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Coaches and mentors for students

The importance of a mentor and a coach

Before we understand how important they may be, we talk first about the difference between a mentor and a coach. So, a mentor is a person who has already been where you want to be. So, he can be just one, two or three steps ahead of you. He doesn’t need to be an expert already, although this can be a plus but more complicated to find. If it is already several steps ahead. This will be enough because he can help you in the steps he goes through and make it feedback that can help you.

He can give you a map, the steps to follow to reach that point. It could be very useful because you gain time on research and the mistake he did before you could do. Now the coach, who is a person that doesn’t tell you what to do, but through questions makes you realise what you need to do in your life or for your goal.

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English pronunciation

English pronunciation

Today we will talk about pronunciation. This article is primarily for foreigners who speak English. The most important thing in pronunciation is self-confidence, it’s not always easy to have self-confidence when you speak English or another language, you’re afraid to make mistakes, not to make it clear. But don’t, it will be in those moments when you will make mistakes that will prevent you from being understood.

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The elements of communication

Discover the elements of communication

On this article, I will talk about elements of communication on the basic principles. When you have a conversation with a person, the verbal part of that conversation corresponds to only 7% of comprehension. So imagine where the remaining percentages are? First, the body language that begins with your posture and what you are wearing. However, all this depends on the person you have in front of you, and in what context you are if it is for a job interview, or a classic day at work. After that there is also the facial expression that you can have, it is always more pleasant to see someone smiling, it is often said that the smile is communicative. It is also important to look the person you are talking to in the eye. There is physical contact that is important like shaking hands, which can mean a multitude of things depending on how you will be the hand:

1. The muscular handshake

As the name suggests, this overly strong handshake tears your wrist off. It is used to show dominance and superiority over the other person. Sometimes used by people who do not trust themselves, it can intimidate the other person to boost their self-esteem. It could also have been called the Donald Trump, because we have seen it used so much with other political leaders.

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Positive vs negative thoughts

The importance of positive thoughts

To discuss positive thoughts, we can start by talking about the different types of thoughts that exist. For example, you have neutral thoughts, that is the type of thoughts that help you to keep running, to keep alive. You have multiple examples for that, like, when you go to the supermarket, you will think about what to buy to eat, to drink. Then there are unnecessary thoughts, you must imagine what kind of thoughts he has, for example when you say to yourself, I’m going to go to Netflix, or watch TV.

You’re going to go on your social networks, it’s typically procrastination. You know you can do useful things, but you would rather do unnecessary things. Then there are the negative energies. These thoughts will not only waste your energy, but also make you weaker, and waste your time. You know that little voice that you say, that you can’t do anything. Or when other people criticize you, this little voice will lower you even more and remind you in the next situation. You will lose your self-esteem, which will probably stop you in your goals.

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Personal branding

How to use your personal branding

We will see in this article, what personal branding is and how to use it, especially from a professional perspective

First of all, we will give you a definition of what personal branding is a quote from Jeff Bezos: “Personal branding is what other people say when you are not in the room“, so it is a perception of you and your actions in relation to what people think of you. For example, if you are a student, a young entrepreneur, you need to start to create an image of you.

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The seven wonders of Liverpool

It is very easy to find inspiration to write about reasons for choosing Liverpool as a destination for your personal journey of learning from other cultures and also, improve your English. If you have doubts or are thinking about already…Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Liverpool is a friendly city with a multicultural history that still remains in its buildings and its people. Every street or road has the trace of a millenarian history and between their old walls, you can find and feel the scent of ancient ages of architecture combined with the modernism so particular of Liverpool City. Not in vain, it was declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Liverpool got one of the largest collections of Grade I listed buildings in the UK and largest cathedral in Britain.

That´s the Wonder One in our list: The Liverpool Cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, unique and fascinating which amazingly survived two world wars. The height of its walls makes them disappears in front of our eyes and the beauty and solemnity of the art paintings and sculptures take our breath away.

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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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why should children learn a second language

5 reasons for children to learn a foreign language

As Hola People, we aware of how 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.

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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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