Brazil

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August 4, 2014

Connecting With Your Listener When You Don’t Know the Language

If you don’t know Portuguese, it is difficult to communicate in Brazil because less than 5% of Brazilians speak English. Our Let’s Start Talking team […]
September 4, 2012

Speaking with an Interpreter

Even in the United States, we sometimes feel by the audience reaction that we need an interpreter. We may think, “I am speaking English to […]
August 20, 2012

Winter in Natal

I do not like winter!  I don’t like waking up on a January morning when the temperature is below zero and six inches of snow […]
July 24, 2012

Making Your Space Count

In the neighborhood where we work, residents do not have much space for a yard. The churchyard is about 4 feet by 20 feet and […]
July 15, 2012

Thumbs Up!

I speak no Portuguese, and English is not a common language here in Natal, Brazil. But after much trial and error, I have found that […]