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Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently

Why did Americans drop the "u" from British words like "humour" and "behaviour"? What about "theater" vs. "theatre?" Siobhan Thompson explains the spelling divide between our nations. 

English - The Language of Global Business?

 

 

With China’s growing economic might, is Mandarin becoming the preferred language of business? Not anytime soon, says a newly released study. Instead, English will maintain and grow its dominance, moving from “a marker of the elite” in years past to “a basic skill needed for the entire workforce, in the same way that literacy has been transformed in the last two centuries from an elite privilege into a basic requirement for informed citizenship.” (Indeed, the British Council reports that by 2020, two billion people will be studying English.) The new study of 1.6 million online test-takers in more than 50 countries was conducted by an English language training school.

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La manera más eficiente de aprender inglés

La manera más eficiente de aprender inglés

 

Seguramente has escuchado que mucha gente prefiere aprender inglés viendo películas y series de televisión en el idioma original. Esto puede ser muy motivante, ya que observar un video es más interesante que aprenderse de memoria las reglas gramaticales y palabras o expresiones nuevas.

Hoy queremos hablarte de las ventajas de este método y también sugerirte algunos trucos útiles trabajando con videos.

 

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Global Business Speaks English

 

Ready or not, English is now the global language of business. More and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language—Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, and Microsoft in Beijing, to name a few—in an attempt to facilitate communication and performance across geographically diverse functions and business endeavors.

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