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Choose the Learn & Lead person or the team

I feel great to see that we have finalized the list of people and teams nominated for the Learn & Lead Awards 2021. There are altogether 34 people who have accepted their nominations for the individual categories such as: the Learn & Lead student, teacher/trainer, leader, developer, school manager and personality. As for the team […]

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6/12 Make trust your priority

ENG | SVK 6th of 12 SMART New Year´s Resolutions for Caring Leaders in 2021 is  Make trust your priority Probably not everything will go as you would like from the beginning. No difficulties are insurmountable, slow down and listen. Be OPEN-MINDED (Learn & Lead Principle 5). “In the ear of fake news, deep fakes, […]

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Transformations of Language Schools Business Models

In recent years we can observe a slow change in the role of the Universities, as educational institutions. While in the near past, Universities has been perceived as the institutions which teach the students, recently we can observe the growing shift to research activities. The modern university today, is both an educational and research institution. […]

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The Learn & Lead Awards 2021

Today Learn & Lead is part of several organisations who have adopted its tools and become part of the Learn & Lead International Network. It is with our pleasure to announce the Learn & Lead Awards 2021 in the following categories where various people coming from various countries are nominated.

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NEW PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Make no mistake, however, that we are just sitting, smiling and brainstorming. Our goal is not only to change traditional language school’s business, but also to develop several modern language programs for adults and also test them against each other. Therefore, soon, as soon as the situation allows, project coordinators will visit language schools in […]

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Do quality classes in language schools equal quality business of language schools?

It is estimated that in Croatia there are about a thousand organizations engaged in foreign language teaching in the form of trades, companies, agencies or simply language schools. There is still a market in Croatia for this type of activity, however, the supply has been steadily increasing over the past thirty years. One of the […]

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ERASMUS+

If you associate this program only with inter-university trips, we absolutely need to broaden your perspective:) Because Erasmus +, in which  HARMONY ACADEMY s.r.o. Slovakia,  PLUS Academia spol. s r.o. Slovakia, Pucko otvoreno uciliste Vinkovci, Croatia, BIEDRIBA EUROFORTIS, Latvia, Centrum Edukacyjne Feniks, sp. z o. o, Poland and the coordinator UNIVERZITA TOMASE BATI VE ZLINE, […]

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The 9 Learn & Lead Principles of a Smart Person

We hope you, your family at home and in your school are doing well. Despite the Coronavirus present all around us our lives cannot stop and we need to find a way how to adapt and succeed in this new world. As you have heard and/or experienced, the Learn & Lead pathway to excellence is one […]

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The Essentials of Financial Management for Educational Managers and Business Owners

What do you know and what can you learn about financial management in your training organisation/school? Introduction to the course Course description: This taster training aims to introduce the essentials of financial management to non-qualified financial managers to help them set up objectives, measure their performance, and plan profitable services. Target group: business owners, entrepreneurs, […]

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Bright Future for Language Schools

Agnieszka Pedzimąż is a graduate of English Philology at the University of Silesia and postgraduate studies in therapeutic pedagogy and education management. English and French language teacher with DELF diploma, Teddy Eddie Lesson Supervisor and Positive Discipline Educator. She has been teaching foreign languages for over 20 years.

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12 SMART Resolutions for New Leaders in 2021

As one of the leaders who chose Sally Percy´s 10 TOP Resolutions for Leaders in 2020 Jana Chynoradska decided to build on them and create these 12 SMART Resolutions for New Leaders in 2021. She interconnects them with the message she recently put together in her little book on “The 9 Learn & Lead Principles of a SMART Person”. It is worth fighting for yourself and your dreams. It is worth being yourself and being aware of your circle of influence in this world.

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It’s time to make your Christmas cake!

Traditionally, Christmas cakes and puddings are made 5-6 weeks before Christmas, although some recipes work well if you make them closer to Christmas. This tradition dates back to Victorian times and is still a fun tradition to take part in with the family.

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December Learn & Lead Fans & Friends UPDATE Community Meeting – 15th December 6pm – 7.30pm

Please enter the date into your diary now as we will celebrate our first Christmas together online. Following the meeting’s UPDATE, we will share a little time together having some fun with games, a quiz and more!

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Autumn Traditions

How do you celebrate Hallowe’en or All Saints’ Day in your country?

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Every Child Matters!

These days, we are launching an EVERY CHILD MATTERS campaign, launching a series of webinars for parents, teachers and adults who care about building a better work or family environment for a healthier life for all of us.

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‘Smart Leaders’ of Industry

This month’s interview with our ‘Smart Leaders’ of Industry is with Alona Kurotova, PhD., – Manager of ‘iCan’ Language School, Bratislava, Slovakia. ‘iCan’ is a member and partner of the Association of language schools in Slovakia.

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An Online Pilot Innovative Management Training Course: How to stay SMART and EFFICIENT in this changing world!

This is a time of uncertainty and often a very challenging time for managers to remain positive leaders while leading their team to success. Learn and Lead have developed a unique an innovative management training course to help managers, teachers, business owners, employers and employees, professionals in all walks of life, to achieve their goals effectively.

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2nd Learn & Lead UPDATE Community Meeting – 20th October, 2020

The 2nd Learn & Lead UPDATE Community meeting took place via Zoom on Tuesday 20th October, 2020. The main objective of the meeting was to update all with the latest news, share learning experiences and ideas and projects for further implementation and development of the Learn & Lead pathway to greatness – synergic development of language training and people and business development.

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Kick off meeting of our Erasmus project KA 203 Strategic Partnerships – Upgrade with Learner – centred Approach

On November 4 and 5, 2020, an online kick-off meeting of representatives of Erasmus + project partners, for which our university is the coordinator took place. The project is called Upgrade with Learner – centred Approach (Innovation with a pupil / student-oriented approach). The meeting was attended by representatives of partner organizations: Mykolas Romeris University, […]

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Learn & Lead News/ October 2020

Find here the latest news from the Learn & Lead action in September 2020.

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INVITATION to the Learn & Lead UPDATE Community Meeting

If you are looking for a great opportunity to learn English, develop international contacts and are willing to share your work experience with others, this is the place you should not miss. Join us for the Learn & Lead UPDATE Community Meeting and experience the energizing atmosphere!

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‘The 9 Learn & Lead Principles’ Intensive Weekend Course via Zoom!

26 – 27 September were the dates of the first intensive Zoom course of the Learn & Lead 9 Principles of a Smart Person. Thanks to all the students participating in this truly international class of French, Indian, Latvian and Slovak students.

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‘The 9 Learn & Lead Principles’ Intensive Weekend Course Reviews.

Here we come with the four feedback videos from our participants of the 9 Learn & Lead Principles of Smart Person’ that took place in August 2020 in Bojnice. This training is exceptional in that it connects teachers and school managers to business employees, managers and businesspeople in other areas.

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A flash from the past!

This five day teacher-training, innovative school management and business training was hosted by CNTC, Alpha Langues, Pau, between the 7th and 11th October, 2019. The training was provided by Jana Chynoradská, HARMONY ACADEMY and Marcel Rypák, IPA, Slovakia.

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An interview with the joint Croatian Coordinators – Andrea Anić Petrović.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Andrea Anić Petrović and I come from a small town in the Eastern part of Croatia called Vukovar. I have been working at Linguapax language school since I finished University.

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An interview with the joint Croatian Coordinators – Berislav Božanović.

I am Berislav Bozanovic, an English and French teacher from Croatia, and principal and owner of Linguapax, a language school located in two Croatian towns – Vinkovci and Vukovar.

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The Learn & Lead Committee.

Congratulations to Jana and the friends of Learn & Lead who volunteered to form the ‘Learn & Lead Committee’. The first meeting took place via Zoom on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

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Happy Birthday! 20th Anniversary of Harmony Academy.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Harmony Academy took place via Zoom on Tuesday 22nd September. Jana opened the evening with a personal welcome and recalled the many international projects Harmony has been involved in.

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Book Launch!

Jana Bartekova Chynoradska launched her latest book ‘9 Principles of a Smart Person’ on Thursday, 10th September, 2020. The book launch took place in the gardens of Juraja Fandly Library, Trnava.

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The 9 Learn&Lead Principles of a Smart Person

We would like to let you know that Jana Chynoradska´s has recently launched her third book named “The 9 Learn&Lead Principle of a Smart Person”. This is what she says about it:

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Future Events

20th ANNIVERSARY of HARMONY in the WORLD

Come and celebrate ‘20 years of HARMONY in the world’ with us via Zoom. We are going to share our experiences, lessons learnt and some tips and tricks for your success in life. We promise lots of fun and a nice atmosphere!

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The inaugural course of the ‘9 Learn & Lead Principles of a Smart Person’ ends with great enthusiasm for the future!

The last lesson for the students on the inaugural course of the ‘9 Learn & Lead Principles of a Smart Person’ took place on Tuesday 25th August via Zoom. Everybody agreed that it has been a fantastic journey as each group works through the Principles towards their SMART objectives.

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KA203 – Upgrade with learner-centered approach.

We are happy to inform you that we have succeeded in obtaining the funding for two new Learn&Lead Erasmus+ projects this year. The pedagogical development of Learn&Lead is going to be elaborated in the partnership led by the team representing KATOLICKA UNIVERZITA V RUZOMBERKU, Slovakia. The detailed description is given below: Project title:                     Upgrade with learner-centered […]

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KA203 – Transformation of a traditional language school by means of business model innovation.

We are happy to inform you that we have succeeded in obtaining the funding for two new Learn&Lead Erasmus+ projects this year. The managerial development of Learn&Lead is going to be elaborated in the partnership led by the team representing UNIV.ERZITA TOMASE BATI VE ZLINE, the Czech republic.

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CONGRATULATIONS! New synergy at work ‘Petrasso & iCan & Harmony’

Jana Chynoradska is proud to announce that ‘Petrasso Language School’, Nitra, Slovakia, is the first language school in the world to accept the Learn & Lead system for the foundation of their next stage in development followed almost immediately by iCan language school from Bratislava.

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Harmony Academy launches the next set of Learn & Lead Teacher Training courses.

Harmony Academy cares about the future of the profession of foreign language teachers and the future of preserving language schools, which are transformed into learning organisations – schools for the 21st century by adopting the Learn & Lead Strategy.  They firmly believe that the current foreign language market offers great, exceptional trainers who work hard […]

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The first Family Weekend Stay course in Bojnice, Slovakia.

The ‘9 Learn&Lead Principles of a Smart Person’ weekend offered 9 ideas that are a guide on the way towards a happier and more contented life. According to a specific life situation a person chooses a principle that resonates the most, at this given time, and then tries to implement it through their ideas and actions.

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August has been a busy month.

While the world has been living through the Covid-19 Pandemic, Learn & Lead has been very active, leading two courses on the ‘9 Learn & Lead Principles of a Smart Person’ …

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Life is short, life is great, life is what we make of it!

Life is short, life is great, life is what we make of it. Often we rush through the days in hope of a better tomorrow and overlook the beauty of what is around us. I was no different… until I realised that

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Publish your articles in the Slovak issue of the HLT (Humanizing Language Teaching) magazine.

It is with our great pleasure and honour to inform you that the Slovak Association of Language Schools (AJS SR) is hosting the October 2020 issue of the Humanizing Language Teaching online magazine run by Pilgrims, the UK.

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Building Partnerships for a Learner-Centred Approach

We were really honoured to be invited to the international contact seminar organized from 2nd to 4th October 2019 in Bratislava.

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Teachers, just keep on learning!

Dear teachers, trainers, managers, you surely agree with me that we are the lucky ones who understand that keeping learning throughout our teaching career is an integral part of our profession.

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UPGRADE your school with AMBER School Manager and its Learn&Lead extension module!

Amber School Manager is a fully integrated cloud-based solution for dynamic school management. It is user-friendly, adaptable and designed to meet your needs while saving you time and money.

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Our Activities Plan for 2019

For those of you who are keen on the Learn&Lead idea here is the list of our planned activities for the coming year. We would love to welcome you to any of our events. Registration for our first key event – The Learn&Lead 2019 Conference – starts from February. Don´t miss your chance and book […]

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Let´s move on together.

Before I start let me wish you all lots of health, happiness, joy, love and success both at home and at work.  2018 was an interesting year for us all in the Learn &Lead team, with lots of new ideas, opportunities and challenges, taking a look back at what we achieved in 2018. Now we have entered […]

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Our Achievements in 2018

2018 was an interesting year for us all in the Learn & Lead team, with lots of new ideas, opportunities and challenges, take a look back at what we achieved in 2018. The next Learn&Lead Erasmusplus project Happy School 2020 project, is helping Harmony to implement the Learn&Lead structure and philosophy into its day to day […]

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Grow with Harmony and Pilgrims 2019

We have successfully managed to organize the 12th GROW WITH HARMONY & PILGRIMS tour where we met and trained more than 80 teachers and trainers in Slovakia and the Czech republic. We went to Trencin, Trnava, Bratislava and Brno and were privileged to be trained by a great Pilgrims teacher-trainer Stefania (Stefy) Ballotto. Before we show […]

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Professional Language Teachers Career Path

Prolant Cap provides a structure for evaluating and developing the professional skills of  foreign language teachers and trainers, who are not within the traditional educational environment.  It uses the European Profiling Grid (e-grid) as a base to assess and recognise the different capabilities and experiences of teachers and trainers, and to highlight where further training […]

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Interview with Vicki Plant

Jana Chynoradská about Vicki Plant When I first met Vicki back in 2013 I was immediately attracted by her British English accent. As a non-native teacher of English who desires to be as good as one can be in this beautiful language I was excited to spend a couple of days with her and work […]

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ADRIES 2018 Conference, 12th to 14th October 2018 in Split, Croatia

ADRIES is designed as an annual conference for school owners and managers, teachers and teacher trainers, education researchers, developers and innovators, technology experts, as well as other professionals in the education industry. It is the first conference of its kind in the region. The conference is divided into two sections: ADRIES Business and ADRIES Education.

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Our Vision and Mission

OUR VISION is to provide organisations with the tools and know-how to enable all their staff to be the best they can be, to constantly evolve and to embrace transformation. OUR MISSION is to create inspiring learning environments by improving the performance …

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The Prolant Cap message

The Prolant Cap project finished in August 2017 and we all are getting ready for the successful launch of its products. We invite you to the Prolant-cap Newsletter 8 where you can read the final words from Jana Chynoradska and also get the dates for the 2nd Prolant Cap Conference in England!

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Expert CLIL Trainer in Bratislava soon!

Linda Polkowski has recently become a trainer of the Learn&Lead Centre of Innovation with her „Empowerment through CLIL” course. She is coming to Bratislava this August in order to provide this specialized teacher-training course to all the Slovakian teachers and trainers who are ready to learn with her!

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I CHOOSE because it´s my life

The book “I CHOOSE because it´s my life“ talks about a birth of a new life within an organisation and is a free continuation of the book “I CAN because it´s my life”. The book points out the role of the Principal manager/Business owner who empowers their teachers/trainers to do so. It reveals the goings-on behind the curtain and brings evidence about the never-ending will-power to cope with the „mistakes“ of the past.

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Welcome to Learn&Lead!

It´s my pleasure to welcome you to our new webpage Learn&Lead. Since the „Learn&Lead Centre of Innovation“ concept was created back in 2010, we have been actively working on its further development. Today we are succeeding in creating ideas, submitting projects and implementing them

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