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HundrED

Unpacking innovation

We hear the word ‘innovation’ so much. Everyone’s innovating. Innovators are the new KOLs. From financial, technological, medical and scientific innovation, to innovation in retail, supply chains and business. Impactful innovation Finnish non-profit HundrED.org has a mission to improve education around the world through ’impactful innovation’. As an Ambassador for HundrED, my role is to […]

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Curriculum English at home

Take Ten

Take Ten is a new video-based series for learning English at home. Each episode introduces a fun, fast and simple activity to do at home in just ten minutes. Think of it like High Intensity Training for learning English! Who is it for? Series 1 is suitable for parents with kids, ages 9+ How does […]

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Pronunciation

Thinking About Pronunciation

Pronunciation has been called the Cinderella skill. While the ugly sisters of grammar and vocabulary get all the attention, pronunciation isn’t invited to the ball. But why is pronunciation so often neglected in classroom teaching? Speaking isn’t in the exam The majority of classroom language learning is directed towards exams. And exams focus mainly on […]

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Literacy

Why is reading important?

Reading and understanding are a central pillar of life-long learning. And reading in more than one language has incredible benefits.  Not only does reading help with language development. Through reading learners discover new information, ways to solve problems, new ways to achieve something, new insights and understandings. Reading is the communication of ideas and thoughts; […]