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KU Training Day

The International Language Institute hosted the yearly KU Training Day, in which a new generation of graduates received their Instructor Certificates. It’s the most relevant institutional event of the year, in which new solutions are brought forward to the many challenges of English teaching in Nicaragua. Take a look at the topics that were discussed

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Developing Life Skills through Emotional Literacy

From the perspective of an English teacher, in today’s world, we need to educate students emotionally to be better equipped for social and emotional challenges. However, these challenges rather than being measured by EQ tests are skills that we can teach, and students can learn inside and outside the classroom. In my case, I address

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Aspects on Emotional Intelligence

Having a good understanding of the many aspects of emotional intelligence can make a huge difference between failure and success at work, at school, or even at home. The following infographic gives us a quick overview of the different factors, traits and types of emotional intelligence.

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Benefits of studying a technical career

The Business Dictionary defines a professional as a “Person formally certified by a professional body or belonging to a particular profession by having completed a required course of studies and/or practice”. And whose competence can usually be measured against an established set of standards.” The term professional is commonly used to refer to a person

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Schools and the proper use of technology

The issue of digital citizenship has become a relevant topic to discuss at school. Should it be a subject in our schools? Who is in charge of teaching all the elements involved in the responsibility of using technology, parents or teacher? Are we aware of the risks that technology involves for learners? Problems such as

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Nicaragua: Seeking talent in young adults

Academic Committee In recent days, the Nicaraguan Foundation for the Economic and Social Development (FUNIDES) submitted the results of a study carried out to determine the competencies Nicaraguan employers demand from employees younger than 24 years old. In Nicaragua, employability for young adults under 24 years of age poses a serious challenge for companies given

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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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Millennials and Talent Management Today!

By Academic Committee The new trend in companies now geared towards the 21st century focuses on technology and globalization. Millennials, today’s leaders, with easy access to the global market, and native to technological surroundings transform Startups to billion dollar companies overnight leaving their competitive advantage to Talent and Creativity. Whereas, CEO’s are now enforced to

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Reaping the value of GSE and the GSE Teacher Toolkit

May 25, 2016 Updated 7 July, 2016 My goal as a classroom teacher is to do the best I can to make sure my content is meeting the needs of my learners. After fifteen years of teaching English, I know one thing to be very true: Every single group of learners I work with is

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How to use the GSE to enhance and improve English assessments

July 6, 2016 The Global Scale of English has been a great support and a positive change for my practice. As I previously discussed, the GSE can be used in a variety of ways, but my three favourite uses are as a tool for validating my students’ learning objectives, as a tool to enhance and

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Podcast – Continuing Professional Development

In this podcast, Alejandra Mora addresses what is Continuing Professional Development; the features needed when carrying out CPD and provides alternatives of CPD teachers can do.     Maria Alejandra Mora (MSc. TEFL, SPLITT, TBI, and TEFL Certified) has over 18 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic consultant and curriculum developer and

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The Glass-Ceiling for Non-Native English Speakers

by Academic Committee  Managers, recruiters, and applicants are aware that English proficiency is a critical factor for the professional advancement of individuals in virtually every industry, especially in business and management. Not speaking the language hinders employees at all levels to develop themselves fully and excludes them from a wide array of opportunities inside and

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Cognitive Conflict to Foster Meaningful Learning

by Erick M. Izaguirre Zepeda, Keiser University Language Institute Human’s search for knowledge is a lifelong process. It takes us many years to construct our own conceptions and beliefs. Many times this construction process demands a lot of studying, reading, and research. Sometimes these conceptions come from family traditions and values that are handed down

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Teaching meaningfully or covering textbook content?

by James Cordonero, Keiser International Language Institute For those of us working in education, teaching a class that is meaningful to our students can turn out to be an elusive goal. Several factors may prevent instructors from achieving such a goal, chief among them: lack of time to prepare a meaningful lesson and the tyranny

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