Key differences between classroom and online learning

Key differences between classroom and online learning

By on 07/31/2014

Online learning is famously flexible. When we think of learning online, it's usually the asynchronous activities such as presentations and quizzes [...]

3 reasons why I learned German (and why you should too)

Language learning

3 reasons why I learned German (and why you should too)

By on 07/28/2014

I'm married to a strapping Swiss lad and live in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. I hear German every day, speak it too (although not as well [...]

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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Food from Afar: Perfect Paella in Malaga

By on 07/28/2014

In our new series we're highlighting some of the best foods from afar - from fish tacos in San Diego, to the perfect paella in Malaga. In addition to traveling abroad to taste these culinary classics, [...]

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5 ways to make online learning more interactive

E-learning   |   Learning and development

5 ways to make online learning more interactive

By on 07/28/2014

Engaging learners in your online learning program is one of the keys to ensuring they learn effectively and get the most out of what they are doing. [...]

E-learning   |   Learning and development

How to launch your online learning program with a bang

By on 07/28/2014

Having a fantastic online learning program is something to which all learning and development professionals aspire. The idea of providing your staff [...]

Travel tips

5 things we bet you didn’t know about Vancouver

By on 07/28/2014

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Known for its quality of life and active citizens who somehow manage to ski and swim on [...]

Learning and development

Informal Learning Rules!

By on 07/28/2014

Does informal learning rule in your organisation and, if not, should it? What is informal learning anyway and why should you care about it?  In the [...]

Travel tips

5 things we bet you didn’t know about Bournemouth

By on 07/28/2014

You probably already know that Bournemouth has some spectacular beaches, peaceful gardens and a mild climate, but did you know that it also has one of [...]

E-learning

The truth about translation in online courses

By on 07/11/2014

What can get lost when you localize your online courses In an era of global business, translation is an increasingly important part of any online [...]

Mystery solved? 5 Theories That Explain Stonehenge

By on 07/08/2014

Stonehenge is one of the most majestic and mysterious monuments in the world. Although thousands of tourists flock to this 5000-year old "world wonder" site in Wiltshire, England every year, there's [...]

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Body language for business English training

communication   |   Language learning

Body language for business English training

By on 07/08/2014

The importance of body language as part of a business English training program One of the most often-quoted statistics when if comes to talking about [...]

4 reasons why a gap year is the best thing ever

Career advice   |   Travel tips

4 reasons why a gap year is the best thing ever

By on 07/05/2014

Life can be scary sometimes. So many choices, so many decisions. It can be exhausting to find your place in this world. If only there was a way to [...]

Oxford vs Cambridge: Clash of the Titans

By on 07/03/2014

In the world of academia there are two universities whose rivalry has been raging for generations: Oxford vs Cambridge. Both are famous for their world-class universities, Venice-like rivers and [...]

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Who Needs Instructional Designers Anyway?

E-learning   |   instructional design

Who Needs Instructional Designers Anyway?

By on 07/03/2014

Are instructional designers really necessary? Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper and quicker to do away with them altogether? After all most subject matter [...]