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Be open-minded, connect with people and learn German


I had a chance to sit down with Xochilt, a lovely Nicaraguan who moved to Switzerland 5 years ago, and since then, with her own ups and downs, has found Switzerland to be her home.

COULD YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOUR BACKGROUND?

My name is Xochilt Martinez. I come from Nicaragua where I was living for my whole life. There I did my Bachelor in Global Business. I came to ...

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It’s what you make of it


My name is Melani. I’m old enough to remember Spice Girls and life before the Internet, but also young enough not to remember the events that led to my country’s re-independence, or well, anything else that happened before 90s, for that matter.

I come from Estonia. After finishing high school there at 19 and having studied in France and Belgium for a while, I’ve ended up in ...

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ACTIVE AND MINDFUL LISTENING


I just came back from Italy. I again witnessed how it’s all about our mind whether we improve in our target language abilities or not. It’s an attitude – a mindset (of course, we also need time and situations that involve the language. More on that in another post).

So I was in Italy with my mom to visit relatives. I understand a lot of Italian, I don’t ...

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SHE STARTED IT: INTERVIEW WITH UNUMONDO LADIES


On Tuesday, October 3, unumondo, Ladies Inside, KOSMOS, and She Started It will host the screening of the documentary She Started It, followed by a panel and networking. The documentary is a feature length film on women tech entrepreneurs. It highlights successful role models for young women and is first documentary to go behind the scenes of running a tech startup as a young woman. It explores the cultural roots ...

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MY EXPERIENCE AFTER JUST A COUPLE OF SESSIONS


I’ve been with unumondo for just under 2 months and in this short time several people have commented on how much better my German has gotten. My local (Andrea) and I have many common interests, so our time together goes quickly.

What I love most, is that I can spend the entire lesson talking about topics that interest me. I do most of the talking and she provides input ...

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