Storytelling for effective learning

Storytelling for effective learning Education Beyond Borders Podcast

What makes us unique are our thoughts. Welcome to Speak Your Mind!

Speak Your Mind! – “Storytelling for effective learning” by Dan Manolescu.

You don’t need to be an orator to tell your audience a nice story. What you need is something that people will understand, follow, and remember for a long time“.

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Learn English online with Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basketball

Learn English online with Kobe Bryant's Dear Basketball

In honor of Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, we wanted to bring you a special audio lesson where you will learn English online with Kobe Bryant and his Oscar-winning short film “Dear Basketball”.

We hope that this will bring you some inspiration, and that you will learn some things that will help you not only in English, but also in life.

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The English learner’s guide to British phrases

British phrases, Verbalists

British English is much like the people of Britain themselves: down-to-earth and full of character. We compiled the list of our favorite British phrases, 25 of them, that we believe will confuse anybody who didn’t grow in the UK. These phrases aren’t just handy for holding a conversation though – they’ll also give you an insight into just how the Brits tick!


The importance of portmanteaus and slang words – don’t be hangry!

The importance of slang words and portmanteaus
Portmanteaus “sexting”

The nice thing about language is that it changes to reflect the times. The Internet has spawned lots of funny English words. Sometimes we also coin our own words and phrases for new things. Most of these new words are portmanteaus, which is the term that describes a word that’s constructed by taking some parts of two words, and making a new one. This is also known as a blend in linguistics.