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"The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream "

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  • Topic of this Week: "RAISING CHILDREN IN THE 4.0 ERA (Novemver 28, 2021)"

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    The online discussion will start at 3.00pm and close at 5.00pm on the same day.
    It is obvious that the Internet and social media have become a part of 4.0 technologies. In a survey of 2019 by the Management Development Institute (MSD) and Save the Children in Vietnam, 66.1% of children had access to an Internet-connected device of which 43,4% had an average use of 1-3 hours per day.
    There is no denying that smart devices have brought plenty of benefits in our daily life. Smartphones or tablets are considered as crucial tools for parents in feeding children, teaching and entertaining them. However, many people are concerning the impact of 4.0 technology on children’s lives. Without smartphones, children will not eat and keep crying. The question is that “Do parents need to have the courage to put their phone down or learn to live with technology especially in educating your children?
    Questions to ponder:
    How long do you let your children/ cousins/ nieces use social media? Why do you let them use media?
    What are the pros and cons of allowing children to approach the Internet at a very young age?
    In your opinion, at which ages can children use mobile phones? Can you share some tips to raise children effectively in the 4.0 era?
    Case 1: You are so busy with an urgent task but your child is crying, what will you do, will you give him/her a mobile phone/TV or do something else?
    Case 2: Anytime you do not pay attention, your child will take your phone to play games or watch YouTube, etc. what will you do?
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    English speaking company

    (02:06:24 AM 21/03/2014)

    Working at an English-speaking company is easier than you think!


    November 19, 2012


    Do you ever wonder what it would be like to work in a company where everyone spoke English? Do you imagine that you'd need to reach a really high level of English fluency to do that?

    The truth is, you're probably closer than you think!

    This week, I was talking with a friend who started a new job. She's not a native English speaker, but all of her new coworkers are. Naturally my friend was concerned about what her new coworkers think of her English ability. Although she's been living in the U.S. for years, she was still worried about whether her English was "good enough".

    My friend's English is totally "good enough". And yours might be too.

    Native English speakers, especially ones in big cities, are used to speaking with foreigners. In every job I've ever had, there have been several non-native English speakers. I've worked with foreign teachers, IT analysts, accountants, salespeople, designers, office managers, and even writers.

    They have accents, and sometimes their spelling isn't perfect. But no one pays much attention to those things. We just treat non-English-native colleagues the same way as everyone else. If there are communcation problems, we may get annoyed but we'll get over it quickly. Never have I heard of someone getting fired because their English ability wasn't high enough.

    You'll also be surprised to find out how much of the language at work is specific to the job. Most jobs really have a language of their own (which we call "jargon"). This is something that native English speakers have to learn just like you do. The amount of jargon you have to learn is usually small. Once you learn it, you'll probably be able to talk about 90% of your job with just as much fluency as anyone else.

    So if you're interested in working for an American, British, or other English-based company, I say go for it! Don't wait. Make sure that your resumé is well-written and practice a lot for your interview. But don't screen yourself out because you're worried about your English ability.

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