Month: May 2017

Write in English Like an Expert and  Keeping Your First Language

Write in English Like an Expert and Keeping Your First Language

Almost one and a half year ago, I started the blog seed4future.com with only one thing in mind: the passion for writing. My primary audience were French learners of different levels from beginners to experts. With the purpose of promoting French Language, I  wanted to write most of the articles in French. But, I noticed that articles with high views were the ones written in English.

The first reason was simply because my audience was made up of English natives who were learning French as a foreign language. The second reason was that I started publishing my articles on social media like twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin, and I was amazed by the limited number of views of articles written in French.

At this point, I chose to write 3 of 4 articles in English. Rapidly, I reached thousands of viewers around the globe; I had to come to the evidence that, since I am a novice writer, I should focus on writing more in English to promote my blog. How to do that? I had basic written knowledge in English and, at that time I knew nobody to proofread my articles if written in English.

A happy discovery. I use to write first in French, then used a translation tool to have the text in English; I then looked for a proofreader for quality content before publishing my articles in English. I read an article written by psychologists demonstrating that those who write in a second language develop more creative skills. They are also more inclined to develop their left brain hemisphere potential which controls perception and other skills. I felt motivated and started writing directly in English.

An unexpected link. One of my students was very interested in the relationship between language therapy and dementia. So I suggested to him that we write an article together: he will focus on the medical aspect and I will focus on the language aspect. Later on, that student sends me an email with the link of Grammarly, one of the best proofreader in English.

Helpful supports. At the same time, I had another student who gently accepted to proofread my writings in English. She did it almost for a year. While she was proofreading, I was learning from her to improve my writing skills in English.

A difficult decision. What if you are writing a document so personal that you don’t have the right person to proofread it. I decided to write and proofread my articles by myself using only Grammarly. I also invested more time in reading articles and listening to podcast in English.

It was frustrating to receive feedback concerning mistakes in my contents but it did not discourage me to keep writing in English. Now, I write in English or French depending on my audience and I am planning to make all my contents available in both languages. I am happy for the experience of being read in 117 countries in 5 continents after investing more in writing in English.

If you were to write in another language, which one would it be?

Hervé-Boris NGATE

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The Reality of Life

The Reality of Life

 

Negativity is needed for life to balance

like noise is needed to become silence,

Life of a human comes to an end

which goes with fire or sand,

We have precise time to think

which is enough to get up or sink,

If you have pearls in you hand

Don’t pound, can get mixed with sand,

Be in the life with positive thoughts

so that your mind would not be caught,

concern with your mind, never,

there were so many truth of my life

which became false in a silly smile,

I advise having interest in life

like the work of a sharp knife,

We all got birth to reform

to present a new life zone,

Life is a mirror

which never gets clear,

In life, we used to be an aspirant

which invites us to pay rent(of life),

We always accent to the significant

which bring us to descend,

We should embrace the life

as we do with our lovely wife……………………….

 Written by Anshu pal.

Anshu is a student of a government school of India. Anshu’s passion is to write poems by feeling the nature and by surrounding. Anshu requested seed4future.com to publish  his poems for a better family condition.

 

3 Astuces  que Nos Mamans Utilisent Pour Booster la Créativité de Leurs Enfants

3 Astuces que Nos Mamans Utilisent Pour Booster la Créativité de Leurs Enfants

Moi: Maman, quel est le sens du mot “anticonstitutionnellement”. Je l’ai entendu lors du journal télévisé hier soir.

Maman: Il y ‘a un dictionnaire dans cette maison; Va chercher la définition à l’intérieur.

Peut-être ma mère ne réalisait pas qu’elle venait de me pousser à poser un acte qui fait de moi celui qui écrit aisément un article par semaine aujourd’hui.

En effet, la recherche du sens du mot “anticonstitutionnellement” me conduisit à chercher à comprendre le sens du mot “constitutionnel”, puis “anticonstitutionnel”, puis à comprendre le sens du préfixe “anti” devant certains mots. Depuis ce jour, le sens des mots n’étais plus une énigme car je passais des heures dans le dictionnaire à en chercher le sens.

A la même période, je me souviens que j’aimais écouter la musique classique tout en révisant mes leçons. Je ne me souviens pas comment s’opérait cette harmonie entre la réflexion et l’écoute de la musique, mais je me souviens très bien que mon père était fan des musiques classiques. En fait,Je le voyais souvent préparer des cours ou travailler sur des documents en les écoutant .

Aujourd’hui, après des années d’études et de lectures, je comprends que l’immersion dans cet environnement de lecture et de musique ont contribué à stimuler dans mon subconscient le facteur créatif qui se manifeste par l’écriture.

Pendant mes lectures, j’étais étonné de découvrir que ce que mes parents m’ont inculqué inconsciemment est devenu tout une science du développement humain. En tant que parents, éducateurs , enseignants ou influençeurs, nous choisissons de  créer l’environnement et le cadre qui font de nos protégés les futurs inventeurs, créateurs et innovateurs de demain.

Dans cette perception, cela demande du temps, de la discipline et des sacrifices pour l’éducation de nos enfants. Et nos mamans sont des expertes dans la dévotion de leur vie pour l’épanouissement des enfants. J’aimerais aborder ces trois aspects dans une perspective générale dans la mesure où je reste convaincu que les deux parents contribueraient mieux au développement de leurs progénitures.

Le temps: Il  nous  suffirait de choisir un temps fixe de journée où l’enfant est plongé dans une activité stimulatrice de créativité. Il ne s’agit pas d’un de ces jeux de super héros ou la dernière musique hip hop, mais un contact avec un instrument de musique, un jeu de construction ou une histoire imagée sur les merveilles de la nature et de la famille.

La discipline: C’est une chose de consacrer du temps pour  que les enfants écoutent des musiques éducatrices ou s’adonnent a la lecture et , c’est une autre de le faire de manière consistante au point où l’enfant sait que c’est son heure de s’investir dans son instrument de musique  favoris ou de lire ses contes préférés.

Un peu de sacrifice: A l’ère digitale et à la poursuite du gain accrue, nous sommes tenter de laisser la tâche de susciter la créativité chez nos enfants à d’autres personnes. Prenez  le temps  de jouer avec vos tout petit; Mettez de côté ce match de foot ou cette série télévisée , cette sortie entre copains ou copines, ces heures supplémentaires du weekend et transférez ces moments dans l’éducation d’un des futurs leaders de la génération après vous.

Même au 21e siècle , on retrouve encore des mamans qui seules croulent sous le poids de l’éducation des enfants. Un des meilleurs moyens selon moi pour souhaiter bonne fête à nos  mères , épouses , sœurs  et amies, c’est de s’investir ensemble pour l’évolution des enfants.

Il existe certainement une multitude d’activités qui  pourraient booster l’imagination positive chez nos enfants. Il vous suffit de choisir celles qui convient le mieux à votre environnement et à vos  moyens.

Si vous avez trouvé cet article intéressant partagez-le avec les mamans et les papas autour de vous.

J’aimerais savoir quelles astuces vous utilisez en tant que mère, père ou famille pour éveiller la créativité de vos enfants.

L’éducation qu’une mère donne à un enfant est inestimable et rien ne vaut la contribution d’un père dans la réussite de cette éducation.

Herve-Boris NGATE, Psychologue/ Blogueur

How The Power of Regular Jogging Could Trigger your Creativity Development Life!

How The Power of Regular Jogging Could Trigger your Creativity Development Life!

That morning as I went out for jogging, I noticed how I have been caught up with activities so much that I did not have time to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the new spring. Everything seems new and fresh around me. The running exercise became more and more enjoyable as I moved on.

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When running I reached a place with trees all along the road. From far I could not discern the origin of the pink colors on the floor. The closer I get to the trees, the more I noticed there were leaves fallen from the trees. I felt very excited to running on those pink leaves. It reminded me that the color of love is PINK.

Life is all about loving others. Not the “eros” kind of love as one lady reply to the question: “what is love?” This type of love celebrate differences and grow others despite their weaknesses.

The more I was jogging, the more I remembered I had some more miles to cover. I could feel the pain in my body while running but it could not stop me from moving each step ahead.

That’s the miracle of a loving life: It keeps you going on despite hurts, frustrations, and challenges. Just keep going on as you focus your mind on the beauty of the pink color.

Where that pink beauty lacks, love is absent and everything becomes boring and flat ; Time seems longer… the activity that brought joy, satisfaction and fulfillment becomes a heavy burden one want to unload quickly.

Very soon Spring will give place to Summer, and I can’t wait to discover it numerous beauties. As I enjoy as much as possible the sensation of this spring, I languish for the unexpected sensations of Summer.

If you are bored with life, work or people, set up a regular running program where you’ll get fresh inspiration and boost your energy to keep moving forward. When I went out for running that day, I had no idea it could be an inspiration for one of the blog post of this month. I noticed it’s the same with walking; Choose what fit you and start practicing now!

Can you share with me how you enjoy every new season and how do you prepare to celebrate life during Summer? Or you may want to let me know what activity stimulate your creativity or boost you to move forward.

Hervé-Boris NGATE