Category: English Factoids

21st Century Skills for Work

Book Review: 21st Century skills

About the authors Bernie Trilling is founder and CEO of 21st Century Learning Advisors and the former global director of the Oracle Education Foundation. He has participated in different organizations which work on the development of 21st-century methodologies. Charles Fadel founded the Center for Curriculum Redesign and has worked in a variety of educational projects

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Words beyond Rote Learning

By Yara Torrez Without words, there is no communication. One of the primary objectives of a language learner is and should be to increase their vocabulary, but how? The teacher plays a vital role in this matter. There is a wide array of activities instructors can carry out to teach new words. In our classes,

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Fostering Creativity in the EFL Classroom

Albert Einstein said that creativity is intelligence having fun, thus the essential meaning of creativity entails the concept of producing something new, innovative, unique, and original, as much as it is related to flexibility, adaptability, and versatility. Creativity has been defined as an ability to generate new things (Gomez, 2016), and bringing imagination and ideas

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Talent Management vs HR

Adapted and condensed from the article by Susan M. Heathfield (2016), ‘What Is Talent Management – Really?’ For those of us who are not so acquainted with the term “talent management”, it is a phrase used in the area of human resources to refer to a company’s or “organization’s commitment to recruit, retain, and develop the

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Factoids about English and Languages

Number of living languages: 6912 Number of those languages that are nearly extinct: 516 Language with the greatest number of native speakers: Mandarin Chinese Language spoken by the greatest number of non-native speakers: English (250 million to 350 million non-native speakers) Country with the most languages spoken: Papua New Guinea has 820 living languages. How

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