Archive for September, 2014

TRY OUT OUR NEW ASSESSMENT TOOL

TRY OUT OUR NEW ASSESSMENT TOOL

Whether your organisation wants to introduce a language-training programme or improve the effectiveness of one already in place, use this tool to take a snapshot of your organisation’s needs and and see what develops.

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Why working abroad?

Why working abroad?

Are you ready for a change after working for your company for many years? Want to expose yourself to a completely new experience? Want to travel and earn money at the same time? Why not apply for a job abroad? Having gained skills in your profession over the years, use them abroad and gain new skills, language skills!

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NEW LESSON AID: MAKE LANGUAGE LEARNING FUN

NEW LESSON AID: MAKE LANGUAGE LEARNING FUN

So summer is over and students are back in school. Stretch their imaginations by incorporating different languages into simple assignments. Here’s one idea: Have students answer questions in their primary language and another language. This is a great way to explore language similarities and differences.

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Learning German: ‘Der Junge fährt nicht’

Learning German: ‘Der Junge fährt nicht’

When I embarked on this course, I was concerned that by learning German, a truly foreign language to me, all the wonderful words I encountered, would cease being so incredible. I love that when devoid of original meaning, German words (gloriously onomatopoeic) have truly delightful connotations in my own language.

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Learn a new language at university

Learn a new language at university

Why do you think learning a language at university is the best time? First of all, it does not matter if you actually decide to study languages or take up a language course besides your main subject. Learning to speak a language while at university is so much easier than when you are at work later.

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25 years in Cyprus – Expat Emma looks back…

25 years in Cyprus – Expat Emma looks back…

25 years ago Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web, and the world changed forever… I recently read an article online where they are discussing what has changed in their lifetimes, not just mobile phones, internet etc., but things that might not be so obvious to younger people such as making ‘mix’ tapes from the radio, having to wait at home for a phone call, getting your photos developed at the chemist, three TV channels that closed down at night, and the amazing new indestructible music format – the CD.

It was a fascinating read and I could relate to most of the list having been born in the late Seventies, what got me though was the amount on the list that are not so different in 2014 in Cyprus, and how they did not seem so strange to me.

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Create a Smaller World: Do social work abroad

Create a Smaller World: Do social work abroad

No matter if you go abroad for an internship, a volunteer opportunity or a social work project, you will come across many opportunities to interact with people from different backgrounds, with different customs and above all, speaking a language different to yours.

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