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Melania Trumpís image used on billboard to sell English classes to Croatians
CNBC ^ | 9/18/2017 | Lucy Handley

Posted on 09/18/2017 11:13:29 AM PDT by simpson96

Want to learn English? What better role model than first lady Melania Trump, whose image has been used by a language school in Zagreb, Croatia, on advertising billboards in the city.

"Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English," the poster from the Americki Institut (American Institute) states, next to an image of Mrs Trump and against a backdrop of the American flag.

The Institut published a picture of the poster in a tweet Friday, with the caption: "We entered the billboard game."

Ivis Buric, the Institute's communications manager, said Melania Trump, who is from Slovenia, was chosen as "the most recognized emigrant to the U.S. from this region," in an email to CNBC.

It is not meant to be a political statement, she added. "In no means is it some kind of political message. It's ambiguous, and we suppose a conversation-starter, but nothing more than that."

The Institute bought five billboards for the poster, but is only running two because of rain preventing their installation, and Buric added that the aim of the advert is to encourage emigrating Croatians to learn English.

"Tens of thousands (maybe hundreds) are leaving the country and moving to places like Ireland, Canada, Australia, and the U.S. primarily in search of a better paycheck. And for those who don't leave, Croatia's primary industry is tourism. So at the moment, the importance of learning English--and learning it well--has never been higher here in Croatia," Buric said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education
KEYWORDS: croatia; english; firstladymelania; flotus; flotusmelania; inspiring; melania; melaniaarticle; queen; queenofamerica; slavs; trump
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1 posted on 09/18/2017 11:13:29 AM PDT by simpson96
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To: simpson96; hoosiermama; Salvation; Right_in_Virginia; reformedliberal; Jane Long; HopeandGlory; ...
Ping to First Lady Melania's List.

Our First Lady is inspiring :)


2 posted on 09/18/2017 11:16:10 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: simpson96

If they are trying to teach people to speak English, wouldn’t writing it in English be a little counter-productive?

Side note, my daughter volunteers with an agency to teach ESL on an individual basis. Her student is a young Hispanic guy. At their first session at the library, he showed her his green card. He sounds like a great kid.


3 posted on 09/18/2017 11:17:19 AM PDT by cyclotic (Trump tweets are the only news source you can trust.)
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To: simpson96

I predict classrooms will be overflowing.


4 posted on 09/18/2017 11:17:57 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: simpson96; SkyDancer
As a Fellow Slav, this just makes me glow.

:)

Look how far we have come. :D

5 posted on 09/18/2017 11:19:05 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: simpson96

I mean this with all due respect to the First Lady:

Her picture could easily sell a snowball to an Eskimo.

Melania Trump encompasses everything an American woman should be.


6 posted on 09/18/2017 11:21:53 AM PDT by Paulie (America without Christ is like a Chemistry book without the periodic table.)
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"I want you to call me Russell, and I'm gonna call you by your first names... because frankly, I'd have a pretty tough time pronouncing some of your last names."
7 posted on 09/18/2017 11:22:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cyclotic
Her student is a young Hispanic guy. At their first session at the library, he showed her his green card. He sounds like a great kid.

Authentic green card? Tell her to never leave the library with him.

8 posted on 09/18/2017 11:28:23 AM PDT by donna (I am thankful and enjoy my safety in America where honorable men protect women from Sharia Law.)
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To: cyclotic

Immersion. It toò is a motivator.


9 posted on 09/18/2017 11:29:05 AM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: dfwgator

The Frence stole most of the vowels from the Slavs..


10 posted on 09/18/2017 11:30:37 AM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: donna

she knows


11 posted on 09/18/2017 11:32:16 AM PDT by cyclotic (Trump tweets are the only news source you can trust.)
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To: simpson96

I’m smiling ear to ear just imagining every butt-ugly liberal woman (which is most of them) smoldering in fury at the thought of how much motivation that a G-rated picture of an attractive conservative lady will be to learn English.


12 posted on 09/18/2017 11:44:46 AM PDT by ALongRoadAhead
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To: simpson96

Ok where is the billboard of Hillary, standing in front of a silhouette of the embassy in Benghazi with the word TREASON instead of english.


13 posted on 09/18/2017 11:56:08 AM PDT by eyeamok (Idle hands are the Devil's workshop)
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To: simpson96

Her image could sell ice to eskimos.


14 posted on 09/18/2017 12:08:02 PM PDT by sipow
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To: KC_Lion

15 posted on 09/18/2017 12:23:12 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: simpson96
Imagine how far you could go with English? Maybe even get on TV.


16 posted on 09/18/2017 12:28:56 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: simpson96

these should be going up in every inner city in the USA.


17 posted on 09/18/2017 12:35:37 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (RINO politicians beware your time is coming ... SOON)
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Since the Dems don’t like America, we ought to have an exchange program: Dems to Croatia and the Croatians to American! Perfect


18 posted on 09/18/2017 12:47:25 PM PDT by Karoo
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To: simpson96

how cool! people who take pride in learning English and who recognize the economic benefits of doing so


19 posted on 09/18/2017 1:30:50 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: cyclotic

If they are trying to teach people to speak English, wouldn’t writing it in English be a little counter-productive?

One of the early scenes in CHINATOWN has Jack Nicholson talking to a mexican kid on a horse goes like this:

Do you ride here often.....kid says nothing

Were you here riding yesterday ..... kid says nothing

Habla English ...... kid says SI


20 posted on 09/18/2017 1:32:55 PM PDT by Jolla
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