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
December is here, and it has brought with it joy and good intentions. Some people think this is the best period of the year, and it’s impossible not to notice how crowded streets become during these days. Not cold, not stress, not even the desire to make savings: nothing can stop us when it is… Read More Christmas best words
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
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
Storytelling is a skill which has been present in the world for centuries. Our ancestors were passing information from one generation to the other by oral transmission in the form of storytelling. Even Jesus himself was using stories to explain his point of view. As a matter of fact, every single person is a storyteller whether he is… Read More The art of storytelling
Some people think that communication is first of all a way to transfer information, the most important way to relate to each other. But how is it possible to make our message effective and, most importantly, credible? Yes, I said credible. Because whether what we say represents the verbal message, we should also take into… Read More What do you think communication means?
What’s the craic with Irish sense of humour?
This article is about Irish sense of humour and commonalities between Irish way of speaking and the Spanish one.… Read More Common features between Irish and Spanish speaking manners