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Ask The Change Makers 1: Caring In Corporate ELT

by askjulie in Business English “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt As educators, we constantly ask ourselves questions about the best way to serve our learners and guide them towards good global citizenship. Along the way, I believe we should also be questioning ourselves, our colleagues and our PLN. Recently, a young banker told me this, “We have to change the way we deal with our… Continue reading
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E is for ETHICAL BANKING

by askjulie in Finance Any business English course worth its weight in salt will develop the core skills required by business professionals in their day-to-day working life: reading financial texts; developing key vocabulary; listening and responding to presentations and talks; and communicating in a variety of job-specific situations; however, with the world in the grips of economic and political unrest I think it is obvious that we need to be looking at other ways of… Continue reading
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Food for thought for ELT professionals on the go

Change and changemakers, trends, what’s hot and what’s not as well as ideas for full-blown lessons. I am new to the world of publishing in spite of my many years of experience teaching ESL. Nevertheless, an opportunity opened up with the publisher Academic Study Kit to participate in the Legacy Series with a book on Non-native English Speaking Teachers or NNESTs, and since my co-author and I both belong to that realm, we took up…

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Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You

Lebowski ipsum dO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS, LARRY? Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit praesent ac magna justo pellentesque ac lectus quis. Mr. Lebowski asked me to repeat that: Her life is in your hands. Elit blandit fringilla a ut turpis praesent felis ligula, malesuada suscipit malesuada non. That is our most modestly priced receptacle. Ultrices non urna sed orci ipsum, placerat id condimentum rutrum, rhoncus. Yeah man, it really tied the room together. Ac…

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Two Books with Horrible Dating Advice

When I was single, I hated dating—which is probably why I didn’t do much of it. There are so many unspoken rules, and girls play games, and it’s enough to make you want to become a celibate monk. Okay, it’s not quite that bad. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to find the right girl, and the rest is history. But even though my “game” probably sucked, I knew some common rules of dating. I mean, the…

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