‘S like riding a bike…

Posted by Ilona Dawson

Is it actually possible to lose your native language or a language you are fluent in?  Surely, once firmly embedded it is there for good? With this in mind, there is no better way to prove or disprove this than by asking the ‘experts’. My first…

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Spring has sprung… a leak!

Posted by Ilona Dawson

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring in March, heralding new beginnings, hope, re-birth, and my favourite time of year! As I walk through the countryside, I am reminded of these first sights of spring. Although currently the walk is…

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Who let the dogs in

Posted by Ilona Dawson

As you walk into the Dialogue office in Swindon, you will be greeted with a very warm welcome, a firm handshake, the offer of a hot drink and possibly a wag of a tail or two, because Dialogue is amongst the 8% (according to a poll by reed.co.uk) of…

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You can kiss my..

Posted by Ilona Dawson

When mulling over the content material for my next blog, the subject of bringing dogs into the workplace, and the holistic values thereof, was raised. My mind drifted and floated, as it does, when seeds are planted and raw ideas start to evolve, and…

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‘Postrophes

Posted by Rob Shimwell

Just had a chum drop me a line that asked if there should be an apostrophe in a sentence he wanted to use in a possible strap-line. It was about possession rather than missing letters. “Eastcott: The pets kind of vets.” Where to put the…

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We’re only human

Posted by Rob Shimwell

  As part of a teaching qualification I’m working towards, I recently wrote an extended assignment on the science of marketing. I’m trying to get a Modjool in Marketing. A whole modjool. Now there’s a lot of flannel and marketing–speak…

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Learning a Language – the struggle is real… for some!

Posted by Ilona Dawson

Amo, Amas, Amat, Amamus, Amatis, Amant… The Latin conjugation for ‘I love’ was my first taste of learning a language at the tender age of 8 and I have never forgotten it. Whether this was to do with the methodology in teaching it as a…

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The bi-products of being bilingual

Posted by Ilona Dawson

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching an American street performer do some juggling. The juggler notices the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up and calls out, “Can you all see me…

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