Globish – better global understanding

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

The top 7 qualities of a perfect employee

After the recent economic recession of 2008, Ireland’s economy is booming. The country achieved the fastest growing economy in the eurozone for a fourth straight year. As the country is experiencing its most flourishing period in the last 20 years, employers are looking for more and more employees. However, the recruitment of good employees seems… Read More The top 7 qualities of a perfect employee

The critical period hypothesis in language acquisition

When learning about the process of language acquisition, two approaches are normally distinguished: The behavioural approach and the nativist approach. In this article we are going to explain the different approaches paying special attention to  the Critical Period Hypothesis. – The Behaviouristic Approach maintains that children acquire the language through environmental components: learner imitation, practice,… Read More The critical period hypothesis in language acquisition