Ramsay Kerr is a British entrepreneur who was inspired to learn Mandarin when he visited the country when he was 16. Here he talks about how speaking the language helped him break down his preconceptions about a person.
Who have you been able to meet through learning a foreign language and what did you learn about them? [ Youtu.be Link ]
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“What I love about living here in China is that I’m able to really see history before my eyes. Being able to see things like the Great Wall and knowing how significant it is and being able to have that in your back yard I think is amazing.”
Nishat Ali says that mastering Mandarin Chinese gave her the feeling that she could learn any other language in the world. Has learning a foreign language...
These three low-preparation activities for teachers of English help learners to communicate their ideas about audio or written texts, conversation topics and images. [ Britishcouncil.org Link ] #EducationDay
'Whether it is a look, a gesture, or physical distance, dig a bit deeper before jumping to conclusions about a learner's behaviour.' Chia Suan Chong shares advice on teaching English language to learners from a different culture.
In the spirit of inspiring creativity, we invited a group of children from the island of Mauritius to learn about using computer coding to tackle real-world environmental problems. We took the micro:bit to the beach to inspire the next generation of digital programmers and makers. [ Youtu.be Link ] #EducationDay
Join this free online course to find out what you need to know about the IELTS Writing test and learn techniques and strategies to improve your test performance. [ Futurelearn.com Link ]
Last October, we joined forces with the Department of Industry and Tourism Ise City to invite six UK-based artists to Japan on a unique artistic research residency in Ise City, home of the Ise Shrine, one of the most prestigious Shinto shrines in Japan.
The two-week residency provided the artists with a rare experience to encounter the beauty of Japanese culture and its tradition, explore...