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  • English language educators from across Kolkata met at the American Center for the first facilitated session of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Paths to Success in English Language Teaching’. Integration and motivation are key catalysts in the journey from ordinary to extraordinary! Characteristics of the teacher, the learner, the setting, and the relevant native languages must be woven effectively to create the right tapestry!  

  • The U.S. State Department’s English Access Micro Scholarship program is all set to change the lives of the children at the Samaritan Mission School in Tikiapara, Howrah. Bright smiles and curious eyes greeted Consul General Helen LaFave on her first visit.  

  • Director of the U.S. based Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, Dr. Jennifer Turner, was in Kolkata today to offer her insights into the inextricable links between water, energy and food. She presented her findings to research scholars and professors at IIM-Kolkata and to business leaders and policy experts at the Indian Chamber of Commerce’s Environment Forum. Everyone agreed that countries have to learn from each other if they are trying to meet their future energy needs.  

  • The convergence of digital media and technology will only accelerate as mobile devices continue to proliferate. We peered into the future of the online space when Consul General Helen LaFave hosted a group of digital media journalists and bloggers over tea at her residence  

  • Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director of the China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center was in Guwahati today and interacted with a diverse group of research scholars, professors, policy experts, green activists and environmental journalists at IIT, Aarnayak and the American Corner. Her discussions focused on water, energy and food confrontations in the United States, China and India.  

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