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Change to become a better professional

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danaIn a Skype interview, Ákos Gerold talks to Dana Poklepovic, an ESP teacher and intercultural trainer, language school owner and BESIG Business Online Teammember from Buenos Aires.

Dana, when I fi rst met you at the 48th International IATEFL Conference in Harrogate last year, I was impressed by how many different things you are involved in. Could you tell us what you do?

First of all, thank you for interviewing me for MELTA News. It is a pleasure to share my experience with you.

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10 Subtle Cultural Mistakes You May Make Doing Business in China

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Any preconceived notion of China by Western businesspeople is a falsification, for China is infinitely more complex a place than can be imagined. Eden Collinsworth should know. She moved to Beijing in 2011, launched an intercultural communication consultancy, and wrote a best-selling Western etiquette guide for Chinese businesspeople -- learning a whole lot about her herself in the process. She compiles her experiences in a new book out today, “I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson.”

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A Turning Point in my Professional Life

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There are experiences that leave an indelible mark in our lives and this is how I describe my trip to Harrogate. I am a Business English trainer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My passion for teaching languages and interacting with people from different cultures led me, some years ago, to become a member of IATEFL and actively participate in BESIG. This year I was awarded one of the two Facilitators Scholarships to attend the 48th IATEFL Annual Conference in Harrogate.

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