Posts by Connectare

Are we ready for a disruptive learning revolution?

The promise of new technologies to transform education by delivering learning that is personalized and engaging for each student has caught the attention of educators, parents, and policymakers. Because all students learn at different paces and have different levels of background knowledge and conceptions about topics, digital learning offers a unique way to offer customized…

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Languages are important, and a great investment

By Nicholas Anderson, Editor in Chief of www.FinnishNews.fi The ability to speak 2 to 5 languages in countries like Finland is incredibly important. We rely on exports and the domestic service sector. Language skills are essential to our everyday life. Some people make learning languages hard and that is not at all productive because every…

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Why learn languages?

Learning another language gives the learner the ability to step inside the mind and context of that other culture. Without the ability to communicate and understand a culture on its own terms, true access to that culture is barred. Why is this important? In a world where nations and peoples are ever more dependent upon…

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Learning languages is fun and important

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I learn languages because I want to work more effectively and meet people on their own terms. There is no quick way to learn another language. It takes time and sweat. I know because I speak 7 languages – 4 really well English, Finnish, French and Swedish, and then good basic Latin, German and Mandarin.…

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Att möta svenskar – några praktiska tips

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Möten hör till det dagliga affärslivet. Under många år har vi fått uppleva en våg av fusioner, och uppköp av företag, vilket har lett till att allt fler inom näringsliv och förvaltning söker förbättra sina språkliga och kulturella kunskaper. Möten med andra kulturer kan vara svårt och kräver både erfarenhet och kunskap, språket kan vara tekniskt…

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