English with Kirsty – episode 224
Leda shares how reading can help you to develop your vocabulary and broaden your perspective
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Ioana-Leda Costea-Nicolae is an English to Romanian Charity and Public Sector Translator whom I met on LinkedIn. Initially I was happy to have found another Romanian connection who enjoys languages, but as I began to read more of her content, I thought she would be a good guest to bring on the podcast too!
Leda loves translating texts that educate, entertain, and inspire: from articles about mental health to child protection documents and educational resources developed by charities. She also loves reading, learning languages, and having a nice cuddle with her dog, Puck.
We talked about:
- Leda’s interest in languages from an early age.
- How reading books, including audio books, can help you to develop your language skills.
- Leda’s book group on LinkedIn.
- Translating children’s books into Romanian
- How Leda got into doing social care, parenting, and mental health content translations.
- The benefits of having a dog!
I had to bring Puck the golden retriever into the episode somehow!
We also had a conversation about LinkedIn and how it’s a good place to make new contacts, share information, and learn. Come and find us there if you haven’t already!
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