Help, sarcasm not understood!

Having spent the past twenty minutes waiting for someone at Leith police station to pick up a telephone I have decided to abandon the idea and try e-mailing you instead. Perhaps you would be so kind as to pass this message on to your colleagues in Leith by means of smoke signal, carrier pigeon or… Read More

20 astonishing holiday complaints

Presented to you, for your entertainment and pleasure – 20 of the most outrageous, ridiculous and stupid travel complaints made to tour operators. A recent survey from Thomas Cook and ABTA reveals 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by holiday-makers made to their travel agent. 1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure… Read More

Origin of Black Friday

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November), often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened very early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many… Read More

BIRD GEI: Pesquisa de Proficiência em Inglês no Brasil – 2014

A BIRD GEI | Consultoria e Gestão de Idiomas está divulgando a 10ª Pesquisa de Produtividade no Aprendizado de Idiomas no Brasil. Acompanhamos anualmente o desempenho, indicadores e resultados de aproximadamente 4.000 funcionários patrocinados pelas mais diversas empresas, mapeando e quantificando o aproveitamento e a produtividade dos alunos. Na pesquisa atual, que abrange o ano de 2014,… Read More

Research reveals panorama of English language acquisition in Brazil in 2014

BIRD GEI | Consultoria e Gestão de Idiomas is releasing its 10th Productivity Research in Language Acquisition in the Brazilian market. We follow the annual performance indicators and test results of approximately 4.000 employees sponsored by several companies, mapping and quantifying the progress and productivity of students. In the current research, which covers results from 2014,… Read More