TOMORROW’S GET-TOGETHER IN ENGLISH ON SKYPE FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE PLANET

Dear friend of the Blog,

This is just a little reminder about an informal get-together on Sun 12th over Skype, details anounced on the previous post. This will be in English, little after Sunday dinner.

Look forward to sharing some thoughts with some of you. 

 

 
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A SHORT REMINDER OF THE GET -TOGETHER TODAY IN SPANISH ON SKYPE

Dear friend of the Blog,

This is just a little reminder about an informal get-together today over Skype, details anounced on the previous post. Today this will be in Spanish, just after breakfast of most of you readers, and tomorrow in English, little after Sunday dinner.

Look forward to sharing some thoughts with some of you. ‘Tis an important day ’cause my mother departed yesterday towards the House of the Father. She gave me my life. Now she has found her Life for ever more.

Have an ace of a day!

 

JOIN ME IN A GET-TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND OVER SKYPE – SÁBADO EN ESPAÑOL AND SUN IN ENGLISH

My dear friend, 

why not join me in an informal Get-together on Skype for about 30 to 40 minutes this Saturday 11/JAN in Spanish at 4 PM (GMT+1 – Madrid Time/ 10 AM NYT – New York Time) and Sunday 12/JAN in English at 10 AM (GMT+1 – Madrid Time/ 01 PM MSK – Moscow Standard Time) ?

You may as well send me an email to jordipicazosalomo@gmail.com and book (optional – Skype takes only 6/7 people in optimum conditions) to join me for a Get-together. Minimum level required B1 European Framework for Languages or Intermediate Level. 

 You just go and appear on Skype and contact me at “jordi.picazo“. We can create an informal group to share ideas and experiences.

 This is the best way to learn a language: speak it. Once you have studied it, it is time to just speak it and give it a boost.

 I’d love to get to know some of you that read the Blog from all over the world, regardless of whether your native language is the target language in the get-together or you want to practice it. We may as well start talking about the posts you most liked in here.

 

Deal? Go for it. I’ll be here waiting for you to join.

 Greetings from the Cyberspace.

 Jordi

 

INDIA – Those who speak English fluently earn up to 34% more than others

Those who speak English fluently earn up to 34% more than others

According to the report, only 20% of Indian population can speak in English, and only 4% would be considered fluent, in the language.
NEW DELHI: Those who speak English fluently earn up to 34% more than those who don’t speak the language, a recent report has found, confirming the link between an education in English and the scope of employment opportunities

But given the constraints of cost and access, the number of those studying in English medium is yet to pick up. Less than 25% of students of higher education are studying in English medium in the north central region of India, including Bihar and UP, compared to around 75% in south India.

Higher education in Indian languages costs between Rs 1,200 and Rs 3, 000 a year, while English medium costs 6-8 times more, between Rs 8,000 and 15,000 a year. But the investment is seen as worthwhile since education in English is likely to to yield higher wages, says the report authored by Dr Abusaleh Shariff of the Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy, New Delhi and Amit Sharma, research analyst with the National Council for Applied Economic Research.

“Men who speak English fluently earn wages about 34% higher and men who speak a little English earn wages about 13% higher than those who don’t speak any English,” the report said.

According to the report, only 20% of the Indian population can speak in English, and only 4% would be considered fluent. Where one lives is a key determinant in accessing English medium education, it found.

Politicians who don’t like English are captains of a sinking ship. Higher education in English helps us get better integrated into the globalized organized sector and labour market. Those without access to higher education in English are being left out,” Dr Shariff told TOI.