Each year, many international students come to China to obtain university degrees. In this article, Tausif Ali, a PhD Student at Hohai University, highlights some of the key factors behind his decision to study in China by citing some facts and figures.
As countries report on the growing disengagement of students, bringing students into the educational process becomes a focus of attention for policy-makers and educators. What is student engagement, why are students disengaged, and how can we engage the disengaged?
Perhaps everybody who ever studied a foreign language remembers the impersonal dialogues and phrases many textbooks still contain. But did it ever occur to you to do something about it? Well, please note that somebody has actually done something to remedy the situation. We at YT have the pleasure to introduce you two young high school students, Jakub Jan Fiala and Ondřej Kočan, who, not being satisfied with the quality of their English textbooks at their high school, took a decision two years ago to create their own book. What was their journey, and where does the Improve Yourself English student’s book stand today? Scroll down and find out the answer to this and many more questions.
Since colleges and universities can be expensive and can take too much time, many people would rather choose online courses for popular occupations such as IT or marketing. Many of these online students find jobs soon they finish their courses. Even if online courses often can’t be compared with college and university degrees, still many people choose to get any knowledge they can via the internet rather than no knowledge at all.
It is obvious by now that the Age of the Millennials has begun. The largest generation ever recorded in human history is expected to take over the global consumer market in the years just ahead. Asian Millennials currently represent 45 percent of the overall population of that region, and by 2020 it is expected that 60 percent of all Millennials will live in Asia. Having in mind that this region is one of the most important economic centers in the world, how will this generational shift affect the global market, and will Asian companies continue to grow or will the unusual lifestyle that Millennials promote have a negative impact on Asia’s development?
Probably you have heard about the so-called East Asian “tiger moms”, who push their children, make them pursue their goals, and don’t recognize “I can’t” as a valid response. In the case of South Korea, the system is not warm-and-fuzzy when it comes to education, as is the case in more flexible Finland, with whom this tiger country shares the top spot. There is certainly no universal educational system which works for every culture and mentality. However, thanks to PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results we can observe that these two diametrically opposite systems have something in common: persistence and hard work, which got them both out of potential crises.
This past August I was on a journey from Prague to Vienna, and I learned a valuable lesson in life that I have tried to implement time and again since: “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
If you want to learn a new language, the Internet is full of web sites to get you started. Websites, apps, and online study communities are great assets for language learning, but there are so many options that it is hard to tell what really works and what does not.
I like old masters, I like the way they have guided me through life, educating me through their words just as my family, friends, and teachers have done. One more of them, along with da Vinci, is in the back of my head as I write these words, and it's St. Bernard, who said that "you will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters". What is the moral of that for education?
We have all read articles about how students can get the most out of high school, and we know how parents can help their kids get through this problematic period. But what today’s teachers do to survive high school?