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When one thinks of education, the imagery that comes to mind is probably that of attending university with classmates in a classroom. Though this method of attaining a good education is applaudable, the means of getting a good education have evolved. Those who don’t wish or have money to spend on attending university or college […]

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If you’ve spent any time learning a foreign language, you’ve probably seen an extraordinary claim. It seems like everywhere you go, people are talking about achieving fluency in just 3 months.

Is this really possible? Or is it just a myth? 

The answer is neither and both. Here’s a story that illustrates what I mean:

In December […]

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Today, the same devices that enable us to spend hours playing Angry Birds or mindlessly scrolling through social media also provide an invaluable learning opportunity. With the ability to use the same technology productively or disadvantageously, it is clear that the way devices are used during learning has an impact on students’ performance. In a […]

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The word “philosophy” comes from Greek and means “love of wisdom”. With such an impressive definition, the field should have plenty to teach even the modern learner. Sadly, philosophy these days conjures mostly images of big dusty books and bespectacled, bearded men discussing arcane topics. And while it is true that philosophy tackles the great […]

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Loss of motivation due to a lack of understanding is common among students. For many, not being able to grasp a topic leads to frustration and a depleted desire to continue learning. This feeling may be temporary, with some students regaining enthusiasm eventually. However, for others, it can have long-lasting effects on their confidence and […]

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It’s time to restructure your thinking and help you realize how important bilingualism is. English is indeed beautiful but learning a second language can do no harm; in fact, it will help you more than you think, believe me or not. So, here are 13 myths about foreign language that you should forget. 1. Learning […]

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Cover image: The only three class attendants in Dingxi. Source: South China Morning Post The Gansu province in China is a thriving region. Home to the striking Great Wall and other super popular tourism sights, it hosts millions of visitors in addition to an impressive economy. Gabsu has some of the world’s most beautiful Qilian […]

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In the introductory article to this series, we covered the state our current education systems are in. From failing to provide literacy skills to match the society’s needs to a rampant lack of trained teachers, the traditional way of providing schooling seems to be going through a rough patch. Facing a growing population and a […]

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You must have heard that one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to learn a foreign language is by watching movies. Is this a real lucky ticket to fluency without effort? Or is this a waste of time? In fact, this sounds pretty appealing: just imagine yourself sitting in front of the screen for […]

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