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What have you done right

What Have You Done Right?

Do you normally think about what you have done right and pat yourself on the back or beat yourself up for all the ‘wrong’ things that happen?
Does grumpy sometimes become your middle name?
Well….

How can we Manage Stress and Cope with our Comfort Zones

Some days it can be more difficult to go beyond the stress but that is usually when pushing the comfort zone as well.
We all get uptight and have sleepless nights, worries, doubts and feel destabilised.
How can we best face these situations in life?

Working Abroad

The advantages? Cultural, financial, personal satisfaction and vastly enhanced career opportunities
The benefits are numerous: visiting a new country, discovering a new culture, often learning a new language, meeting some truly wonderful people, making lifelong friends and normally giving your career a real boost as well! Not

Language Learning Beliefs

Beliefs, Modelling and Motivation… Do you know what yours are?
Here are some brief insights into thought-provoking exercises and techniques to successfully overcome barriers, facilitate fluency and find your goals and motivations to really gain momentum in language learning

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

For me, its the psychology behind acquiring real ease, fluency, comfort and being at home in another language – not just stepping into their shoes and becoming a native, but feeling so at ease that its like putting your slippers on.  I was trained by the great man himself, and really did have the experience of seeing him with several different pairs of slippers, each of which he slipped on with equal ease and comfort!  

Step into their Shoes, Become a Native

Literally “step into the shoes” of a native speaker in order to pick up the relevant verbal and non verbal aspects involved in producing quality output in the language.

Integration or Repudiation

Who wants to spend time  with someone they don’t understand, who refuses to accept their way of life, their beliefs, their taboos, their evaluation of socially correct behaviour, their interests, their traditions, their heritage AND their humour!  

Get By, Fluent or Bilingual

Get by, fluent or bilingual? What’s the difference?
Fluency – what does it mean? Is it the language or is it also the culture, values and beliefs?
And what is the key?

The Chameleon

I met the ultimate language fluency chameleon in the creator of OPAL – I had the enormous good fortune to study under, and be trained by, the man himself…  

Listening to him, watching him, his culture, his attitude, his movement, I swear he is an American, then a Brazilian, then a Frenchman… I am so confused!

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What have you done right

What Have You Done Right?

Do you normally think about what you have done right and pat yourself on the back or beat yourself up for all the ‘wrong’ things that happen?
Does grumpy sometimes become your middle name?
Well….

How can we Manage Stress and Cope with our Comfort Zones

Some days it can be more difficult to go beyond the stress but that is usually when pushing the comfort zone as well.
We all get uptight and have sleepless nights, worries, doubts and feel destabilised.
How can we best face these situations in life?

Working Abroad

The advantages? Cultural, financial, personal satisfaction and vastly enhanced career opportunities
The benefits are numerous: visiting a new country, discovering a new culture, often learning a new language, meeting some truly wonderful people, making lifelong friends and normally giving your career a real boost as well! Not