- On 31 December 2018
I have to say, I am amazed at what people can learn in such a short time - fundamentally because the program is so well-designed. Having been in so many learning environments in my life, I can compare it to many - and I would not say this if I did not believe this program stands out at the top of the list. So thank you for all you have done to develop, and lead, this truly remarkable and valuable experience. Sincerely, Bernie.
When I think of Via Lingua, I think of smiles I shared with teachers and students when crossing a corridor, the gentle short-lived conversations I had with people anywhere at the center, the support of previous laureates and teachers, the hysterical laugh we commonly induce in the Via Lingua room pre, during or post a class. The adrenaline that runs through our veins when students start to walk in and we run our lead-in, list of ICQs and CCQs though our minds. But then, you only have to look at the observer, with his reassuring smile and you know you are in good hands.
Via Lingua made me feel comfortable outside my comfort zone, it made me realize things I took for granted, in English language, interpersonal skills, my paradigm, beliefs, wants and all areas of life.