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U of S welcomes Mexican summer students

A new language initiative is bringing Mexican students to the University of Saskatchewan this summer to help them learn English.

Proyecta 10,000 (Project 10,000) is an ambitious program that aims to have 10,000 Mexican learners studying English as a second language (ESL) in Canada by 2018. Funded by the Mexican government, it was born out of a similar proposal with American universities—Proyecta 100,000—with a goal to attract 100,000 Mexican learners to pursue ESL studies in the United States by 2018.

Twenty students arrived on the U of S campus June 12 to start the ESL course held at the Language Centre, located in the Williams Building on Cumberland Avenue. The program concluded July 15.

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International Symposium

Internationalization, Education & Social Development – August 17 – 18, 2017

Co-organized by the College of Education, the College of Arts and Science, Confucius Institute, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. In Collaboration with Beijing Institute of Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, & University of Lagos. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban, the Vice-President Research Office, the College of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Tourism Saskatoon/Mayor’s Office of Saskatoon.

This Symposium will focus on critical issues related to local, national, and international challenges and advances in elementary, secondary, college, and university education. The Symposium will afford Chinese, Nigerian and Canadian colleagues from Beijing Institute of Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, the University of Lagos, and the University of Saskatchewan an opportunity to exchange views and share ideas. https://www.usask.ca/education/symposium/index.php