Languages & Cultural Blog

Moaz Khan

September 11, 2017

Shaking hands may seem like a universally accepted form of greeting your counterparts, however, what would you do if the other person doesn't offer their hand? Such as if you are greeting a woman in a conservative Muslim culture in the Middle East, or when your Japanese business contact greets you with a bow!

Ojaswini Kalia

September 4, 2017

Learning a new language can be liberating as well as frustrating. Once you have learned a new language, your horizons widen, including the number of vacation spots, while a feeling of accomplishment settles in.

Ojaswini Kalia

August 30, 2017

You might be going on a holiday, with no care in the world, just wanting to enjoy some fresh local food and doing the usual touristy things. Well, while planning your trip you may or may not be aware of how easy it is to offend people that belong to a different culture. So, rather than unknowlingly offending people or getting a lot of dirty looks on your blissful vacation, it would be better to read up on these gestures that may not be received in the most positive light on foreign land. 

Leah Simon

August 28, 2017

Having the ability to communicate in more than one language is known to be beneficial and an attractive quality for a long time. Not only does it increase your marketability as an individual for job opportunities, as a student, etc., but being multilingual is known to help improve soft-skills such as multitasking.

Ojaswini Kalia

August 20, 2017

Vacations usually start before you even leave for them. You start imagining how the hotel will be; all the delicious food you will get to eat and how much you will get to relax and sleep in. There’s so much to look forward to.

Ojaswini Kalia

August 17, 2017

Some of you out there might be familiar with the term “Millennials” as well as the terms that have been coined by them. But, I am also pretty sure that there are many who have no idea what I’m talking about. Well, as it happens so, this article might just be the perfect one for you fam (#Millennialreference).

Ojaswini Kalia

August 10, 2017

 Emojis are a great way to express emotions between friends, family and colleagues! We use emojis almost on an hourly basis and are universally accepted as standalone replies in our WhatsApp or Skype conversations. However, are you sure you atr using them properly?

Ojaswini Kalia

August 8, 2017

As the 'Back to School' season kicks-in and schools are getting ready to re-open and welcome students for a new academic year, we take a look at how parents can prepare their children and themselves to the daily routine to follow the summer break.

Leah Simon

August 3, 2017

A flag indicates more than a piece of cloth with colors and designs – it is a symbol of an entire nation. Every flag in the world varies distinctly from one country to another and is a direct reflection of the state’s history, culture and background. However, who designs the national flag of a country and what motivates the particular designs of each flag? What are they commonly referred to as? Read to find out some of the interesting stories behind the regal colors and patterns of some famous national flags.

Leah Simon

July 30, 2017

A bestseller and now ranked one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones has left its very prominent mark in the literary and cultural world. With the series comprising some stunning one-liners, the dialogues are equally famous and quoted often. Read on for our top 10 phrases from the show that you can use in your everyday English conversations to seem like a total Thronie!

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