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14 “CUTE” TERMS OF ENDEARMENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

We’ve rounded up 14 of our favorite terms of endearment from different countries around the world. They’re sweet, romantic …and no, they aren’t “mi amor” [Spanish] or “habibi” [Arabic]  kind of cliché.   Maybe you’ll start using them with your loved ones, or *ahem* a special someone. Have a read and take your pick! 1. روحي [Arabic] How it’s said: rouhi Meaning: […]

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12 COMMON KOREAN WORDS AND PHRASES

Did you know? The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels and it literally takes only one session to learn how to read and write it! The Korean language is becoming more and more popular around the world because of Korea’s booming economy and of course it’s popular and addicting K-pop, K-drama and delicious food. Join […]

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10 EMIRATI WORDS YOU’LL HEAR (IN ALMOST) EVERY CONVERSATION

Marhaba is the simplest form of greeting that’s used across all the Arabic speaking countries. Yeah, you’ve heard it and if you’re living or have lived in the Middle East then you surely know it (and possibly use it too!). In the Emirati dialect, the word el-saa’ is added after marhaba making it marhaba el-saa’, which […]

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Returning to Study as a Teacher Part 2

LJ M. shares second part of his amazing experience in studying again and how this helped him to becoming a better teacher. The Challenges People are mostly aware of the challenges, just as I was at the beginning. These challenges include naysayers, time, lack of energy, self-doubt and finances. That did not stop my friends […]

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Returning to Study as a Teacher

For many professionals, continuing studies presents an opportunity to develop professionally and personally. Whichever the level of study you undertake, there is always an amount of planning and sacrifice involved. I was aware of this when I decided to pursue a post-graduate course, but my motivations initially made me ignore these two important points. As […]

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LEARN TO SAY GOODBYE IN 12 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

There are many instances where we bid adieu for a certain period of time to someone we love, to a friend or to a place so dear. Saying goodbye can mean a lot of things. Most often than not, we utter it with a mix of emotions, in good faith and in the hope that […]

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How Human Behaviour Influences Learning in the Classroom.

The affective domain is the emotional side of human behaviour; in simple English, how we feel! Three things can affect our learners in the classroom: what they know, how they feel and what they can do. As we’ve talked about before, placement tests are very useful as they give us an indication of what the […]

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Effective Ways to Connect with Your Students

“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.”   ̶  Charles Kuralt Have you ever wondered why some teachers are more effective in connecting with their students than others? Moreover, how do they sustain the connectivity and maximize the opportunity for the class to create, develop and have fun all at the same […]