Eye Contact – and the Latino Culture.

Eye Contact and the Latino Culture

Have you noticed differences between the Latino Culture and ours? Here in the United States, we value eye contact – but it’s different in the Latino Culture. Look at me. I’m talking to you. What many North Americans don’t understand is that many other cultures are just the opposite. When I was growing up and my Mom or Dad wanted … Read More

I left the Air Force when I was 18

Any BRATS out there?     You know – right? Each Labor Day, I post an image like this one – for my Dad – because I truly appreciate the service that people like my father have given to our country.    Like many, I grew up in the military lifestyle.  I am a BRAT.  I spent my youth travelling from … Read More

It’s time to stop wasting talent.

The following is an excerpt from the book Beyond Words, by James Archer… At The ShareLingo Project, we see a lot of immigrants in our English/Spanish conversation classes. We like to learn more about each other, so we ask what they do, and often we get responses like:        “In Mexico, I was a system’s analyst.”        “In Bolivia, I was a … Read More

Just two things to learn a new language.

ShareLingo Students

Really – there are only two main things to learn a new language: Foundation and Practice Simple, right? I’m an Engineer. I like to break things down and simplify them. Each of these two items has two parts: Foundation a) Vocabulary b) Grammar Practice a) Listening b) Speaking The good news is you can do almost all of this alone – on your … Read More

Be a language Olympian

Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t know the Olympics are on in Rio right now? [Traducción en español debajo – Gracias a Danny Mejia.] As I watch the athletes, I can’t help relating so much of ShareLingo’s mission to these amazing people. Languages, Cultures, and Dedication to a goal. Many of you know that ShareLingo links people who … Read More

About James Archer

JAMES ARCHER is the founder of The ShareLingo Project – a Social Enterprise that helps people who speak different languages connect and understand each other – both literally (the languages) and culturally. While the program was developed primarily to assist individuals and non-profits (schools, clinics, churches, etc.) it has proven to be a very effective solution within the corporate environment as … Read More