Close-up photo of Leda. The sun is shining on her face and she is smiling. She has brown eyes and brown, wavy hair.

English with Kirsty – episode 224

Leda shares how reading can help you to develop your vocabulary and broaden your perspective

You can listen to episode 224 here:

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!

Connect with Leda

You can connect with Leda here on LinkedIn and this is the Link for her Bookworm Corner group on LinkedIn.

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