At the beginning of last month, at the Liverpool Business Forum event called Bringing Hollywood to Littlewoods, we at Hola People, had the opportunity to witness the future of Littlewoods in Liverpool. The famous Littlewoods Pools building is being redesigned to welcome a whole industry, something that might benefit the economy of the entire city of Liverpool.
Hola People is a fun and entertaining company, formed by different people from all over the world.
We are always ready to put a smile on your face, to help you meet other people and create new friendships, and to entertain your days with many different activities.
Here’s why besides our different activities, we collaborate and participate in different charity events giving and offering our courses in order to help them boost the donations for their heart-warming causes.
Do you want a few examples? Keep on reading!
One of our first participation was for the “One Great Day2 charity event.
At the St. John’s Shopping Centre, we delivered Salsa / Bachata / Merengue classes for our youngest souls.
The event has been organised by the Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice to collect money and increase awareness for this particular cause and for its special patients.
They provide palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants.
As Hola People, we aware of how much is important for children to learn a second language like adults. And, we are willing to tell you 5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language.
1- For speaking to more people
Do you know how many languages are spoken in the world? And, how many people can you communicate with if you learn how to speak one more language? Let me tell you, Spanish gets you to speak approximately 420 million people. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world.
When you learn a foreign language as a child or teach a second language to your children and they will have a whole life to get advantages of it. To have more career opportunities, to understand deep insight about how others see the world, to have more fun when you travel, to have varied friendships and so on.
2- It’s easier to learn for children
Years ago people believed that learning a second language would confuse a child. Now, research proves that children who speak a second language perform better than non-bilingual students, in standardized tests.
Let’s imagine, you and your child start to learn Spanish at the same time. Do you know who will speak better after a year? Definitely, the answer is your child. And, many researchers believe that learning a foreign language before the puberty and even better earlier it allows children to speak more fluently, almost like native speakers because their brain is as “sponges” for learning a language. Also, they speak beyond biases. They don’t care if they make a mistake about grammar, vocabulary. That makes them speak easier and faster.
Also, there’s much less complex information to digest for children. Kids usually only learn to associate words with their meanings. But in adulthood, we make it more difficult to learn a second language.
3- Advantages to personality and skills
Studies have shown that when two children start to learn an instrument who speaks a second language perform better than the non-bilingual student. And, Bilinguals are better at identifying musical pitches.
Moreover, do you know those who speak a second foreign language may be able to delay 4.5 years for diseases like Alzheimer’s?
4- Empathic ability
Dr Kinzler explains, “children in multilingual environments have social experiences that provide routine practice in considering the perspectives of others: they have to think about who speaks which language to whom, who understands which content, and the times and places in which different languages are spoken.”
It includes understanding people, culture, traditions. This speciality gives the ability to figure out complex things and trying to see how others perspective. Recently, it’s a very significant thing for seeing how the world is because the world doesn’t consist of only our country.
5- For having more career opportunities
Whatever you are studying, wouldn’t you want to touch other people with your knowledge as well? It is possible with a second language.
Now and in the future, being bilingual crosses the borders for career options. Options can be in education, healthcare, social work, national security, translation, tourism, and international business and these jobs require or favour candidates who are bilingual, resulting in more job opportunities for those who can speak a second language.
Hello everyone and welcome back to the Hola People blog!
A place where you can read articles about different countries and cultures, as well as find worldwide job positions and language courses.
But hey, you’re here because we are talking about me and not about Hola People.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to communicate better?
You have heard about NLP but still, don’t know what it is?
We’ve got some answers for you!
What is effective communication?
Effective communication is the kind of communication between two or more persons where the message is properly encoded and it has been sent through an appropriate channel, that will allow others to correctly understand the message.
Simply enough we say the communication has been effective when all the parties communicating understand and interpret the message in the same way.
So it all turns around the effectiveness of delivering, receiving and, understanding.
There are so many people in this world that live off Takeaways or Precooked meals. However, what these people don’t know is that you can cook a quick, easy and, most importantly, exquisite meal for less money! Cooking a Homemade dish brings family members together and helps people become more productive. Let me show you a quick and tasty recipe to try out:
My hometown is Berlin, the capital city of Germany. Berlin is a crowded and wild place. I live in Berlin for 22 years and I still have a lot to discover. There are a lot of fascinating things going on. In Berlin I work in a large theatre, that makes shows almost every day. One day during work, a man came to our office to have a look backstage, I felt like I knew his face, when he went out my colleagues were very excited, because he was a famous singer in Berlin.
It feels like everything can happen in this city.
We have beautiful stylish places as well as places where you are afraid to stay during the night time. You often say Berlin people are unfriendly. That’s completely true. I mean not all of them, but when you need to use the train in the morning, you see long faces staring at their phone. When I came to Liverpool I was surprised how friendly strangers can be. It feels like being part of a community that takes care of each other. Nevertheless, I miss my home town. Some people might not be friendly but they are honest.
The city is exciting. We have a lot of trees to fresh up our air, we also have a very small mountain in Berlin, the best place to see the fireworks at new years beginning. The small mountain is called Teufelsberg. Full of nature and as well a discovering adventure.
To see one of the most beautiful bridges in Berlin, have a look at the Schloss Charlottenburg. Full of green spaces and a river. Behind the castle, there is a huge park which is a wonderful place to relax. Or maybe visit the “Tiergarten” another great natural place with a river and lots of trees. Did you know that Berlin even has a small waterfall? If you want to have a look at it, visit the “Viktoriapark”.
The city is full of life, every day there are hundreds of events taking place. The city is openminded and consists of many different cultures. That is what makes the city an interesting place, you get to know people of so many different cultures, just by walking through the streets.
Baklava is the greatest sweet that I ever tasted and they offer it in a range variety. Have you ever drunk black Turkish tea? You can either drink it pure, 100% black tea, or you drink it less strong, diluted with water. Turkish culture has a range variety of different meals. Whatever you like, you surely find it in the Turkish cooking culture as well. Even if you are vegan, they also offer a lot of different menus for you.
“Azıcık aşım, kaygısız başım”.
Let my food be little but my head be worryless.
Turkish People are often very lovely and friendly. Invite you into their home, offer you food and even a place to sleep if you need it. When you are visiting a Turkish family, you should keep a few things in mind: 1. Take your shoes off when arriving at their home. 2. Bring some sweets or another gift with you. 3. Respect the elder ones. The family has a very high value in Turkey. If you want to make a very good impression, then greet the elder people in the traditional way: Kiss the hand and then put the hand onto your forehead.
My name is Maria N. Selina, I am 22 and together with my family I have seen a lot of different places. Among others I have been to Greece, France, England, Turkey, Italy, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Denmark. Right now I stay in Liverpool, a small lovely city with the most beautiful library I have ever seen. Right now I am doing an internship at Hola People! Manchester is nearby but not as beautiful as this little town that easily feels like home.
I have also been to Italy two or three times, Italy is one of the countries I love the most. With a camper, we went down all the way down to the “shoe” of Italy and the way up again. I have seen Venedig. A city that I liked but it is a very crowded place, nearby you can visit Murano. This a truly amazing place, instead of going to Venedig you should visit Murano, it looks the way you expect Venedig to look like and is not as crowded as Venedig.
I have seen a lot “must see’s” in Italy, but you can read about them anywhere on the internet. I have some places you should definitely see that maybe you did not know About. The first one is quite popular but not as much known as the Colosseum, the place I am talking about is Pompeji. The city got fired by the vesuv, if you are interested in history you should definitely visit this place.
Another tip is Isolabona. If you want to go there, do not take a camper with you, we were driving to such small streets that we were afraid to stick in with the car. Isolabona is building upon a hill, the streets are very tight and you can discover something at any street. You can get the full Italian feeling in here.
Two years ago I saw Greece for the first time in my life.