Month: September 2016

16 TRUTHS NOBODY WILL TELL YOU ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

16 TRUTHS NOBODY WILL TELL YOU ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

16 brightest ideas to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Countries, driven from powerful case studies that match with the realities of two countries: Cameroon and Uganda.

In this book, each of the cases studied is connected to one of the SDGs with the appropriate solutions and,also provides the author’s view on the process to realize the SDGs.This is done with clear and simple statements that can be understood by every reader.

Cases are both in French and English depending on the original target audience.

Access this inspirational book: http://blookup.com/fr/blookshop/blook/sustainable-development-goals-one-year-later-14400/

Hervé-Boris NGATE, Cross-Cultural Psychologist, and Communicator

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14 AMAZING SECRETS TO LEARN FRENCH IN ONE BOOK!

14 AMAZING SECRETS TO LEARN FRENCH IN ONE BOOK!

I am happy to move from blogging to blooking , a numerical version of a book that gathers the 14 articles I wrote on language since the last 6 months.

It’s an opportunity for you to have a global view of what happens in and outside the language class from the learners perspective.Additionally,you will discover  concrete actions to contribute to development in one of the most multicultural countries in Sub-Sahara Africa by the use of language power.

READ IT! SHARE IT!

You can have direct access to the book via the following link.Copy the link below and paste it in your browser to access the book.

http://blookup.com/fr/blookshop/blook/my-wonderful-experience-as-a-french-language-and-cross-cultural-trainer-in-kampala-14192/

 

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Hervé-Boris NGATE,Psychologist,Language and Cross-Cultural Trainer

4 Challenges in Learning French That Confirm You Are Making Progress

4 Challenges in Learning French That Confirm You Are Making Progress

“French is hard!” is a common sentence heard from language learners. Though it might be stressful to listen to learners saying that, it shows that there is something deep happening: They have entered their uncomfortable learning zones!

These are four of some challenges faced by French learners. This list is not exhaustive, I just focused on the common ones I often hear from learners.

  1. The gender: How do you know a word is masculine or feminine? That’s one of the first questions asked by a new French learner. I generally give two obvious answers to help the learners: Have a good bilingual dictionary and master your vocabulary while learning.
  1. Accents: é; à è û; ë ê ô. How do you master these accents? Two activities can help in this: Visual focus and phonetic activities. Take a time to make vocal rehearsals with words having an accent. Singing in French can be very good for that because it’s funny and you learn in an informal way.
  1. Pronominal or Reflexive verbs: I can see the stress on the students’ face when they try to translate the « Vous vous appelez comment? » in English. This is new for learners and they have to integrate it by just accepting that it’s French. S’appeler, se laver, se brosser, se coucher, se promener, se fâcher, etc. are a category of verbs mostly used to communicate on emotion, one’s body or location. They should not confuse these with verbs in English that are commonly used with reflexives pronouns.
  1. French and irregularities: After given a rule in grammar to French students, you can witness a smile on their faces because English also has many rules and some are similar to French. Suddenly, there are irregularities and you hear them complain again: “Banange[1]! That French!”. If you accept that there are irregularities, your brain will also accept it as part of a new competence to develop.

All these uncomfortable situations are due to the fact that most learners still think in English while they are at the beginning (and even intermediate) level. Therefore, it’s a very good sign if you start noticing differences between French and English (there are also some similarities!).It shows that you are starting to think in French, and it’s an excellent process to develop new languages abilities. So move forward and don’t be discouraged!

Dear Students and French Trainer, this article was introductive and I would like to hear your own experience on the challenges you encountered as a French Learner or a French Trainer.

Hervé-Boris NGATE, Psychologist / Language and Cross-Cultural Trainer.

[1] Exclamation in Luganda, spoken in central Uganda

5 STEPS TO SUCCEED AS A BLOGGER

5 STEPS TO SUCCEED AS A BLOGGER

My journey as a BLOGGER started 10 months ago from an unexpected situation. So, must I learned was through  an experiential learning cycle process. I would like to share with you the major steps I took when starting my journey as a Blog author and writer.

The Art of Writing Rider Egao

I have always had the passion and the desire to write; Before I started blogging,I had 15 years of writing various contents like a thesis, reports, articles, and proposals.I also have the habit of writing notes when I meditate the Bible.

My first article was supposed to be published on the Blog of an organization who hired me. Unfortunately, we could not go further because of some misunderstanding and …I decided to start my own Blog. A quick turn to wordpres.com and my first article was posted on my Blog (https://seed4future.wordpress.com/)! What a joy when I saw that the article was viewed (2 views).

With great excitement, I published another article until that month I had 24 views and 8 visitors for 4 articles published. I felt an overwhelming joy when I noticed in February that my Blog posts were viewed in 4 countries and one International Organization. That month I had 83 views and 53 visitors.

Reflections to more impactAurora AUDI

In the month of March, I decided  to evaluate the impact of my posts and do some research on how to write better posts. I discovered some tips on how to increase and diversify my audience. I also learned how to make good use of social networks like Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Seed4future/), Twitter (Bngate@twitter2016) and LinkedIn (https://ug.linkedin.com/in/herveborisngate).

BreakthroughBreakthrough

So I decided to act on what I learned, and the only article I wrote on April (https://seed4future.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/la-classe-therapeutique/) increased the visibility of the Blog in an amazing way! I had 142 views and 102 visitors from 12 countries in 3 continents. The following months, I wrote other articles on language (where my major audience is) and reached 163 people with 124 visitors from 22 countries.

Currently, my Blog has about 24oo views, an average of 1800 visitors and more than 30 000 people reached in 91 countries in 5 continents. My greatest joy was when my articles were read for the first time in China and Russia last month.

Open doors mini-mal-me

In the month of June, I used my Blogger competencies to apply for a UN Online Volunteer work and was recruited. This was an amazing month of information and communication job rewarded by a second recruitment in the month of July for the same purpose. Currently, I am volunteering for the UNDP as  a Representative Summaries of Publications and Articles Writer because of the quality of the articles I write on the Blog.

The greatness of a team #DrJessicaEmery #DentalSoirée

As I was moving on, I felt the growing need of community managers to share my posts while I will invest more time in writing and authoring. Currently, I manage a team of 1 community manager and one proofreader of my posts. This is considerably increasing the number of people reached by my Blog posts and, the rewarding part for the team members is the experience they gain in their engagement.

I wrote this with great excitement and I would like to support   you to kick start your own journey as a BLOGGER. If you are interested, send me an email at  seed.42f@gmail.com

 If you have always had the passion for writing and never knew where to start, I encourage you to participate to 4 hours of Master’s Art of BLOGGING training session on the topic “4 SECRETS TO START A SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY AS A BLOGGER”. At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • VALUE YOUR PASSION FOR WRITING AND CONNECT IT TO IMPACT BLOGGING
  • DEVELOP A GROWING AUDIENCE
  • DEFINE A BLOG CONTENT
  • KNOW HOW TO DEVELOP A BLOGGING PLAN

You will have a free access to 4G internet to link the theory with the practice. Therefore, you need to have a personal Laptop, a Tablet or a Smartphone. The day (s) of the training depend on the group interested (maximum 5 persons per group per training session because of the limited capacity of the Modem) and the venue shall be communicated to interested people.For individual training, a specific arrangement can be done on request.

There is also an opportunity for online training through Skype and Whatsapp with supporting documents.

For more details, send me an email to seed.42f@gmail.com

Visit my Blog website https://seed4future.wordpress.com/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Seed4future/

Hervé-Boris NGATE,Cross-Cultural Communication Trainer/Blogger