital, Monrovia, but virtually non-existent in the rest of the country. The official language of Liberia is English.
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More Than Me - Liberia - staffs each school with a team of professionals, including a social worker, nurse, and School Capacity Lead that is focused on improving teacher...
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:34:16 GMT
Inside Liberia?s controversial experiment to outsource education
There were 38 teachers. All were paid regularly ... We don?t have nothing,? Toe said, speaking in the English dialect used throughout Liberia. ?We want to extend the shelves,? he added, as though this might magically produce new books.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:04:00 GMT
Syrian refugee in Romania: ISIS banned chemistry and biology
They came from Syria, some of them years ago, others just recently. They are professors and teach the Arab children English, mathematics, Romanian language, chemistry, physics and other disciplines. They did not come locked in a truck, they did not cross ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:41:00 GMT
Extraordinary Life: A Mentor, Friend To Hartford Immigrants
Teaching English as a Second Language courses to newly arrived refugees ... agencies ? Putnam helped refugees from many countries, including Bosnia, Somalia, Liberia, Bhutan and Turkey, assimilate into the culture of the United States.
Publ.Date : Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:00:00 GMT
Write Team columnist program enters 16th year
In 2015 an article of mine was published in the book ?Chicken Soup for the Soul, Inspiration for Nurses,? as I discussed how it felt to be the parent of a son who was headed to Liberia to fight ... with all of you! I teach English as a foreign language ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:37:00 GMT
Liberia Online Teaching English Graduate Programs & Grad Schools
For the student who has a passion for being an Educator, and for the English language, An Online Teaching English Graduate Program can offer some specific skills that could lead to different career options in the field. Teaching English can refer to either ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Apr 2017 01:54:00 GMT
Liberia releases last Ebola patient
Of 45 samples tested in Liberia last week, none were positive ... because it was not easy going through this situation and coming out alive," 58-year old English teacher Beatrice Yardolo told the AP news agency after her release. She kept thanking ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:07:00 GMT
Teaching English as a Second Dialect in Liberia
Liberian English differs from standard educated English. English teachers in Liberia are attempting to teach standard spoken English rather than the Liberian dialect, using TEFL strategies. This article discusses the phonological, syntactic, morphological ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:49:27 GMT
And So It Begins?Our First Epic Family Trip to Costa Rica
Liberia is great if you want to go straight to the beaches ... He was extremely friendly, knowledgable and spoke perfect English teaching me the meaning behind some of the Spanish words I?d see or hear along the way. Around 1 o?clock, we arrived ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:42:00 GMT
Michigan educators coach Liberian teachers eager to rebuild their country
For two weeks, the Michigan educators worked with 40 secondary teachers from Liberia at a satellite campus of the University of Liberia, focusing on science, technology, English and math concepts. The first week was spent in 9-hour workshops, and then the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:30:00 GMT