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Asking for and giving directions: The best way to check one's English speaking skills

Google Maps gives voice directions and learners of English can use the voice guidance feature to become familiar with the phrases/expressions used for giving directions

Published on 5th December 2020
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US elementary and middle school students fall behind in Math during pandemic: Study

The analysis of data from nearly 4.4 million US students in grades 3-8 represents one of the first significant measures of the pandemic's impacts on learning

Published on 1st December 2020
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The evolving English language: What do 20th century acronyms like LOL, FYI, TTYL mean?

Many acronyms and abbreviations have become a part of our vocabulary. The most widely used acronym now is COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

Published on 28th November 2020
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Scottish writer Douglas Stuart wins the Booker Prize for his autobiographical novel 'Shuggie Bain'

Dubai-based Indian-origin writer Doshi, who was shortlisted among the final six authors for her debut novel Burnt Sugar, lost out on the top prize

Published on 20th November 2020
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This Mumbai foundation is improving English language proficiency among govt school children, teachers. Here's how

Pehlay Akshar's primary focus is to help children learn creatively through creating safe learning spaces and equip them with skills for the future. We find out more

Published on 13th November 2020
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VIDYA's Beyond School Programme is prepping government school kids with next gen skills 

Rashmi Misra, Founder of VIDYA, an NGO that has a pan-India presence, tells us about one of their popular programmes that trains students in Computer Science, Spoken English and Lifeskills

Published on 9th November 2020
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Enhancing English language skills: Why it is important to develop our receptive skills

The purpose of giving these three statements was to highlight the importance of receptive skills which are neglected by most English language teachers

Published on 7th November 2020
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Are you a mumpsimus? What does it mean and how to use it in context

Any person who is persistent in repeating a mistake is called a mumpsimus. Albert P' Rayan speaks about its origin and more

Published on 31st October 2020
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Teachers, homemakers and others — the pandemic has indeed brought out the leader in many individuals 

Teachers and institutions followed the new mantra known as ‘adapt’ and ‘accept’. Teaching through digital medium and nurturing future leaders by laying emphasis on students’ learning

Published on 4th October 2020
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Let's bid goodbye to old, overused terms: Common cliches you can avoid in the English language

Have the habit of using high-sounding phrases and old-fashioned words in formal letters and emails? Don't think that you can impress the reader by using them and overusing the word, 'please'

Published on 4th October 2020
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Video course to help improve spoken English of over 1.6 lakh teachers in UP government schools

Teachers of government-run primary and upper primary schools will be given online training through this course. It will be mandatory for language teachers of schools to attend the course online

Published on 28th September 2020
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Over 200 students, including Indians, seek UK PM Boris Johnson's intervention in English language test cheating scandal

The scandal, believed to have impacted around 34,000 international students, relates to the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)

Published on 25th September 2020
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Goodbye, Mister Grammar Nazi: Why being obsessed with grammatical accuracy is not the best idea 

This is what transpired when Dr Albert P'Rayan started a conversation on grammar and communication on Facebook. He made a few provocative statements and the following discussion ensued  

Published on 13th September 2020
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An ode to Twitter: All about tweets, retweets and hashtags and their effects on English 

There are many Twitter accounts that can help one improve their vocabulary and English, but one must be careful on the platform as people are prone to using short forms to beat the word limit 

Published on 13th September 2020
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Teachers' Day: Why teachers should strive to become educators in the 21st century

Educators are not mere givers/sharers/creators of knowledge; they enable students to think creatively, critically and productively

Published on 5th September 2020

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