Monthly Archives: septiembre 2018

Walking, other than for exercise

Going for walks releases your creative process.

Enjoy!

With this short video from Ted Talks, I suggest the following. 

A few questions for afterthought:

Do you already do this?
Do you already do this, and hadn’t realized this particular benefit?
What do you do to release your creative process?

I enjoy these types of exercises for our students.  This empowers you to advance […]

HR VOCAB, straight from the HR Trend Institute (PART TWO)

As you know, I don’t like putting up vocabulary lists… but I’m willing to make an exception every now and then, and this, of course, is one of them.  Hans has put together  a list of words which should definitely come in handy.  Not only the words itself, but the use of the vocabulary in the definitition.

 

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Ted Talks: Imposter Syndrome

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Guidelines for listening exercise:

Go ahead and watch this video, at first without worrying about anything or understanding.
Then, ask yourselves some questions that may come up (even the basic questions of Who, when, why, what, where, how).
Listen to the video again, looking for the answers to your questions.
Next, read the transcript (without listening […]

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    Freedom for the people? Is it possible to let the employees think for themselves?

Freedom for the people? Is it possible to let the employees think for themselves?

Link to original article

Would this management strategy work in your establishment? Why or why not?  do you see this appropriate only for large companies, or on the contrary, better for small companies?   I’d love to see your thoughts, and any questions of use of the vocabulary!

Note, this is directly from the Harvard Business Review, so the vocabulary and spelling […]

HR VOCAB, straight from the HR Trend Institute

The suggested additional activity that you may send to:  empresas@metodoelingua.es

This is a straight out vocabulary list.  do you employ any of these terms in your daily activity? If you wanted to delve into things, you could write me a sentence for each word or expression, and we can check if you are using it properly.
do you have […]

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    I’ll bet you didn’t know: They’ve finally completed the works at the Eiffel Tower!

I’ll bet you didn’t know: They’ve finally completed the works at the Eiffel Tower!

Link to original article at The Onion

Suggested additional language learning activity:

Write me a paragraph (empresas@metodoelingua.es) :

as to why you should deserve to live in the penthouse if this was actually up for sale at a reasonable price to the one who best defended their position.
and if you were to refute this article, how would you go about […]

Don’t Insist on English!

Don’t insist on English! 

Original video (if you prefer to watch it with subtitles, you may choose that option in the link above).

 

Welcome! This seems like a fitting video to commence our season of the course of 2018-2019.  With such a title, you may have doubts as to my reasoning.  Well, Patricia is speaking about exactly what I find […]

Personality traits that may limit your career

 

Complete Article:

https://hbr.org/2017/09/could-your-personality-derail-your-career?referral=00060

Everyone has a part of them that needs some working on, especially when it comes to teamwork.  This is a nice little listening exercise with pertinent vocabulary which enables us to think a bit of how each one of us acts, and how we could act.

What are you like?

Suggested homework:

Remember, before listening, write down a few questions that you […]