I wouldn’t describe OISE as an exam factory (and I have worked at one or two) but we get our share of candidates passing through. The exam, or level test, is the supreme quantifier of the age ..
I have blogged before (https://cambridgenoise.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/migration-patterns/) on the remarkable cuckoo-tagging project, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology, noting ..
"Among the innumerable mortifications which waylay human arrogance on every side may well be reckoned our ignorance of the most common objects and effects, a defect of which we become more sensibl ..
Although he was born in Wales and wrote all his books in English, his mother tongue was actually Norwegian. His parents were both immigrants and the Dahl family spoke Norwegian at home. ..
English has famously made a habit of borrowing words from other languages. Even the word “animal” comes from the Latin word “anima”, which could be taken to mean “soul,” “breath,” or “life ..
Excursion to Whitby with York Seniors
- Katy, Course Leader
The Whitby trip was truly fabulous and this was a standout excursion for me this summer. At York this year, we really wante ..
Tasteless, salty, too rich, boiled beyond the recognisable: British food has kept its bad reputation for longer than we care to admit. This is due to several factors, one of which being the ..
Translating speech allows you to watch a movie without the language barrier getting in the way, but on the other hand changes the film significantly. The subtleties of speech a ..
1. Understand the mechanism of a different culture: A tactical and psychological advantage
Learning a language is also to understand the way it operates: the mentality of the country ..
The first bus journey through Prek Thmey village and touring the school, meeting the students for the first time, then later the busy exam periods, Christmas party, internships and school t ..
Image: Richard Cullen
Marion Williams recently received the prestigious Ben Warren Prize for “Outstanding contribution to teacher education over the last two years” for her book Exploring Psych ..