IBEX Arrives in Nearshore, Doubling Down on Nicaragua and Jamaica

Taken from www.nearshoreamericas.com By Bianca Wright, October 14, 2015 Nearshore expansion into Nicaragua and Jamaica are part of IBEX Global’s strategy for continued growth, following announcements of topline revenue growth of 30%. In an exclusive interview with Nearshore Americas, CEO Robert Dechant talks nearshore, growth and why the shine has come off India. Following 30% topline

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Edmodo – Breaking the Barriers of Space and Time

by Bosco Bonilla Every teacher and school is always looking for an effective way to engage students, connect with them, coach them and finally help them become better learners. Edmodo is an open online platform for learning that allows interaction between teachers and students in a Facebook-like environment. The platform enables teachers to share content,

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The Chat Club – An Educational Adventure through the Looking Glass

by Zee Valey-Omar The conversation club was created primarily to address the needs of graduates of the English for Professional Development program at the Language Institute for further development and continued exposure to English.  It is unlike the traditional classroom in which the subject matter is aimed at teaching specific rules of grammar, structure or

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The Best Way to Learn English? Just Make it Fun!

by Bethany Vilchez You are sitting in a classroom and the teacher is filling the board with grammar rules about comparative adjectives.  You are trying so hard to pay attention, but all the words on the board make your brain shut down. You decide to take a short nap. When you wake up, the class

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The Use of Web Apps at the AEP

by Francisco Morales For many years, I have been using a variety of devices and applications to improve my skills and productivity as a doctor. I think of technology as a toolbox which helps us in everyday life as soon as we understand how and where to use it. Recently, as a student in the Academic English

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Green Tourism Boom in Nicaragua

by Sarah Gilbert When it comes to eco-tourism in Nicaragua, it may sound like an outlandish trend, something that most foreigners can only afford to get in some of their own first world countries. However, recent economic growth in Nicaragua has fostered the fast-paced development of the tourist industry in the country. According to Sarah

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Book Review – Essential Teacher Knowledge

Book Title: Essential Teacher Knowledge Author: Jeremy Harmer Year of Publication: 2012 Publisher: Pearson       Review by Jose Tapia When you hear that Jeremy Harmer has published a new book it might feel like you have just hit the jackpot. But without sounding too biased, (though I must confess I have a few

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Approach towards Promoting English in Nicaragua

by Raul Amador Nicaragua needs to embark into the Global Markets. For this reason, there should be an approach towards the promotion of competitive advantages that allow us to offer world quality competitive services to the global market. An example of competitive advantage is the agricultural sector; its competitive advantages are that we have cheap

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The challenges of English Teachers at the Caribbean

by Bosco Bonilla The 3rd Nicaribbean TESOL Conference held in BICU at Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua was a very educational and edifying experience. Teachers in Bilwi and its surroundings face significant challenges. One of those challenges involves having students from multi-ethnic groups as they can only speak their native dialect and are not able to communicate

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My New Best Friend

by Manuel Dos Santos If you walk around the school or the college campus, you’ll see students glued to their smartphones. The smartphone has become an extension of their bodies, like an added limb. Surveys from different sources conclude that over 90% of students bring their smartphone to class, and that the majority of them

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SPi Global Targets 1,000 employees in Managua by the end of the year

Taken from www.spi-global.com SPi Global, one of the world’s leading business process outsourcing (BPO) companies today announced that it will further strengthen its delivery capability for its voice and non-voice offerings by expanding its presence in its newly-launched operations in Nicaragua. “With 1,000 employees by the end of the year, SPi Global will be one

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The Power of Language

By Guillermo McLean Herrera Professor Emeritus The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN) Language is the key to identity formation. Language is also as a door-opener to a world of opportunities. The first thing that comes to mind when we speak about the power of language is “language in the

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