Korean marathon 7 months Day 25

While talking to people of different cultures, it is important to understand. .See the signs. When taking to people of “indirect”, high-context culture, all? the important aspects of communication are conveyed through “hints”. It can be rather frustrating. For me. But already I have had enough of “mysterious” changing of speech style while talking to […]

The importance of communication. Multicultural advice.

The courage to ask awkward questions. Selfishness or a habit? During intercultural communication we are in constant pursue of the uncertainty about our own cultural grasp of the situation and either we are perceived correctly, and we haven’t offended anybody. To be on the safe side, in order not to offend anyone unintentionally or in […]

Met a slovenian celebrity

Once upon a time when I was living in Slovenia and I met a local celebrity. We had arranged to meet with my friend behind a popular concert hall. Our plan was to go to a well-known karaoke bar. Surprisingly, some vocal qualities of a guy almost dancing next to us drew our attention. He was […]

Why the Slovene language

There’s one question everyone keeps asking after my first trip to Slovenia. And that question is, how did you come up with the idea to go there? So, I’d like to tell you a story about it. It all started in summer of 2017. I was hanging out in our living room, and my parents […]

The glimpse of my life in the UAE

Hey! I’m Anya. I was born in Russia, but my life brought me to the country called the United Arab Emirates (or UAE, in short) when I was a child. I think I must have been about 5 or 6 years old. I graduated from school and university there. And finally, after almost 20 long […]

My CELTA essay I never sent/Ideal teacher

Who is an ideal teacher? With the novel virus upheaval and rolling in abundance of free time on our hands, and affordable native speaker lessons forced us to explore our own abilities and be socially and culturally closer to understanding people of our target language.Contemplating upon my experience of learning Korean online via casualized platforms […]

Korean linguistic circle inside view

I was dramatically drawn to go to Korea. The bits of information from korean friends and just a desire to experience something new was impossible to resist. Finally, having arrived, soon enough I gravitated easily towards a circle of linguistically charged people. Someone is a multilingual intellectual, others are winners of global linguistic Olympiad and recipients […]