Cultural Contextualization: What every teacher should know before teaching abroad

Appropriacy We mentioned ‘appropriate vocabulary' above, but here our focus is on appropriacy in relation to cultural contextualization. A subtler aspect of meaning that often needs to be introduced to learners is whether a particular item is appropriate for use in a specific context. The appropriacy of a piece of speech is measured against socio-cultural norms.  … Continue reading Cultural Contextualization: What every teacher should know before teaching abroad

15 Interesting facts you probably don’t know

River Nile in Africa is the longest river (6,825 kilometres) of the earth. An apple tree is at irs prime when it is about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100 million barrels of apples a year. That’s a lot of old trees. Magnifying Glass with the word Facts on white background. The … Continue reading 15 Interesting facts you probably don’t know

Saudi Arabia proudly sponsors virtual global education conference

Saudi Arabia’s Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), in partnership with the G20 Saudi Secretariat, announced it would hold a virtual conference on October 14-15, 2020. The two-day conference, named the “International Conference on Education and Training Evaluation: Improving Learning Outcomes and Supporting Economic Growth,” includes keynote speeches and thematic sessions, and will be held … Continue reading Saudi Arabia proudly sponsors virtual global education conference

US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

A California professor has been replaced for uttering a Chinese word that sounds—in English—like a racist slur, the LA Times reports. Greg Patton was teaching an online communications course for University of Southern California students when he discussed the importance of pausing and using "er" and "um" as filler words. "Like in China the common word is … Continue reading US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

Graduate Trainee 101

Graduate trainee is a nonspecific term for any employee with a higher degree in finance, management, human resources, social or other service, who is furthering his/her knowledge and experience through a formal programme of education. Graduate Trainee responsibilities include shadowing various staff members, participating in learning experiences, attending meetings and workshops, and traveling to other … Continue reading Graduate Trainee 101

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10 Interesting facts you should know

The city of Bonn is situated in Germany Montreal is situated on the bank of river Ottawa The old name of Taiwan was Farmosa The country famous for its fish catch is Japan The place known as the Garden of England is Kent Jeddah Tower is the world's tallest building rising from the desert. The … Continue reading 10 Interesting facts you should know

How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

Most countries in the world have ordered all schools to close as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many schools have also asked parents to ensure that learning continues at home. Online learning is an obvious way to keep lessons going; however, only a few schools have well-established online learning systems. Additional challenges … Continue reading How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

What Canadian teachers are doing to protect the education sector

For the first time in the last 20 years, all major teacher unions will join their forces to reject budget cuts. Over the last week, Canadian elementary school teachers have intensified their protest against Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford's policies, which seek to cut the number of teachers and increase the number of students per classroom. … Continue reading What Canadian teachers are doing to protect the education sector

They don’t teach you this in school

A young man saw his primary school teacher on a wedding and went to greet him with all the respect and admiration. He said to him: "Do you remember me, Teacher?" The teacher said: "No, introduce yourself." The student said: "I was your student in the 3rd Grade, I am the one who stole the watch … Continue reading They don’t teach you this in school

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15 Amazing facts you should know

The average housefly lives for one month. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day. Most of us have eaten a spider in our … Continue reading 15 Amazing facts you should know