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Are you stuck in your Comfort Zone?

Each of us has our own boundaries and comfort zone. Most of the time it’s really hard to step out of your comfort zone. So, are you stuck in your comfort zone? We asked this question on our Facebook page, let’s have a look the result. control of environment

 

That means 62% think that they stuck in their comfort zone. Comfort zone is the most secure place for people because they are in control and that makes them feel safe. For instance, you know one way to go from work to your home and you always use that way to go because you know everything about that road and it is your secure place. Maybe there are other ways to go; shorter one or with a great view but you don’t know because you always prefer to go in the same way. So, a comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there. Ask a question to yourself, are you really happy or just comfortable?

 

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Chakras Applied to Life

Hey, it’s Ezgi. Today is time to be aware of negative thoughts which are affecting our life very badly.

Let’s start!

Sometimes even if everything around us is normal but we don’t feel great or thankful because we are willing to see a negative part of life. Maybe we don’t know how to be happy, do we? Being happy is not about money, life quality or other tangible things it is all about how to find happiness inside you and around you. Ah, of course, crying in a Range Rover would be more fun. But we have to start to focus on ourselves.

Do you ever feel like a misfit? Everything inside you is dark and twisted. Whatever you are trying to do but you can’t go forward and so on. I have a solution to your problem then. Your CHAKRAS. Maybe you’ve never heard about this or you know just a little so be ready I am taking you to this magic world of Chakras.

Chakra means 'wheel' in Sanskrit

The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas. Knowledge of the chakra system was passed down through an oral tradition by the Indo-European people. The Chakra system was traditionally an Eastern philosophy until Western authors started resonating with the idea and wrote about the chakras, expanding upon the older texts and making the knowledge more accessible.

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Palma de Mallorca Cathedral Beach

My Erasmus in Palma de Mallorca

Hi, it’s Sam again! Today I’m going to tell you about my Erasmus experience that I had two years ago.

During my university studies, I had the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus program. Studying english philology at the time, I wanted to go to a Spanish speaking country since it was the language I wanted to work on the most despite what I was studying. And one of the universities that offered such courses in Spain and that was a partner of my university was the UIB, la Universitat de las Illes Baleares. So, after sorting the different paperwork, I was off to Palma de Mallorca to live abroad for the first time.

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Littlewoods Studio Capital & Centric

Hollywood is Coming to Liverpool

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.

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why should children learn a second language

5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language

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.

Let’s begin!

 

1- For speaking to more people Steps to learn a foreign language

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.

foreign languages for children2- 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 skillsto learn foreign languages improves overall comprehension

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?

to learn a foreign languageis better at task4- 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 opportunitieschildren who study a foreign language perform better in their native language

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.

 

 

Good news! We have a new online Spanish course for children.

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What do Effective Communication and Neuro-Linguistic Programming have in common?

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.

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Study German language

Why German is an important language to learn

Have you ever considered studying the German language? Here are some reasons why studying German is a good idea!

1- German and English have many things in common.

The West-Germanic language is the mother language of many modern and widely spoken languages, such as English and Dutch. If you are a native English speaker, German will be easy to learn as both languages have a lot of vocabulary in common. Some examples are ‘Good morning’ and ‘Guten Morgen’, ‘football’ and ‘Fussball’ or ‘book’ and ‘Buch’. 

If your native language does not have West-Germanic roots, do not worry! There are more reasons why German is one of the most important languages to study.

2- German is very useful if you are traveling in Europe.

As mentioned earlier, many West-European languages have German roots, which means that the German language is very popular in Europe.

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Are you made for babysitting?

Working with children has more benefits than you ever thought!

Have you ever considered babysitting as the next step in your life? Maybe there are some things nobody told you about.

Working with children can be one of the most rewarding jobs, because you get to see the development of their unique traits of personality that will shape them to be amazing human beings, and you get to be a part of it!

If you think that you have the energy, the empathy and the charisma to work with children, here are some of the benefits you might have never heard of.

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Language Learning Tips for Beginners

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