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Christmas Spirit

Christmas is an important time of the year for retailers, and that is reflected in Christmas TV advertisements. A modern Christmas tradition in Britain is the John Lewis & Partners Christmas advertisement campaign. Every year since 2007 the company has produced a Christmas campaign where… Read More

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Teaching intercultural competence

Globalization and cultural diversity make communicating appropriately with people of different backgrounds a much-desired skill. Openness, curiosity and respect towards alternative ways of thinking should be key values that pervade our education system. As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says: “The consequence of the single story is… Read More

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Why the poppy?

Take the time to pay tribute to the bravery of those who fought in the wars by reading the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Download In Flandern Fields Further reading: Why do people wear poppies?   In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row… Read More

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Save the date!

Our annual seminar for English teachers will take place on 4 May in Oslo. Stay tuned for the programme and registration, but save the date! What: Free seminar for English teachers in VGS When: 4 May 2018 Where: Gyldendalhuset, Oslo “I was born in London but I no… Read More

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Dirty Money: Panama Papers

Tax avoidance – a multibillion-dollar industry Since the late 1980s, several multinational companies have been criticized for avoiding taxes by jumping through different European tax loopholes. A system called the “double Irish”, for instance, has made this possible. This is how Apple has used and… Read More

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The programme is complete

The programme for Gyldendal’s London seminar for teachers of International English is complete. See what awaits 50 lucky participants here: Welcome to London Wish you were going? We bring a part of London to Gyldendalhuset 12 May. Read more about the Oslo seminar here.