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Who wants to be a billionaire? I do!

The University of Mumbai is not the first university that springs to mind when you consider the top universities world-wide, yet, in terms of producing the highest number of billionaires, this university ranks number 9 in the league table.

According to a global census of dollar billionaires, which studied the wealth and background of more than 2,300 of them, they are much more likely to be graduates, with a quarter having postgraduate degrees and more than one in 10 having a doctorate.

To find out the name of the university which produces the most billionaires, check out this article below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29786836

Is there any point in using course books in EFL lessons?

At Interlanguage, we very rarely use EFL course books, for several reasons:

The content can be very ‘dry’ i.e. dull and factual.
The content doesn’t reflect ‘real-life’ situations, therefore, they feature situations, dialogue and speaking expressions/phrases which native English speakers, just do not say. When was the last time you said ‘The dog went up the hill yesterday’ to demonstrate the past simple tense?
There is far too much focus on grammar, and not on the other, more essential skills, namely, spoken fluency.

The success of Codecademy

In case you needed more proof of how important education is, read this article about Zach Sims and his company Codecademy, which enables users to learn six popular programming languages, via a simple interface, for free, and now has 26 million students!