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Summer is the time to focus on yourself

Posted by Heikki Siltala on 16/05/16 10:45

New year’s resolutions are made at the wrong time of the year. The busy start of the year and even busier late spring ruin these lofty decisions and the measures arising from them. So why not make a summer resolution? Make a resolution that will benefit you in your free time but also after summer in working life.

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Topics: Language skills, Language training, Working life, Language course, Summer, Summer vacation

Professional Language Choices

Posted by Brian McMillan on 29/03/16 09:10

If you have been attempting to stand out in today's ultra-competitive global business world, the chances are high that you are using personal branding, thought leadership, or influencer status on social media to try and get your message across.

If you are aiming your message at a global audience, that means that the language of your content is - or at least should be - English.

Here are some facts I've gathered around the usage of English on two main professional social media channels, Twitter and LinkedIn:

 

Twice as many tweets are sent in English as in the next most popular language, Japanese.
Source: https://mashable.com/2013/12/17/twitter-popular-languages/#mN686OUVosqo

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Topics: Language training, Language course, Communication Training, Learning services

The importance of rapport in the classroom

Posted by Darren Reed on 09/03/16 14:40

The ideal balance between learning languages and having fun is a topic which I have discussed many times with my colleagues, both informally and during trainer meetings.

Of course, the two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive!

However, there’s the feeling that if you really try to teach your students correct grammar or difficult vocabulary, suddenly the element of fun evaporates from the langauge course and everything becomes “serious” – in fact it’s just like being back at school!

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Topics: Classroom training, Language training, Language course, English language course

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