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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Pearson English Interactive

by Alfieri Avilan Academic Consultant Central America & the Caribbean The new learning era has turned into a great dilemma that has taken a whole decade to begin to understand, its depth has not been measured yet, it seems as if we are struggling to cope with all the changes and challenges that such wave has

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Travel and Tourism in Nicaragua

(taken from Euromonitor International) Tourism industry has mixed opinions of Nicaragua’s Grand Canal project With the backing of China and Russia, the Nicaraguan government is expected to begin construction of the US$40 billion Nicaragua Canal in late 2014. The 286 kilometre canal will connect the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Nicaragua, traversing Lake Nicaragua along

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Our Art vs. Craft Experience

Level 7 & 8 Students (June 2015) Students from levels 7 and 8 of the Academic English Program had the chance to present their Art and Craft projects. The project consisted of elaborating both a sewn piece of cloth to craft a quilt and a painting that later they had to show and tell to

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Book Review – An A-Z of ELT

Book Title: An A-Z of ELT Author: Scott Thurnbury Year of Publication: 2006 Publisher: Macmillan       Review by An A-Z of ELT is a fully cross-referenced, alphabetical guide to ELT that defines and explains essential language concepts and terminology from fields including grammar, linguistics, discourse analysis, phonology, etc. It describes language teaching techniques and theories and

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Teaching Tales – Humor in the Classroom

By Thomas Fleming, Mount Aloysius College What makes something sound or look humorous? Is it Semantics? Is it Cultural? Does it have to do with Pragmatics? Why can we detect/enjoy humor and other animals don’t? Look at the story below and send us your comments. First Grade Drawing – A first grade girl handed in

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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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