Conteúdo / Content

 Conteúdo é a nova moeda da globalização. A BIRD GEI | Consultoria e Gestão de Idiomas  é uma consultoria de gestão de programas de idiomas para empresas. Nosso objetivo é proporcionar ao RH e a todos os stakeholders soluções estratégicas e melhores práticas para que possam atingir resultados mais eficazes na capacitação em idiomas. Embora a… Read More

European Commission announces: Euro-English

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become… Read More

Queen Elizabeth II revokes independence of the United States of America

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In light of your failure to financially manage yourselves and inability to effectively govern yourselves responsibly, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.) Her… Read More

Oxford dictionary adds “twerk,” “derp,” “selfie,” “phablet,” and more voguish vocabulary

Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) is adding words that only recently came into general usage, many driven by fast-moving trends in technology and culture. Yes, “twerk” is now in the dictionary. Amongst the new words is “phablet,” a portmanteau of “phone” and “tablet” used to describe oversized smartphones. Other new words and phrases include “bitcoin,” “internet… Read More

The Sound of $45 Million

Stradivarius viola could fetch $45 million at Sotheby’s sale   The viola is often considered to be the neglected stepchild of the orchestra, stuck in between the more visible violins and cellos. Violists are sometimes referred to pejoratively as failed violinists. But in June, a 300-year-old viola will take the spotlight at a Sotheby’s sale where the… Read More

Beautiful Failures: The Best-Designed Tech That Flopped

Ask any experienced manufacturer to name the key component to a winning product, and they’ll undoubtedly reel off a string of theories, personal maxims and anecdotes. Then, if they’re even remotely honest, they’ll confess that they have no idea what they’re talking about. Some ugly and even poorly made objects go on to wild success… Read More

The Blonde Stereotype

I have always wondered about the origin of blonde jokes. All women I know, despite of their hair color, are pretty smart! So, with a little help from Wikipedia, here it is: The blonde stereotype, the stereotypical perception of blond-haired women, has two aspects. On one hand, over the history, blonde hair in women has… Read More

Inglês no Brasil: estamos na contramão da globalização?

A BIRD GEI | Consultoria e Gestão de Idiomas tem divulgado anualmente desde 2002 a pesquisa de produtividade e índice de proficiência em inglês no Brasil realizada com funcionários inscritos em cursos patrocinados integralmente ou co-patrocinados por empresas. As pesquisas servem como benchmarking do aprendizado  e permitem que nossos stakeholders façam ajustes e direcionem seus investimentos… Read More

New species of flying penguins discovered in the Antartic

BBC announced that camera crews filming near the Antarctic for its natural history series Miracles of Evolution had captured footage of Adélie penguins flying to the air. See the amazing footage of these flying penguins on the link below in Youtube. Presenter Terry Jones explains that, instead of huddling together to endure the Antarctic winter,… Read More