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Arabic is the hardest language to learn

Study By 11 January, 2021 No Comments

Arabic is the hardest language to learn, with learners giving up less than halfway through. Those trying their hand at Hindi also give up quickly – the average amount learned is just over half (51.9%). Meanwhile, Dutch language learners are least likely to give up – on average 89.7% of the way through their course. 42% of learners claim they gave up due to lack of motivation, with difficulty a close second (31%). English is the global language of business, yet it places in 18th with only 59.6% completion on average. The unique alphabets, omitted vowels, and unusual writing style can make Arabic incredibly difficult to learn, with TheKnowledgeAcademy finding that learners are likely to give up just 42.3% of the way through their course on average.

English Skills for Journalists in 3 steps

Study By 21 December, 2020 No Comments

By Pete Pozner, MA applied linguistics, Delta

As a journalist you might feel that you spend far too much time trying to improve your English. What’s more, you’re not at all satisfied with the results. Firstly, you still have trouble getting the right style as well as problems using communicative language when you write articles. Also, you have issues with your pronunciation and accent, which at times may make it difficult for your sources and colleagues to understand you easily. Another difficulty you have is finding the right words to express yourself when, for example, you interview people.

Challenge your destiny

Study By 26 August, 2020 No Comments

The Hospitality Challenge in collaboration with Sommet Education  is a global call aiming to receive projects that can help hospitality sector reboot. This competition is designed to identify ideas and individuals capable of accelerating recovery while promoting inclusivity and sustainability in the sector to invent the hospitality of tomorrow. The 30 finalists will be eligible for full scholarships in 15 different programmes in Hospitality, Culinary and Pastry Arts Management, (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs) offered in the world-class academic institutions of Sommet Education: Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland and London, Les Roches Crans-Montana in Switzerland, Les Roches Marbella in Spain and École Ducasse in France. Among the 30 winners, the top three most innovative entrepreneurial projects will be granted funding to support their initial development by Eurazeo, leading global investment group from which Sommet Education is a portfolio Company.