Oxford was among the 9 finalists in the The European Commission competition, launched to find the next European Capital of Innovation for 2016. The “city of spires” was shortlisted for its vision to openly share the wealth of knowledge within its world-class innovation ecosystem. READ MORE
Today, we are bringing you the funtastic poem “The Chaos” written nearly 100 years ago (1922) by Gerard Nolst Trenité, also known under the pseudonym Charivarius. This is a classic English poem containing about 800 of the worst irregularities in English spelling and pronunciation. Even native English speakers will find the poem interesting 🙂
You may notice that The Chaos is written from the viewpoint of the foreign learner of English: it is not so much the spelling as such that is lamented, as the fact that the poor learner can never tell how to pronounce words encountered in writing (the poem was, after all, appended to a book of pronunciation exercises). Click here for a PDF version (created by using the phonetic alphabet).
There is also a video of the poem being read out should you need some help on couple of the more unusual words 🙂 READ MORE
Nowadays, it’s often tough to juggle all those responsibilities and move goals forward. We bring you today some great tips (29 to be more precise) for staying productive and creative. You might be aware of a few, but there are some insightful new ones that make this video quite interesting. This excellent animation is done by the guys at ToFu Design, a motion graphics studio located in the Hokkaido island of Japan.READ MORE
Learn English playing beautiful football – MANCHESTER CITY
The name Manchester makes most people think of The Beautiful Game, as this northern English town is only home to two of the bitter rivals and famous football club names ! Following the big success of the Manchester United Soccer & Language Schools, whose marketing in Southeastern Europe is exclusive to the Verbalists Language Network, we are excited to be able to give the opposing team a fair play – by introducing the Manchester City Football Language School, in the heart of none other than their Etihad campus! Now you can decide, are you Man City or Man Untd? READ MORE