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The Pygmalion-Galatea Tango: Driving Performance from Employee and Supervisor Expectations

One of the most famous people in business history, Henry Ford, once said about expectations: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Over the last…

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Development Plans: Employee-Driven vs. Supervisor-Driven

Central to the goal of employee growth is the development plan. After all, growth is accomplished more efficiently when tackled in a systematic, professional fashion. But who should steer the…

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Innovating Pedagogy Report and Language Tech

In the Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report, Open University outlines ten innovations in teaching, learning, and assessment that could have a profound influence on education, bringing about a more “interactive world.”…

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Language and International Student Satisfaction Linked?

A new report on international student satisfaction is out, and the results are mixed. Students in the three countries surveyed are generally satisfied with the academic side of things, which…

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Music Primes Adult Brain for Language Learning

Language study can be grueling. Any chance to lessen the pressure—without impacting the pace of learning—is welcome. Cue the music—aka “the master language that transcends all others.” An article in…

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Becoming “Real”: Overcoming Cultural Illiteracy

In 2001, bilingual computer scientist Vladimir Veselov set out to create a computer program or “chatterbot” that would be able to communicate like a human. He called his program “Eugene…

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Job Growth In Clean Energy Is Essential At Home And Abroad

There are numerous reasons why economies around the world, particularly the U.S., are interested in investing more in renewable energy. Due to global climate change, storm systems have become more…

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