Happy International Day of Happiness!
Happiness is a universal emotion that all people want to feel in their everyday lives. We demonstrate our happiness through smiling, facial expressions and laughter but in many cases, a person’s culture plays an important part on how they freely express their emotions.
In a ‘neutral’ culture emotions are more controlled, feelings are not shown but kept subdued. In contrast, an ‘affective’ culture shows their feelings by laughing, smiling and gesturing spontaneously.
In his book Riding the Waves of Culture, interculturalist Fons Trompennars lists cultures on a spectrum from Neutral to Affective.
“The tutor prepares the classes based on our needs and interests – it’s definitely not a standard class just based on our proficiency level.”
Business English for Brazilian Expats
"I have been having very intensive French lessons over the last 5 weeks in preparation for my expat move. Our tutor did a fantastic job of developing a lesson plan, prepping me for the essentials and covering the basics, giving me a strong French foundation on which I can build over the coming years. She was very flexible with lesson times, working around my schedule and always brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm, no matter how early in the morning or late in the evening it was!"
Intensive French Programme
Babel is exhibiting at the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2019, NEC, Birmingham on 15th & 16th October 2019. We have a number of VIP Entry tickets for the Exhibition and if you would like to be nominated or to find out more, please do get in touch. Alternatively we look forward to meeting you on Stand G40.