Category Archives: Curs de engleză

Engleza de joi/ Endurance

Endurance = the ability to withstand hardship or adversity.

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
Mark Z. Danielewski

 

Art by Andrey Shishkin.

Minimalism and business

Minimalism is something that builds on simplicity and honesty. In the right places.
It is a style of art, music, etc. that uses very simple ideas or a very small number of simple elements. And why not, it is a style in business.
Minimalism in business is simplifying your story. Your product. Your ingredients…Minimalism in business is to debunk the myth of a manifold product.

Always imagine that your product is like pizza. Consequently, the story of pizza is the story of your product. With the use of scarce resources, you create a piece of magic that solves problems, alleviates pain, increases pleasure, creates a better life, puts a smile on your face.

Everybody likes pizza. It is tasty and delightful and we all have a secret hankering for being delighted. No matter what you sell, your customers ache for new experiences, new things, new stories.

Not everybody likes pepperoni pizza. Don’t forget to personalize! Your product is (still) pizza, nevertheless build on it. Invent new flavours, create cutting-edge toppings and serve everything with a twist of originality and adventure.

The lesson learned: simplicity and personalization are the Holy Grails of modern business. Simplifying my products and tailoring my words have created shortcuts and countless smiles.

Art – Simplicity and delight by Fukutaro Terauchi.

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Engleza de joi/ By-product

By-product = something that is produced as a result of making something else, or something unexpected that happends as a result of something else:

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Art – the fantastic mix of color and light by Eugene Lushpin.

Curs gramatica limbii engleze

Tuesday is a fluffy furry creature day! Take it with some good English vibes:

We would like to invite you to an informal meeting with the English grammar!

  • On Saturday, 2nd April, from 10 AM to 4 PM the English grammar works for you.
  • From 1 PM to 1.15 PM, coffee works for you – coffee break with some jokes that work (only) for me…

The ultimate goal of this intensive English course is FOR YOU to speak & create simple accurate stories.

CURS INTENSIV GRAMATICA LIMBII ENGLEZE – 2 APRILIE -10.00-16.00 – TARIF 150 LEI.

La cursul de gramatica limbii engleze vei învăța să așezi cuvintele potrivite în propoziții simple cu ajutorul substantivelor, articolelor, pronumelor, timpurilor verbale simple și continue, verbelor modale. Vei învăța să așezi cuvintele potrivite în propoziții complexe cu ajutorul diatezei pasive, propozițiilor condiționale, vorbirii indirecte…

  • Te ajutăm cu materiale gratuite, consultanță și umor…
  • Și o pauză de relaxare și cafea în strada Mendeleev nr.7-15 (piața Romană).
  • Înscrieri la contact@cursinengleza.ro. Ultima zi de înscrieri este 28 martie.

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One business – Two stories

One business – Two stories:

Bespoke communicative business English courses
-Error free business letters, emails, presentations, web pages & articles.

www.engleza-de-afaceri.ro                                         www.cursinengleza.ro

 

Art by Atkinson Grimshaw.

Atkinson Grimshaw

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“If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses”.
Henry Ford.

If I had asked my students what they wanted they would have said an English-Romanian translation course.

Not having asked and keeping my head and thoughts firmly outside the box, I ask you to speak English.

I ask you to think creatively and transform your thoughts in a story …

Don’t worry about your mistakes.

As long as you don’t take them anywhere with you or tuck them in every chilly evening…you will be fine…

At my courses I give you the user manual for transforming your thoughts in a simple English story.

 

A seasonal picture upon a magnificent story.  Source: D.j.Jeschke.

Van Gogh Santa

Words are dangerous tools

Words are dangerous tools. You need the User Manual.

I will be able to help you fill in your User Manual for Legal English, Saturday, the 12th December.

 

ATELIERE TEMATICE LIMBA ENGLEZA

Sambata, 12 decembrie, 10-16, workshop tematic engleza juridica.

Topic: Contract formation & contract remedies.

 

Seurat, love in spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture is covered in words. My User Manual speaks like this:

Love is shining grass in spring,

Love is solace in the wind,

Love is smilling beneath trees,

Love is in the simple things … when laugh.

 

Many Happy Returns Mr Georges Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891)!

 

 

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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
Toni Morrison.

Grab bag (British English lucky dip) = a game in which people choose a present from a container of presents without being able to see what it is going to be.

 

I am to set you free from the horrors of making mistakes in English….Freedom is a dangerous tool, when given…

I am working hard & I am at the coalface in inspiring you to feel free in an English speaking environment.

A painter that sets me free: Julius von Klever.

Golden Autumn Julius von Klever

 

Engleza de noiembrie/ Capstone

Capstone = someone’s greatest achievement or the greatest part of something.

This leadership position represents the capstone of my carrer.

 

What has been the capstone of my carrer?

My entrepreneurial insight has led me at a point where I make strategies with a view to improving people’s skills…

I design strategies to improve their communicative skills in all fields of the language: creative & accurate business communication, creative writing & speaking in a legal, financial, marketing, medical environment, creative proofreading.

This is the greatest part of my work.

 

As for the picture…I would like my efforts & creativity to be seen in colours…Which I cannot use nor paint.

The garden of imagination by John Atkins Grimshaw.

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Engleza de octombrie/ Girl Friday

Girl Friday = a female office worker who does different types of work.

Watching films is good English practice: His Girl Friday (1940).

Sometimes I am my own girl Friday in my company.

I talk to people, I have meetings and presentations, I write personalized syllabuses for communicating in a legal, business, financial, medical English environment and most of all, I keep people talking at my specialised English courses (and laughing…now and then).

Nevertheless, I do find time to enjoy a dark and gloomy afternoon as the one depicted below.

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Painting by Julius von Leypold (1806–74), Wanderer in the Storm, 1835.