Catch them young: developing young Yemeni learners into proficient bilinguals

Published on 13 March 2017 by Dr. Ramakanta Sahu

There is an ardent need of an efficient link language, which can undeniably be English. The network of education in the fitness of things, produce young men and women who are proficient in at least two languages - Arabic and English so as not to be handicapped by the lack of knowledge of an appropriate medium of communication while working in these fields.

The caged bird

Published on 25 February 2017 by Dr. Shafiqa Anwar Fakir

There was an obvious uneasiness in her manner that her mother and sisters noticed, but which escaped her father. He sat swallowing the fish with an exceptional appetite. And, Zeinab kept struggling with the feeling of blurting out the words that surged within her—no matter what I would not marry my cousin.

An SMS from an exiled woman

Published on 25 February 2017 by Salwa Yehia Aleryani

She sat down looking around like a cat in a cage. After two or three minutes the young gentleman stood at the door and announced her name. He looked so proud to mention her name, as if her name would touch him with a blessing. She stood up and left the room. A waterfall of gossip rushed down from all directions.

Layman's guide to the art of public speaking

Published on 23 February 2017 by Dr. Ramakanta Sahu

The principles of public speaking are very similar to those of social interaction, such as conversation. If we are able to carry on conversation with a friend or a few others with ease and confidence, we can easily learn to speak before an audience because public speaking is no more than conversation with a relatively large group of listeners.

Tawahi district in 1959 (Photo:

The different faces of Yemen – past and present

Published on 22 February 2017 by Samira Ali BinDaair

I saw images of aborted childhood in the fishing villages of Fukum, Bureika, Hodeida, which broke my heart and made me feel like a fool preaching armchair philosophy about going back to school within the backdrop of grinding poverty and the struggle for survival.

Arabic Words and the love-idiom of Hindi film lyrics

Published on 21 February 2017 by K. M. Tiwary

Language is the most readily available medium of expression which can give voice to love delicately and subtly, with fidelity and freshness. But then the language of love must bee as privy to the heart as is the emotion of love; it must be alive with the passionate vigor peculiar to love. Thus there must be a symbiosis between the heart and the language that peaks its private feelings.


Improving English language competencies of Yemeni learners

Published on 20 February 2017 by Dr. Ramakanta Sahu

In terms of the targeted learning outcome, the FL curriculum should ideally ensure that an average leaner, by the end of the period of his academic training, displays as his terminal behavior, an adequate command of 'what' to say, 'whom', 'when' and 'how' in the target language (TL).

In most other countries, including the developed ones, female children are brought up in such a way that they grow weak, meek, submissive and domesticated, based on the belief that biology is destiny. (Photo: Bushara answers teacher's questions at Al Mostaqbel School in Hays, Hodeidah governorate.  Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam)

Genderism in society, schools and colleges

Published on 18 February 2017 by Dr .M.N.K. Bose

In most other countries, including the developed ones, female children are brought up in such a way that they grow weak, meek, submissive and domesticated, based on the belief that biology is destiny. This belief is instilled in girls through socialization practices such as male chauvinism and institutional sexism in male-dominated institutions such as schools, colleges and work places.

Meissen and Dresden classy and prim and proper porcelain teapot

This article has photo galleryL’affaire teapot

Published on 16 February 2017 by Amrita Satapathy

Apart from being the mundane apparatus for pouring tea into a cup, teapots ooze a sense of style and are extremely classy much like a Victorian dame. They can be used for haute décor, as collectorsʼ item, as a centerpiece, as childʼs play thing and anything else that your wild imagination can convert them into.


Published on 19 March 2012 by Rame Sharaf