Reaching New Heights: one studen...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand When RaiAnne Cruz arrived in Costa Rica with a travel group from the Language Academy of the Carolinas back in 2012, she noticed two things immediately: the beautiful, tropical landscape and the friendliness of the people she met. These ingredients turned out to be the perfect recipe both for an unforgettable vacation and an...

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Listening – mastering one ...

    by Liz Rothaus Bertrand I’ve noticed a recurrent worry among some of my beginning French language students. As they start to gain confidence with their new language skills, they suddenly feel defeated when they hear a native speaker and can’t understand. It is a frustrating experience, familiar to many people learning ...

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  • Posted On December 19, 2016
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Italian Christmas Food Tradition...

by Teresa Perretta [Photo: Traditional Cavizungidd from my hometown.] [Reprinted with permission from myitaliandestination.com] With Christmas just around the corner, my family – like so many others both here and in Italy – is starting to make preparations for all of the traditional foods that will be devoured during the holiday sea...

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  • Posted On November 4, 2016
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Ze Quest for a Great Baguette in...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand [Reprinted with permission from CharlotteFive] Is there anything more quintessentially French than the baguette? From the traditional breakfast (slathered with butter and jam) to the post-dinner cheese course, no French meal is complete without it. There are many things I love about visiting the South of France — my husban...

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  • Posted On October 10, 2016
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A new way to travel, inspired by...

[Photo by: Elyse Dashew. The artwork is just as colorful as the food at Pint Central, serving up Argentinian tapas bursting with flavor.] by Liz Rothaus Bertrand Last week, I enjoyed an unforgettable meal that took me on a journey across three different continents. There’s a lot to be said for traveling by fork — a delicious alternativ...

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  • Posted On September 16, 2016
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Mark your calendar: The World Co...

[Photo courtesy of: Latin American Coalition. The Latin American Festival returns to Charlotte Saturday, October 8, 2016.] by Liz Rothaus Bertrand Want to experience the world? Open your door and walk outside! Thanks, in part, to its growing reputation as an international business hub, Charlotte is home to an increasingly culturally diverse co...

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  • Posted On July 28, 2016
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The heat is on… time for a...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand In case you haven’t noticed, it’s hotter than heck outside. With temperatures sizzling in the mid-90s all week here in the Carolinas and being just days away from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it seems like the perfect time to cool off with this cocktail recipe from Portuguese language instr...

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  • Posted On May 18, 2016
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MANUFACTURING APPRENTICES LEARN ...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand Charlottean Matt Brown is getting a leg up in his career in an unconventional way. As a participant in the Apprenticeship 2000 program, he earned money while learning a trade and guaranteed himself a future full time job at PFAFF Molds while he was still a high school student. Now 20 years old, he has completed his studies i...

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  • Posted On May 18, 2016
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Manufacturing Apprentices Learn ...

Charlottean Matt Brown is getting a leg up in his career in an unconventional way. As a participant in the Apprenticeship 2000 program, he earned money while learning a trade and guaranteed himself a future full time job at PFAFF Molds while he was still a high school student. Now 20 years old, he has completed his studies in Mechatronics (a multi-...

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