Written to the song: The Sweetest Thing — Lauryn Hill

“Do you know what a foreign accent is? … it is a sign of bravery” — Amy Chua

Languages have always surrounded me. Growing up, my parents and relatives spoke in Russian. With my Bubby and as well in the…

Written to the song: Know Your Worth — Khalid & Disclosure

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A few years ago, someone brought up the point that I interrupt people in conversation. Ever since then, I…

Written to the song: Si Veo a Tu Mamá — Bad Bunny

A different language is a different vision of life.” — Federico Fellini

Language impacts our personalities, decision-making processes and even our attention while reading. …

Written to the song: Fever — Dua Lipa

“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” — Unknown

“Culture embodies the beliefs, customs, values, forms, arts and ways of life of a particular society, group, place or time. It encompasses elements such as age, ancestry, colour…

Written to the song: Barefoot in the Park — James Blake ft. Rosalía

“What’s considered trashy if you’re poor, but classy if you’re rich ?— speaking two languages” — McKay Coppins (via Twitter)

A student who only speaks English at home comes to school and is expected to speak fully…

Written to the song: My Future — Billie Eilish

“Strokes don’t discriminate…it can happen to anyone” — Linda Steuer

Being bilingual is defined as having the ability to speak and understand more than one language. When someone has a stroke, they often have impairments in their language abilities. …

“Ever travel to a foreign city? We’ve all heard that “travel broadens the mind”. But beneath this cliche lies a deep truth. Things stand out because they’re different, so we notice every detail, from street signs to mailboxes to how you pay at a restaurant. We learn a lot when…

Written to the song: Solid Ground — Michael Kiwanuka

“There are two types of people in the world; those who believe that everything can be divided into two categories — and the rest of you” — Unknown

You are traveling to a new destination and you ask some friends for…

The lessons that made everything happen

I have always carried a notebook around with me to scribble down ideas — from poems to dreams to random business ideas. Since I was a kid I have always had the dream of getting a piece of my work published. Like many authors and bloggers, I started writing simply…

A teacher’s trauma-sensitive classroom approach

A few years ago, I was introduced to a new concept which helped me become a better teacher. As a first-year teacher, I was thrown into a challenging classroom with a few particularly defiant students. After asking for advice from fellow teachers, principals, and support staff, a psychologist with a…

Anna Frenkel

Author of “Q & A a Day for Travelers”. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-frenkel/

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