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Inglés en Cinco Minutos: La Diferencia Entre “in” y “on”: Parte 1

Las preposiciones pueden ser un dolor de cabeza para los que están aprendiendo inglés. Para los hispanohablantes, unas preposiciones específicas que causan confusión son in y on, especialmente porque sólo tienen un equivalente en español: “en”. Además, en inglés hay casos en los que se usa on o in mientras que en español no se usa ninguna preposición. Pero ¡no se desanimen! Con unas cuantas reglas básicas, podemos resolver el misterio de estas dos preposiciones. Usa in para países, ciudades, meses, años/siglos y temporadas. I live in the United States. (Vivo en los Estados Unidos.) He lives in New York. (El vive en Nueva…

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It’s Never Too Late!

You’ve likely heard about the research that shows that the best time to learn a second language is when you’re child. That’s fantastic news if you’ve been working hard to raise your children in a bilingual environment since birth. But if you’re over the age of 12 and wanting to learn a language, are you a lost cause? Should you resign yourself to a life of monolingualism? The answer, of course, is no. It’s time to stop agonizing Adult language learners often worry that they’ve waited too long to learn a new language, or if they do decide to pick up…

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Should Employers Monitor Their Employees’ Social Media Usage

Your company may be leveraging social media as part of its marketing and customer service strategy, but it’s important to remember that social media platforms are also largely, well, social. It stands to reason that your employees will be maintaining their own social media presence out of the office on their own time. You and your staff may share the same social space on Facebook, Twitter, or even LinkedIn, but while those streams may cross, should you be keeping tabs on what your employees say in social spaces? In recent years, companies have struggled to find their footing in the…

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The Language of the Future?

You’ve heard the studies. Learning a second language makes you smarter. It makes you a better problem solver and more marketable to employers. It even reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s. “Okay, okay,” you say. “I’m convinced!” But what language should you learn? Where to start? It might be an easy decision for you. Perhaps your Swiss grandparents spoke German, so you’d like to learn it and reconnect with your heritage. Maybe you have business ties to China, so you need to learn Mandarin. Or maybe you have a trip planned to Brazil and you’ve got to learn some Portuguese, fast.…

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Working From Home Benefits Both Employers And Employees

One of the most steadfast fixtures of modern business may be quickly finding itself on its way out the door. Recent years have seen the daily commute and 9-to-5 workday give way to telecommuting and home offices. Many companies in recent years have implemented their own telecommuting policies, and some, like that of tech monolith Yahoo, have even famously failed. By and large, however, research has shown that a properly implemented telecommunication policy can be beneficial not just to employees, but to the company as well. Telecommuting on the rise The New York Times reported on data from the American…

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Streamline Your Training With Performance-Based Learning

Developing and managing corporate training programs is one of the key responsibilities of managers and HR professionals. As companies grow and develop, it will become necessary to streamline employee development programs to remain cost effective and efficient for both management and workers. Especially in customer-facing industries, adopting performance-based learning strategies can help workers to better develop key competencies. Understanding performance based learning According to Workforce magazine, performance-based learning (PBL) differs from traditional corporate training programs in that its focus is on the development of specific skills rather than basic processes and general information. With PBL, training is offered to employees…

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A Language Solution for Every Learner

Education remains a journey. Students still learn the fundamentals before advancing to more challenging material. That classroom tradition continues in today’s online learning environment. Discover how integrating technology with language acquisition meets the different needs of beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners and increases their opportunities to speak their new language. Join us for a free webinar on September 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for a demonstration of the Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite for Higher Education portfolio that complements classroom teaching and offers: Foundational learning to build key language skills Advanced solutions that personalize language acquisition Capabilities to monitor…

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How Paid Sick Leave Laws Could Affect Your Business

Recent years have seen much attention given to the issue of paid sick leave in businesses. Several cities and states have implemented government-enforced regulations requiring companies to provide a certain number of paid sick days to employees. Corporate reception to these policies has been mixed. Many executives view the new requirements as a drain on company coffers, though there is also evidence suggesting that providing paid sick days can provide tangible benefits to companies. How the policies are changing Perhaps in the most high profile recent example of paid sick leave legislation, New York City revamped its policy, following such…

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Districts Bracing for Migrant Student Wave

Migrant students are nothing new for America’s school districts. Under federal law, students have a right to a free and equal education no matter their immigration or guardian status. However, this year might be something of a culture shock. The coming wave Nationwide, school districts are expecting as many as 50,000 migrant students to attend the first day of school, many of them from countries like El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Many of those students enter the country with no parents or other guardians. You might expect the states with the highest immigrant populations like Florida and Texas to be…

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Y tu inglés, ¿qué tal?

  Ya todos están de regreso a clases, y si tienes hijos, probablemente ya gastaste una pequeña fortuna en los útiles de la escuela. (De verdad, ¿cuántas cajas de crayolas puede usar un solo niño?) En esta temporada de nuevos comienzos, puedes reexaminar dónde estás en tu estudio del inglés. ¿Vas mejor que el año pasado? ¿Qué te falta todavía? ¿Cada cuándo te pones a hacer cosas para mejorar tu inglés? Si te sientes satisfecho con tu progreso y con tu plan para seguir aprendiendo, ¡felicidades! Pero si hasta ahora no has tenido tanto éxito en el inglés como quisieras,…

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