Languages & Cultural Blog

Moaz Khan

April 28, 2016

Essential business etiquette and cultural intelligence of the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. 

Customer service in Japan is a highly developed art form, and it is not surprising to know that a same level of service would be expected whilst abroad. Bring on Japanese “Omotenashi” (Service - Japanese-style!). “Omotenashi” means "to welcome guests wholeheartedly." It comes from the verb "motenasu" which means "to make welcome" or "to entertain".

 ‘Japanese Business Etiquette’ is one of the most frequently searched business - related keywords worldwide according to Google.

Hack Japanese Business Etiquette with our quick guide:

Sue Brett

April 26, 2016

Having the technical skills and knowledge to successfully execute your job duties is only one part of being the best you can be in the workplace. In addition we also need those skills that will allow us to effectively work with others. No matter what your position, organization, or industry, you work with people. Uncover the top 10 soft skills you need to succeed.

Moaz Khan

April 24, 2016

As the economy continues to fluctuate, re-inventing ourselves through re-skilling and broadening our personal scope increases in importance. The employee landscape updates with the same regularity as the release of yet another time loop film. The trending 10 careers for the new age look very different to the top 10 from a decade ago.

Moaz Khan


The EdTech universe is filled with words and acronyms that are highly technical and field specific. Just this week I received an email from a colleague with the subject line "xAPI and LRS for mLMS" which made perfect sense to me but not to someone who is not familiar with the jargon which we are so used to working on eLearning projects. Here I share 12 online acronyms you need to know that will not surprise you the next time you come across them.

Moaz Khan

April 20, 2016

Verbs, verbs, verbs…-ar, -er, -ir, pretérito imperfecto, pretérito indefinido, futuro simple or future imperfecto, pretérito perfecto…if you are already starting to sweat, then serve up the gazpacho and cool it down a notch as we take a look at some useful Spanish verbs.

Moaz Khan

Where an IQ can get you that job, it’s emotional intelligence (EQ) that gives you the ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others; that determine how successful you are in life. In this post, learn how to develop your Emotional Intelligence:

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