“We focus on ACTIVE learning versus passive learning. Spaniards have been learning languages passively since school began, with a big focus on grammar, memorization, worksheets and test preparation, which has led to generations of people who have studied English their whole lives but still don’t feel comfortable communicating in English in social or professional contexts.”
“Key to a successful renovation, is finding a reliable and skilled team of workers, and getting expert advice on negotiating the local bureaucracy, which can be time-consuming and tricky to work out for newcomers.” Graham Collins, Interior Designer
“Diverse Learning has one mission: To be the top learning center in Europe for multilingual children who learn differently.” Emily Kunze, Founder Fundación Diverse Learning
Are you a solopreneur or small business owner abroad? Struggling how to market or position your business? In a new series for Mumabroad, Emma from La Piccola Agency heads up a Marketing Clinic to address those challenges. In this first feature Emma provides 10 practical tips to writing great website copy.
“The challenge is to know and recognize when your baby is mature enough to develop his own healthy and independent internal sleeping skills. Around the 4 month mark most babies work on a big developmental milestone which affects their sleep as well.”
“To be truly bilingual, I believe a child needs to be able to read and write in both languages, as well as to be able to speak both. By being fully bilingual children have more options. If they decide at a later date to work or study in the UK, having recognised English language skills is a definite advantage.” Sue Aitken
English-speaking women’s health specialist Dr Victoria Howe talks to MumAbroad Life about stress, hormones, the menopause, digestive health and a new diagnostics and prevention pack designed specifically for women at the new Turó Park Medical Centre in Barcelona.
“When pregnant, a woman’s diet should be designed to provide the “building blocks” for the baby, to help her with all the changes her body is going through and to keep her balanced and harmonious.”
“When we were searching for an alternative for our daughter, we heard a lot of opinions, including conflicting opinions, about the same school. While one family loved a particular school, another family hated that same school. The thing to remember is that every child is different, every family is different.”
“Your own body will tell you what you can and can’t manage. As a general point working out is a very personal thing and it will be far more effective to choose something you enjoy – and will therefore keep doing.”
“From 35 weeks, acupuncture is used to help encourage the baby to engage, to ripen the cervix and to prepare for an efficient delivery. It also strengthens mums body, mind and spirit to have an easy post-partum recovery.”
“Spain is the country in Europe where most people from abroad come to carry out an IVF treatment, and most specifically, Barcelona. One in 3 egg donation treatments in Europe is carried out here. This is due to various factors, of which three stand out; the legal conditions (egg donation is allowed, and donors are anonymous so there are more of them), no waiting lists, and the price (it is less costly).”