Languages & Cultural Blog


Sue Brett

March 19, 2017

Sitting next to a Gen Xer on their phone versus a Gen Zer on their phone is not just chat that is streets apart; it's another planet. We are talking grammatically correct sentences with the odd "u" or "K" versus strings of emojis...Gen Y sit in between with abbreviations and emoji combo. Get ready for a different type of language learning.

Gen Z leads when it comes to usage of YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Kik, Periscope and Tinder, and 92% of them have a digital footprint.

Gen Z is about to enter the workplace - so how is your emoji? 


March 4, 2017

With the world celebrating Women’s History Month, we take a look at how women have helped shape the society we live in today, using the most powerful tool available: Education.

The 19th century saw a shift in perspective about women, which opened educational opportunities for women and girls in various levels of education. In the 1800s, they began to play key roles in education. This paved the way for more women to foray into various levels of education as learners first and then as educators. We take a look at some of the most influential female educators who changed the world not just for women, but the society as a whole.

Sue Brett

February 28, 2017

What is concierge learning? When I talk to our clients about 'concierge content' across platforms, I'm not talking about courses for concierge staff in hotels, but for sure the overall concept is the same. Recommendations based on a personalized, conversational experience.

Hotels deliver this through knowledgeable staff that also double as tour guides, whereas for edTech, it’s all about user experience through smart search, xAPI and bot capabilities.


February 22, 2017

As a working adult, it is not easy to find time to spare. Yet there will be instances when one would have the urge to pick up a new language or learn a musical instrument or simply build up the skills section in the resume.

Learning at a physical institution can be difficult for those who have a full-time job and additional responsibilities at home. Despite being tailored for working adults, one could find these classes to be quite restrictive.


January 4, 2017

Technology has never been so powerful. With the advancement of technology, humans are spending more money and resources into developing intelligent systems that can replace humans without losing the human touch. From language learning to smart homes, bots are a part of our life and their presence is only going to increase in the coming years.

Here’s a rundown on everything bot related.


December 20, 2016

Bots are taking over the world. That sounds like the theme of a sci-fi flick but that’s the reality of the world today. Companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft are pouring their energies into developing chat bots that can interact intelligently with people because people spend much more time on messaging apps than on websites or social networks.

Find out why...

Moaz Khan

September 21, 2016

There is no universal teaching method because not all students learn in the same way. This is the reason why people talk about approaches and refrain from making clear categorizations. The choice of the teaching approach depends largely on what fits. However, it seems that there is a new way of schooling and delivering information. This method is called microlearning. Microlearning is incredibly fashionable at the present moment, particularly in e-corporate learning environments. Yet, the teaching method brings about benefits to employees and students alike. In this article, we will try to provide essential information about this emergent learning strategy.

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