Paesi, Persone e Aziende con un più alto livello di Inglese sono più Innovativi

Paesi, Persone e Aziende con un più alto livello di Inglese sono più Innovativi

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Il processo di innovazione non è semplicemente collegato a persone con profili particolarmente brillanti, dotati  di grandi skills tecnologiche e digitali, ma soprattutto alla capacità degli individui di creare connessioni con altri, e quindi di avere accesso al network di informazioni globale dove si trovano le competenze più rilevanti, diverse ed innovative.

Un’elevata conoscenza dell’Inglese consente di avere questo accesso aperto alle informazioni e di potersi relazionare con le persone che le posseggono e le sviluppano,  l’Inglese diviene così un catalizzatore primario di un processo che si può definire di CROSS-FERTILIZATION

Come MALTAway abbiamo identificato, selezionato e costruito una risposta alle necessità di formazione linguistica per Persone, Famiglie, Studenti, Executives, managers e dipendenti delle aziende davvero attrattiva e competitiva sia rispetto ai corsi offerti in UK sia a quelli presso le scuole di moltissime città italiane.

Maltaway offre la possibilità di organizzare corsi di Inglese a Malta in un contesto che coniuga la professionalità delle scuole e la competenza dei docenti, un ambiente internazionale, prezzi competitivi con momenti di svago in un luogo di cultura, natura e mare……INGLESE con MALTAWAY 

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is one of the world’s most successful Internet entrepreneurs. But Ma has never written a line of code. He did not train as an engineer. Instead, Ma studied English in college, and worked as an English teacher and translator before diving into entrepreneurship.
That doesn’t surprise me. Ma’s bilingualism helped him work effectively across cultures and borders, and to pick up on global trends that gave him a critical edge in the 1990s as the Internet arrived in China.
When we think of innovation, we tend to think of smart, technically trained people sitting in a room coming up with game-changing ideas.

But innovation is just as much a function of connections—of a person’s or team’s ability to access global information networks and work alongside others with relevant skills.
In a global economy, English facilitates those connections.

When a country has strong English abilities, its innovation sector can better pull from the global pool of talent and ideas. And we now have data that illustrates the close relationship between innovation and English proficiency worldwide.
For the past five years we have producedthe EF English Proficiency Index, an analysis of the state of global English proficiency. Working from this data, we’ve detailed the link between a country’s English proficiency and its economic strength, and examined how companies with a common working language are better equipped to cooperate and innovate.
In our most recent report, we’ve applied that analytical lens to national metrics of innovation. We took the English proficiency scores for 70 countries, representing a sample set of nearly 1 million English language learners, and ran them against more than 800 World Development Indicators, finding high correlations between English ability and key indicators of innovation. In particular:
Countries with high English proficiency spend a significantly larger share of their GDP on research and development than those with lower English skills. Countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Slovenia have some of the world’s strongest English skills—and some of the highest investment in R&D.
These high proficiency countries also tend to have more researchers and technicians per capita.
Additionally, there’s a close correlation between a country’s English proficiency and its high-technology exports, such as computers and scientific instruments.
We see a similar pattern when we run the English proficiency scores against the 2015Global Innovation Index. The GII pulls together a number of innovation metrics and condenses them into a single score.
Of course, correlation does not equal causation. It’s important to remember that English proficiency and metrics of innovation are both correlated with other measurements of economic and social strength, such as the Human Development Index.
Still, there are some clear reasons why countries with strong English proficiency tend to thrive in the innovation sector. English skills allow innovators to read primary scientific research, form international collaborations, bring in talent from overseas, and participate in conferences. English proficiency expands the number of possible connections innovators can make with the ideas and people they need to generate original work.
It’s worth looking at some outliers in this dataset, including countries with low English proficiency but strong innovation metrics, such as China, and countries with high English proficiency but poor innovation indicators, such as Poland.
Even with strong support for R&D, low English proficiency can hamper the development of a country’s innovation sector. In China, for example, R&D expenditures are high, and the volume of published research is large. But those publications are cited much less frequentlythan original research from other countries, indicating that China is poorly integrated into the global research community.
Japan and South Korea are in a similar position. Both countries have strong metrics of innovation, with higher relative R&D expenditures, and more technicians and researchers per capita, than China. But both fall in the moderate English proficiency band of the EPI, below other countries with comparable innovation scores.
Poland, another outlier, has the opposite problem. In the past twenty years, Poland has overhauled its public education system. Today, it has one of the highest English proficiency scores in the world. But Poland has done little to promote innovation in its economy, and it has fallen behind OECD averages on nearly all metrics of innovation, including R&D expenditure, venture capital spending, and international co-authorship on research.
Recently, the Polish government allocated €10 billion of EU funding to stimulate private sector research and innovation. Combined with the country’s strong English skills, this kind of investment is well positioned to boost the country’s innovation economy.
As these outliers illustrate, English proficiency alone is not enough to drive innovation. But high expenditures on research-and-development aren’t enough, either, without the necessary tools for collaboration and cross-cultural pollination.
When they want to boost innovation, leaders and policymakers typically focus on STEM education. Investment in STEM makes a lot of sense. But there needs to be more. Our data suggests that, along with funding for research and STEM classes, leaders need to keep an eye on English skills too.
That same lesson applies for the leaders of global businesses. Boosting innovation isn’t just a matter of increasing the R&D budget. It’s also about facilitating cooperation across the company. For business leaders, that means:
Identifying and eliminating language and cultural barriers that could hinder innovation. Companies have to ensure that researchers and innovators have access to international publications, conferences, and other global networks of ideas.
Providing language training to top researchers and innovators whose English is not yet proficient so that they can consume and disseminate great ideas.
Emphasizing the importance of language and communication skills when hiring and promoting researchers and innovators.
After all, good innovators are also good communicators. Just ask Jack Ma, the English-teacher-turned-tech-magnate: for innovation in the 21st century, English is key.

https://hbr.org/2015/11/countries-with-high-english-proficiency-are-more-innovative

Eurostat costo della vita in Europa: Svizzera 154, Italia 102, Malta 83

Eurostat costo della vita in Europa: Svizzera 154, Italia 102, Malta 83

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MALTAway è un portale che nasce con una visione olistica di servizi integrati rivolti al mondo Business, Finance, HNWIs e consumers

MALTA è la nuova Svizzera e il meglio del Nord Europa in mezzo al Mediterraneo, il posto migliore per il successo e la protezione tua, della tua famiglia, del tuo business, del tuo patrimonio, per divenire insieme a te la SINGAPORE del Mediterraneo

This article presents the most recent analysis of price levels for consumer goods and services in the European Union (EU), focusing on price level indices (PLIs), which provide a comparison of countries’ price levels relative to the EU average and are calculated using purchasing power parities.

In 2014, price levels for consumer goods and services differed widely across Europe. The highest price level among EU Member States was observed in Denmark, 38% above the EU average, while in Bulgaria the price level was 48% below the EU average.

An understanding of the differences in price levels is important in the comparison of economic data, such as gross domestic product (GDP), because higher relative prices could make an economy look healthier than it really is. Observing price level differences is also important in the analysis of the development of the EU’s single market for goods and services.

The results are based on price surveys covering more than 2400 consumer goods and services and conducted across 37 European countries, being part of the EurostatOECD Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) program. The group of participating countries includes the 28 EU Member States, three EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), five candidate countries (Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Turkey) as well as one potential candidate (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Oltre ad una immediata utilità personale, nel caso di debba scegliere un paese dove fare una vacanza, investire, lavorare o trasferirsi per vivere, la comprensione delle differenze dei livelli di prezzo è anche utile nella comparazione dei dati macro-economici come il PIL (Prodotto Interno Lordo), in quanto livelli dei prezzi comparativamente più alti possono far sembrare l’economia di un paese in miglior salute di quanto lo sia in realtà.

Eurostat ha utilizzato i prezzi di 2.400 beni di consumo e servizi in 37 nazioni europee; questi dati si vanno ad aggiungere a quelli che MALTAWAY fornisce aggiornati dal portale NUMBEO.

Queste comprendono 28 nazioni dell’unione europea oltre a Islanda, Norvegia, Svizzera, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Turchia e Bosnia Erzegovina.

Nel 2014 i prezzi all’interno dell’Europa divergevano parecchio.

I prezzi più alti all’interno dell’Unione Europea sono stati osservati in Danimarca (38% più alti rispetto alla media dell’Unione) mentre i prezzi in Bulgaria erano del 48% più bassi rispetto alla media dell’Unione Europea.

Ecco la classifica utilizzando le ventotto nazioni dell’Unione Europea come indice di riferimento (100).

  • Svizzera 154
  • Norvegia 148
  • Danimarca 138
  • Svezia 125
  • Finlandia 123
  • Regno Unito 122
  • Irlanda 121
  • Lussemburgo 120
  • Islanda 117
  • Paesi Bassi 111
  • Belgio 109
  • Francia 108
  • Austria 107
  • Italia 102
  • Germania 102
  • Spagna 93
  • Cipro 80
  • Grecia 86
  • Slovenia 83
  • Malta 83
  • Portogallo 81
  • Estonia 79
  • Lettonia 72
  • Slovacchia 69
  • Croazia 67
  • Repubblica ceca 64
  • Lituania 64
  • Turchia 61
  • Ungheria 57
  • Montenegro 57
  • Polonia 56
  • Romania 54
  • Serbia 53
  • Bosnia Erzegovina 53
  • Albania 50
  • Bulgaria 48
  • Macedonia 47

nell’articolo di Eurostat trovate i dettagli per ogni singola categoria di spesa/consumo

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Comparative_price_levels_of_consumer_goods_and_services

Malta in tre giorni…una piacevole sfida contro il tempo.Motorino, pinne e maschera per vivere in pieno l’arcipelago maltese.

Malta in tre giorni…una piacevole sfida contro il tempo.Motorino, pinne e maschera per vivere in pieno l’arcipelago maltese.

”Partito per Malta con poche idee confuse per la testa mi sono ritrovato a dover elaborare, con l’aiuto di amici residenti in loco, un piano per sfruttare al massimo il poco tempo a disposizione e l’enorme varietà di attività e luoghi che questo piccolo stato nel bel mezzo del Mediterraneo offre.

motorinomare

Il primo passo è armarsi dei mezzi necessari per vivere in pieno stile maltese l’isola: motorino, pinne e maschera. Infatti le baie, i fondali e la ricchezza della fauna marina merita di essere vissuta, anche dai meno esperti come il sottoscritto.

Nuotare a Malta è come fare un tuffo in un gigantesco acquariofruibile anche dai meno esperti, quindi un’ottima location per avvicinarsi ad attività quali lo snorkeling, le immersioni, il diving, la pesca subacquea (Considerate che io non avevo mai indossato maschera e pinne prima d’ora!!).

Snorkeling in the Caribbean

L’isola di Malta e la vicina Gozo sono palcoscenici stupendi con panorami rinomati come l’Azure window ed altri più celati da scoprire.

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Vi è inoltre la possibilità di vivere il mare in pieno relax sulle spiagge disseminate a nord, tra spiagge caraibiche e spiagge rosa se ne trovano per tutti i gusti.amamalta_marecomino

Nella fugace visita ho avuto modo di apprezzare anche il lato storico ed architettonico che l’arcipelago offre con gli scorci dellastorica Valletta o il centro del borgo di Mdina che sovrasta la parte settentrionale dell’isola maggiore.

Mdina

La vita notturna è molto variegata offrendo zone di puro deliriocon miriadi di localini e flotte di giovanissimi a modello di altre cittadine sparse nel mediterraneo e tradizionalmente meta di giovani da tutta Europa (es Lloret del mar), a fianco di centri più o meno turistici che offrono la possibilità di tranquille cene in riva al mare.

Vallettawaterfront

In conclusione posso dire che Malta rappresenta un piccolo straccio d’Inghilterra incastonato nel blu del Mediterraneo,rappresentando un pregevole mix di culture e modi di vivere che storicamente vengono visti agli antipodi. Infatti a centri abitati di stampo prettamente inglese si uniscono strutture tipiche della tradizione mediterranea per non parlare della cultura locale che unisce un sistema basato sulla semplicità e trasparenza tipico del modello anglosassone ad uno stile di vita pacifico e tranquillo da sempre emblema dell’area mediterranea.

Cabine British

Non posso che consigliare una visita suggerendo però una permanenza almeno settimanale, anche se con una buona organizzazione in tre fugaci giornate si può comunque già assaporare il clima di questo arcipelago.”

Grazie al grande Marco per aver condiviso con noi pinne e maschere per andare alla scoperta dell’isola e per aver dimostrato che con tanta voglia  si puo’, anche solo con una visita ”mordi e fuggi” (ed i nostri consigli ),  già cogliere tutti gli aspetti dell’arcipelago maltese.

Ti aspettiamo ancora a Malta con noi per scoprire tutte le altreamamalta_maltawayviaggi_tramontobellezze dell’arcipelago ….

Le 18 cose che ho imparato veleggiando a MALTA

18 Things I Learnt Sailing In Malta

Le 18 cose che ho imparato veleggiando a MALTA

18 grandi e pratici consigli da aworldtotravel

per prenotare la tua vacanza con consigli gratis e sempre utili e ai migliori prezzi web, maltaway viaggi è per te a malta e nel mondo il tuo consulente di viaggio e personal traveller

Getting ready for a sailing trip? I mean: Who wouldn’t want to sail some turquoise waters on a yacht for a week, right?

Whether you are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime or simply gathering some inspiration for upcoming adventures, have a look to these tips.

I guarantee you they will come in handy sooner or later!

 

  • PACK LIGHT, TRAVEL FAR.

A very basic rule for having fun traveling. The less you pack for a trip like this, the more free and liberated you will feel in your cabin and, therefore, the happier you will be!

 

  • SCHEDULES ARE SET BY DAYLIGHT. AND YOUR SKIPPER.

Enough said.

 

  • RESPECT EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY.

And you will feel at home. Simple.

 

  • EMBRACE OPPORTUNITIES.

If the sun is shining right now and you feel like swimming, just do it! There might be no other chances later on. Same applies for fishing. If you are into that, just set your line and wait for the fish to come your way.

 

  • PLAN YOUR SIMPLE MEALS IN ADVANCE.

The solely fact of having limited storage room for groceries or a small kitchen area shouldn’t stop your creativity. You can create the most nutritious and yummy meals with just a handful of ingredients!

 

  • KNOW YOUR LIMITS.

You might be an adrenaline junkie or the most balanced person on earth but, here is a very important thing, being seasick is also that can happen to anybody, anytime. Even seasoned skippers and experienced sailors get seasick sometimes so there are some chances it will happen to you too. What takes us to the next point.

 

  • PACK BIODRAMINA.

Chew some biodramina chicle or gum 20 minutes before departure. And carefully pack also your medicines. There is not such thing as overseas pharmacies.

 

  • MIND YOUR BELONGINGS.

Bring everything you will most likely need outside. Sunglasses, towel, swimming costume, sweater, cellphone, camera, coffee and snacks. Going up and down to grab stuff if you tend to feel seasick is not fun.

 

  • MODERATION. MODERATION. MODERATION.

Moderate your eating. And drinking. Overdoing one or both is dangerous and, therefore, unacceptable in the middle of the sea, where there is enough to take care of already without needing extra worries.

 

  • KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED.

Take enough drinkable water on board. And drink it.

 

  • GET READY FOR UNSTABLE CONDITIONS.

Such as getting wet, dealing with extreme winds, lacking mobile network, postponing your meals.. sea conditions will determine your life rhythm once again

 

  • KEEP YOUR SHIT TOGETHER.

Your cabin tidy and clean, and your gadgets safe. And this also applies for common areas like indoors and outdoors living space, kitchen and bathrooms. A boat in the water is always moving. Sometimes very smoothly, so much you could fall asleep like a baby in a berth. Some others so much that you will start wondering what are the chances of the whole thing capsizing.

 

  • SHARING IS CARING.

Pay extra care to what is needed around you and, if you can help someone, go the extra mile for that. You are sharing a limited space and you might need something tomorrow as well.

 

  • DO NOT BE THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE CLASSROOM.

Unless you are experienced in sailing, trust me, you have no idea of what you are getting into. Listen to the one who knows and is leading, the skipper is your friend! And follow the given instructions. There will be many times when you will be able to make decisions. But some others you will just have to follow orders. Safety is always first.

 

  • PRESERVE YOUR RESOURCES.

Water and electricity overall. But also food, clean clothes, energy. Plan the use of your devices in advance if possible. Once you leave the port you are unplugged. Only small devices like cellphones should be charged then using an emergency plugin. Laptops, cameras, hair dryers and more. Embrace the fact that you are experiencing something different than your average day if that is the case, and once again plan accordingly.

 

  • BE PATIENT AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED.

Accept uncertainty and lower your expectations.

 

  • DRESS THE PART.

It is very difficult to look awesome like you would in any other occasion… unless you go with the flow and accept where you are. Specially if you are a girl, choose comfortable outfits, little to no jewelry and, if you have curly hair you can also leave the straightener home. It is useless.

 

  • GET READY TO LEAVE.

Once you finally feel comfortable sailing, the sea sickness has abandon you days ago and you start thinking about actually moving to a boat, get ready to get land sickness. It does not last long, but it actually is a thing. Everything around you moves and you could feel like you are drunk. Luckily, this only last a few mins.

 

BONUS TIP!
If you are ready to give it a go, choose your destination wisely. For beginners, I’d definitely recommend Malta. This European archipelago has the perfect size to fall head over heels for sailing with all the commodities you could wish for and keeping always a short distance to the shore so you’ll be able to enjoy everything the country has to offer.

http://www.traveldudes.org/travel-tips/18-things-i-learnt-sailing-malta/64455

MALTA airport: superati i 547000 passegeri a Luglio, +7,1% rispetto a Luglio 2014

MALTA airport: superati i 547000 passegeri a Luglio, +7,1% rispetto a Luglio 2014

Il record di crescita arriva dal mercato Italiano con + 11.6% in particolare con una crescita del traffico da Linate e Catania.

UK rimangono il principale mercato di riferimento per Malta con un incremento del + 4.3%, mentre il mercato Tedesco ha fatto registrare un incremento del 4.7%

Prenota il tuo volo e poi chiedi a Maltaway viaggi un consiglio gratis e una prenotazione per avere il tuo Hotel a prezzi web o un corso di Inglese nelle migliori scuole

E se visiti Malta non perderti la guida, vale molto di più dei pochi euro richiesti per l’acquisto e se vuoi sapere il nome del ristorante dove pasteggiano le 3 ragazze in foto….sapete dove trovarci, Malta è molto vicina

 

Convention a MALTA perchè Malta è il grande business hub in mezzo al mediterraneo

Convention a MALTA perchè Malta è il grande business hub in mezzo al mediterraneo, guarda il video

 

Vieni a Malta con Maltaway viaggi, perla tua vacanza esplorativa, il tuo viaggio d’affari, la tua convention aziendale, il tuo programma incentive….. hai a disposizione il tuo business traveller e il tuo personal traveller

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MALTA super HOT mare a 30° come alle Maldive

MALTA super HOT mare a 30° come alle Maldive

Vi aspettiamo per un viaggio o per un trasferimento con maltaway

22 luglio 2015, ore 19,30, controllata temperatura dell’acqua a Sliema Torri, 20m da riva e 1m sotto la superficie:

30 gradi…..lo scorso anno la stessa temperatura del mare è stata raggiunta nella 2 settimana di Settembre