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The British Brazilian Awards 2017

Melodie and I attended the British-Brazilian Awards 2017 at the Foreign and Common Wealth Offices in London last week. It was a fascinating evening which was a true celebration of Brazilian companies coming over to the UK and starting their businesses here and equally British companies setting up in Brazil. It was such a pleasure […]

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Newsletter April 2017 – Professional development

Melodie and I hope that life is treating you well and that your business is thriving. We just wanted to make sure that you are not missing out on something that might be of interest to you, as we have been developing our business recently. Apart from our full immersion programme we also work with […]

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Do we use our networking effectively?

Most people use social media for a variety of reasons, but are we using effectively to network? There are a multitude of social media sites available from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to name but a few. We could spend every minute of every day posting information or reading about it …. This could actually beat […]

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Focussing our intentions

Focussing our intentions We are now settling into the new year and may have made resolutions, plans and have a few ideas of what we want to do or achieve in the next year. Some of these we may have already booked or started doing … well done! Nicky and I sat down with a […]

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What are your rights as an EU national living in the UK before and after Brexit?

Since the referendum 23 June 2016, there has been a lot of speculation around the status of EU nationals living in the UK. It can feel very scary and uncertain; in particular as there is a lot of talk of deporting EU nationals once Britain has left the EU. Only yesterday new figures and statistics […]

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Linguistic confusion in politics: in Germany no means no

We’ve written several times with tips and ideas about the fact that cultural differences very much influence the way we speak and understand our language.   Cultural differences certainly come at the top of my priority list, if anyone were to ask me how to be more confident in a foreign language. Even with perfect language […]

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Asking for help!

Don’t forget to ask for help! As a small business teaching English to non-native speakers, it can take time and patience to establish ourselves with clients and raise our profile. Nicky and I know the importance of referrals and recommendations and ensuring that our reputation offers the reassurance that we will deliver and do the […]

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Newsletter September 2016 – online English lessons via Skype

Business life is hectic and often doesn’t leave a lot of time to develop skills to improve the way we work or reflect on how we can work more effectively.   Sadly, it is often a vicious circle ( a never ending circle with a downward trend ) the busier we get the less time […]

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Olympic Games 2016

Olympics Games 2016 https://www.olympic.org/rio-2016 With just a few days to go before the start of the Olympic Games 2016, or as it has been referred to “the most exciting games in the best party city”,  most of us are relaxed and looking forward to watching some of the most exciting and competitive sport on the […]

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How to build bridges after Brexit?

You might have heard that the UK had a referendum…..and the result has left the country divided, angry, euphoric and bewildered (not knowing what to do next) in equal measures. First of all we would like to reassure you that the UK is still open for business and so are we. Melodie and I were […]

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