If you’re studying English, it’s hugely important to nail the written side of the language, as much as the spoken side. English can be a notoriously tricky beast to master, with a variety of grammatical quirks and rules, and it can sometimes seem like a mountain to climb. Here are some tips which may help you along the way.
Read, read, read
It may seem obvious, but the more you absorb written English on a regular basis the quicker you’ll pick up the fluency of the language. Consider subscribing to an English-language newspaper or magazine; bookmark some English-language websites and make them a part of your morning routine; start reading an English book from a library. You’ll surprise yourself by how quickly you’ll pick things up subconsciously. Read more…
Intercultural studies have essentially been around since man walked the foundations of the earth. It has been a part of survival, as well as development and growth, and even just curiosity to learn about other cultures or people. The 19th century saw anthropologists like Morgan and Taylor, and in more recent years George Murdock. But as schools continue to train individuals to work in the field of intercultural studies, they too need to be aware of their surrounding culture and how education and training is changing to reach people.
Intercultural Studies at Biola University and Cornerstone
Biola is a reputable university in La Mirada, California that offers a Biblically centered education. Cornerstone does the same, and both of these schools offer Christian ministry degrees. They also have popular programs for intercultural studies at their Cook School specially dedicated to intercultural studies. The goal of their program is to prepare students to live, communicate, and “work effectively in culturally diverse contexts”. The program consists of certifications, various Maters and Ph.D. level degrees. Unfortunately though, it appears the only online course they offer is a M.A. in TESOL. Read more…
Most modern scientists agree that birds have not evolved from dinosaurs, they are dinosaurs. This is one of them, a common house sparrow.
Let me rephrase this for you – a common house sparrow is a dinosaur.
Birds are thus considered by most modern scientists to be dinosaurs and dinosaurs are, therefore, not extinct. Birds are classified by most paleontologists as belonging to the subgroup Maniraptora, which are coelurosaurs, which are theropods, which are saurischians, which are dinosaurs.
Drinking norms in Britain: you are at low risk from drinking if you drink 2 pints of beer (1.1 L) every day, as long as your weekends are alcohol-free. Found this brochure in a local hospital and could not believe my eyes.
Apparently, a lot of colleges in the United States have fraternity and sorority groups. These organisations are basically support groups – sisterhoods and brotherhoods of students founded on the ideals of scholarship, community service, leadership and life-long friendship. The groups are identified by Greek letters and have unusual names, such as Alpha Epsilon Pi, Kappa Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha, to name a few.
This stuff is taken seriously. Members have their own glossary of terms, initiation rituals and secrecy. There is even an online shop that sells Greek gear for the most popular fraternities and sororities.