Language is a human gift, it is what makes us different from the other species and also it is what we use to communicate. But is language just a tool or does it shape our thoughts and identity? Language exposes many facets of a person’s identity, it determines how we interact with other people. Ethnic… Read More HOW LANGUAGES SHAPE IDENTITY
In today’s article, we will provide you with specific tips on how to be successful at your job interview. The job interview is always an important part of your job application procedure and it can be a crucial factor which decides whether you will get your dream job or not. Your task is to be… Read More 10 tips to ace your job interview
Whenever we read a book written by a foreign writer, we tend to think “What a great writer, he/she writes so well”, without realising that, although the writer is undoubtedly great in the book’s original language, what we are actually reading is the work of the translator, who translated the book into our language. … Read More THE ART OF SUBTITLING
WHAT IS SIGN LANGUAGE? According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, Sign Language is “a system of hand and body movements representing words, used by and to people who cannot hear or talk”. 2. A BIT OF HISTORY Charles Michel De L’Eppe, a French cleric, was considered to be the “Father of Sign Language and Deaf… Read More 8 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGES
At some point in our lives, we begin to look for a job. It can be a part-time job during our studies, an internship or a full-time job after we get out of school. At this point, many of us struggle with writing a resume (CV). In this article, we will provide you with the best 7 tips… Read More The top 7 tips for a perfect CV
Globish is the name for a subset of the English language that non-native English speakers adopt in the context of international business. It is a sort of “light English” that uses a subset of standard English grammar and a list of 1500 English words. The name Globish is the merger of the world “global” and “English”. The inventor… Read More Globish – better global understanding
When an Italian person goes abroad and says that he/she is from Italy, more often than not, he/she will receive the following answer: “Aaaah! Mamma mia! Pizza, mafia, mandolino!”, followed by the most famous of Italian hand gestures: More often than not, the Italian person in question will not appreciate the comment or will even… Read More SURVIVAL KIT: ITALIAN HAND GESTURES
Dear Readers, Thank you for following our blog for the past few months. 2017 saw us through our launch and through the settling in period where we were finding our voice and getting our schedule on track. In 2017 we also had many interesting contributions from our authors on a range of diverse and exciting topics… Read More Happy Holidays!