5 positive effects of language learning for your staff

Language learning

5 positive effects of language learning for your staff

By on 04/29/2014

Some of the benefits of language learning, such as the efficiency and cost savings of being able to communicate without a translator, are obvious. [...]

5 things we bet you didn't know about Rome

Travel tips

5 things we bet you didn’t know about Rome

By on 04/25/2014

In Italian, Rome is known as Roma, which is amor (love) backwards. An apt name for a city filled with more love, history and fabulous food than most [...]

Student stories

MOA

MOA - So many new smells, sights, feelings; it’s dizzying

MOA
“I have experienced so much, more than I ever thought I would experience.”

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Student stories

Nadja

Nadja - Life is magical

Nadja
“Life is magical. I don’t think I have ever appreciated every day in my life as much as I do now. And I guess it’s something I have learned by being here, and hopefully something I will bring home with me.”

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Student stories

Sandra

Sandra - Many experiences richer

Sandra
“I knew before traveling that I would probably be a little bit homesick. I also knew that I would regret it my entire life if I didn’t go...”

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Student stories

Denise

Denise - Life in paradise

Denise
“Guys, I live in paradise! Even the way to school is one of the highlights of my day...”

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Student stories

Begonia

Begonia - Oxford love

Begonia
“You know how it is in Oxford. Everything is always so wonderful, even when it rains! I believe that this city is comparable to love…”

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The problem with soft skills

By on 04/25/2014

How to measure the immeasurable For most of us, soft skills are already an integral part of our workplace. Whether it's looking for candidates with the appropriate soft skills to fit into a certain [...]

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Fashion Stereotypes: A World Tour

Travel tips

Fashion Stereotypes: A World Tour

By on 04/23/2014

Just like Anna Wintour’s word is law (see: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue), everyone knows that stereotypes don’t lie. Here are my personal, and [...]

Language learning

Is it really easier to learn a language as a child?

By on 04/22/2014

How adult professionals can learn languages faster   "Learn a language while you are young, it's easier than doing it when you are older." This [...]

E-learning   |   instructional design

What is Instructional Design?

By on 04/17/2014

“So, what is it you do?” “I’m an Instructional Designer!” “A what?!” and so, usually, ends the conversation. Yet instructional design and those who [...]

E-learning

5 E-learning trends you should know about

By on 04/15/2014

Whether it's a large or small part of your professional development program, e-learning is with us to stay. Unlike in the early days of e-learning, [...]

Language learning

Aloha! And other useful words for your Hawaiian getaway

By on 04/15/2014

You packed your towel, your sunglasses, your sunscreen and everything else for your Hawaiian getaway. Missing anything? Words! Even though everyone [...]

Travel tips

Hidden Gems, London edition: Kyoto Garden in Holland Park

By on 04/11/2014

My hidden gem is not so hidden anymore, since it's about to go viral through this blog. But sharing is caring, right? I stumbled upon the Kyoto [...]

5 things we bet you didn’t know about Beijing

By on 04/08/2014

China's buzzing capital is one of the most populous cities in the world and an exciting city where ancient buildings and funky fashion shops coexist comfortably. Host to the 2008 summer Olympics, [...]

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Salut, Bradley! & Other celebs that talk the foreign talk

Language learning

Salut, Bradley! & Other celebs that talk the foreign talk

By on 04/07/2014

If you met Bradley Cooper at a restaurant and managed to muster up the courage to speak to him, would you do it in English? What if Mila Kunis stood [...]

Start your day the Singaporean way

Travel tips

Start your day the Singaporean way

By on 04/05/2014

Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. And in Singapore, one of the most delicious! Greasy sausages and crunchy cereals are off the menu here [...]

Learning Socially?

By on 04/02/2014

Although social learning is nothing new, the term does seem to have taken on a life of its own recently. Social media has had much to do with this but it still does not explain the increased interest [...]

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International collaboration: Essential for your business

Learning and development

International collaboration: Essential for your business

By on 04/02/2014

International collaboration has always been important in business. Since the days of traders bringing spices from the East to Europe, people have been [...]