Live the Time – Happy New Year!!!

Dear friends and readers / Prezados amigos e leitores, English We would like to wish you a wondeful 2018. Our gift is the video ‘Live the Time’, filmed by Neil Bronhall, cameraman / photographer awarded with an Emmy for camera work on the BBC Sir David Attenborough ‘The Private Life of Plants’ series’. Neil was fascinated… Read More

Gestão Estratégica de Aprendizado de Idiomas – Foreign Language Acquisition Strategic Management

Gestão estratégica em idiomas é ainda um conceito desconhecido por muitos RHs. Para começar, não tem NADA a ver com aulas. A BIRD GEI é uma empresa de consultoria e não uma escola de idiomas. Gestão estratégica se refere ás técnicas de gestão, avaliação e ao conjunto de ferramentas respectivas concebidas para ajudar empresas na… Read More

The cost of higher education at the world’s top universities

Higher education received abroad has always been a widely recognized standard, and students from all over the world are dreaming about it. These are the current costs (end of 2016) of studying (for international students) at the world’s top universities:  

Pun Intended Part III

The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use and abuse of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or metaphorical language. A pun differs from a malapropism in that a malapropism uses an incorrect expression that alludes to another (usually… Read More