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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Học viết tiếng Anh online

Vô vàn trên mạng các bạn nhé :), shared via The Mind Unleashed.

Open Yale Courses (English) – Open Yale Courses provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the internet.

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students – These guidelines for engineering writing and scientific writing are designed to help students communicate their technical work.

MIT Writing and Humanistic Studies – The MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies gives students the opportunity to learn the techniques, forms, and traditions of several kinds of writing, from basic expository prose to more advanced forms of non-fictional prose, fiction and poetry, science writing, scientific and technical communication and digital media.

Merriam-Webster Online – In this digital age, your ability to communicate with written English is paramount skill. And is the perfect resource to improve your English now.

National Novel Writing Month – Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Lifewriting – A complete text of the 9-week writing class a professor taught for years at UCLA.

Guide to Grammar and Writing – Grammar and writing techniques, lessons and quizzes.

Purdue Online Writing Lab – Over 200 free resources including lessons on: writing, research, grammar, and style guides.

BBC Languages – Teach yourself a new spoken language online.

Livemocha – Start learning a new language online for free.

Learn10 – Gives you a language learning habit that’s hard to kick. 10 new words; everywhere, every day.

One Minute Languages – Learn a new language via podcasts that are updated regularly.

Mango Languages – Over 100 lessons, shown to you in PowerPoint style with interstitial quizzes, to move you through any language without cracking a book.

Các khóa học quản trị kinh doanh ngắn hạn

Vô vàn trên mạng các bạn nhé :) shared via The Mind Unleashed.

MIT Sloan School of Management – MIT Sloan is a world-class business school long renowned for thought leadership and the ability to successfully partner theory and practice.  This is a subsection of the larger MIT OpenCourseWare site.

Investopedia Financial Investing Tutorials – A plethora of detailed lessons on money management and investing.

U.S. Small Business Administration Training Network – The Small Business Administration has one of the best selections of business courses on the web. Topics include everything from starting a business and business management to government contracting and international trade. Most courses take only 30 minutes to complete.

VideoLectures.NET (Business) – A free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

My Own Business, Inc. – Offers a free online business administration course that would be beneficial to new managers and to anyone who is interested in starting a business. This comprehensive course is split up into 16 sessions covering topics like business plans, accounting, marketing, insurance, e-commerce and international trade.

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare (Business) – Rapidly with the addition of nearly 10 new courses every month. Many of our OCW offerings are directed at working adults seeking continuing education, with the option to enroll in instructor-led, for-credit courses, related to the OCW content.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania – The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania’s Small Business Development Center offers more than 80 free business courses online. Kutztown’s courses are individualized and self-paced. Many of the courses feature high-end graphics, interactive case studies and audio streams.

Boston College Front Row (Business) – Boston College Front Row is a Web site that offers free access through streaming media to tapes of cultural and scholarly events at Boston College.

Financial Management Training Center – The Financial Management Training Center provides several free downloadable business courses for people who need to learn the finer points of financial management. All courses offered can be taken online; courses include full exams as well as evaluation forms for people seeking Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

The Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA – Free Management Library’s Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA Program is an especially great resource for students wishing to learn more about nonprofit management, but most of the lessons also apply to general business management. Completion of this program will not result in an MBA degree, but enrollment is free and the material is well structured.

Bookboon Free Business e-books – Hundreds of free business books online in PDF format.

TheStreet University – If you’re just starting out as a stock and bond investor or need a refresher’s course, this is the place to learn what you need to know.

"Throw in the towel" nghĩa là gì?

Ném cái khăn xuống giường, thành con voi :) Photo courtesy Leonora Enking.

'Throw in the towel' có từ throw là ném hay vứt một cái gì xuống đất, và towel là cái khăn. Thành ngữ này xuất xứ từ giới đấu quyền Anh. Khi thấy một võ sĩ rõ ràng sắp thua, huấn luyện viên của anh ta sẽ ném cái khăn xuống đất để chấp nhận là anh ta bị đánh bại (= throw in the sponge; toss in the sponge, throw up one's hands, Việt Nam -> tung khăn trắng, giơ tay hàng).

Ví dụ
When John could stand no more of Mary's bad temper, he threw in the towel and left.
Don't give up now! It's too soon to throw in the sponge.
The union was forced to throw in the towel and settle their bitter dispute with the company.
For example, some station owners, particularly those with few properties, might throw in the towel if profit margins continue to decline.
And Martha Burk, who heads the 6 million-member NCWO, isn't about to throw in the towel on this high-stakes game.

I thought General Jones would make a good candidate (ứng cử viên). But after a long campaign and poor election results he threw in the towel (chấp nhận thất bại). His political career is over.

Mary is sick of (quá chán ngấy) everything in the house smelling like cigars. It’s in the furniture (bàn ghế) and in her clothes. She wants her husband to smoke (hút thuốc) outside but he says it’s his house too and he refuses to throw in the towel (không chịu thua).

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