OPAL 5 – Beliefs, Modelling and Motivation

Beliefs, Modelling and Motivation… Do you know yours? Great to be here again – I hope you all having better weather than we are here – rain, freezing cold and grey! Beliefs, modelling and motivation, if correctly aligned, can be the ultimate breakthrough to success…. Let’s start with a short exercise! Get pen and paper…

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OPAL 4 – Actions Speak Louder than Words

“Actions Speak Louder Than Words” – do they? Try OPAL! OPAL – what is it besides being a miracle working magic to achieve genuine fluency, become a “different person”, acquire a second language and even a second FIRST language? Yves, the genius that created and developed OPAL (read more here) is French by birth and…

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OPAL 3 – The Chameleon: He’s a native alright, but from which continent?

OK so I’m English, VERY English even, (well Irish/English cross with a bit of Scottish thrown in, and a few drops of Spanish blood several centuries ago), although ancestors such as Captain Cook have given me a complete and utter addiction to travel, discovery, exploring, languages, cultures… You get the idea? Most people consider me…

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OPAL 2 – Get by, fluent or bilingual

Fluency – what does it mean? The definition of scales and levels is determined by the Council of Europe. Levels are divided into 3 basic categories, A, B and C and then subdivided further. I am apparently bilingual (French), I was trilingual, (French and Spanish) although there are days when I have strong doubts! I…

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OPAL 1 – Integration or Repudiation

If you live in a different country do you understand, accept and support what goes on around you or are you always comparing negatively with the “better” way of doing it in your own country? Cross cultural integration and awareness is a major part of relationship building, success and ultimately happiness when in contact with…

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OPAL – Introduction

OPAL – The magic spell for learning another language… Created and developed by the genius of Yves Thevenot: “The OPAL credo is the acquisition of another language as a genuine second language and even a «second 1st language» in its advanced levels! The main goal of the Opal method is to favour the fluent integration…

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