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Different Varieties of The English Language

English, the world over

English is the most widely-spoken language in the world, having the distinct status of being the official language of multiple countries. While the English language is uniform with major variations in spelling present between American English and British English, the dialect or accent is usually the factor that enables one to distinguish the various types of English out there.

St. George – The Dragon Slayer

St. George - The Dragon Slayer

St George’s Day takes place on April 23rd every year, celebrating the patron saint of England, made famous for slaying a dragon and saving a maiden in distress.

6 Top Tips to Get Along With Millennials at Work

6 Top Tips to Get Along With Millennials at Work

Companies are putting in serious efforts to make the millennials feel welcome without undermining those that came ahead of them. While it might be tricky, it is not impossible. After all, age is just a number!
Here are our top tips on how you can get along with millennials in the workplace.

10 Steps to Get Ready for a Leadership Role

10 Steps to Get Ready for a Leadership Role

A leadership role is the most pivotal positon in a business. A leader has the power to sink their company or make them soar. Contrary to the popular belief, no one is born a leader. Leaders are made. It takes years of hard work, determination and sacrifice to be a great leader.

Which Nationalities are the Best at Learning Languages?

Which Nationalities are the Best at Learning Languages?

Language learning is often associated with cramming vocabulary and remembering grammar rules. While these are necessary to master a language, there are additional factors that play a role in how fast and how well you can be fluent in a particular language.

Top 10 Skills Every New Graduate Needs

Top 10 Skills Every New Graduate Needs

Every year, fresh graduates enter the workforce aiming to put their hard-earned degrees to good use. Very often, the graduates tend to rely on the academic excellence to score top positions in top companies. While this might have worked in the past, the global job industry is changing and with that, more companies are demanding a lot more than knowledge gained from a students’ time spent in...

Top 8 Tips for Business Writing

Top 8 Tips for Business Writing

“Clarity is the most important characteristic of good business writing,” says Mignon Fogarty, creator of the ‘Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing’ podcast. “Often business people will use big $10 words because they want to sound intelligent. Instead, they end up sounding like they’re trying too hard.”

Commonly Confused Words in the English Language

Commonly Confused Words in the English Language

In this day and age of autocorrect and spell checks, there is a tendency for even the sharpest amongst us to assume our work is flawless. What we don’t realize is that auto correct and spell checks only check the spelling and there is no intelligent bot embedded in any software or devices (so far) to identify the logical accuracy of sentences we construct. In the English language, there are a...

Prom Celebrations From Around The World

Prom Celebrations From Around The World

In the United States, and increasingly in the United Kingdom and Canada, a promenade dance, most commonly called a prom, is a semi-formal (black tie) dance or gathering of high school students.

Where is Chinese (Mandarin) Spoken?

Where is Chinese (Mandarin) Spoken?

China has the biggest population in the world with approximately 1.28 billion people so learning the language means you will be able to communicate with a gazillion more people. That’s just simple math that makes sense, whether you are the next Fermat or not. One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese. Learning Mandarin Chinese is one of the absolute best investments you can make. Whether...

Can You Pronounce These ‘Longest Words’ From Languages Around the World?

Can You Pronounce These 'Longest Words' From Languages Around the World?

Did you know that the longest English word ever (a chemical name for titin) is 189,819 letters long and takes approximately three and a half hours to pronounce!
Thankfully not all words are as long or complicated. Some are significantly lower with as little as 24 letters.
Here is a list of the longest words in 13 languages from all around the globe.

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