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Continued: What we should have learned in school podcast w/ Amy Leo – Part 2

May 23rd, 2019 Posted by Interviews, Language 1 comment

Amy and I talk about learning Finnish, languages and learning in general – a common interest we share, seeing as we’re both married to Finns. We had so much fun that we ended up doing a 2 part episode (under 20 mins each!). So here’s what we covered in part 2’s episode:

On the ‘What We Should Have Learned in School’ podcast w/ Amy Leo – part 1

May 19th, 2019 Posted by Interviews, Language 1 comment

I recently sat down with Amy Leo from the What We Should Have Learned in School podcast to talk about learning Finnish. (My heart swooned when I heard the title of her podcast for the first time!!) We had so much fun that we ended up doing a 2 part episode

On the W8 podcast: my first Finnish interview!

May 12th, 2019 Posted by Interviews, My Story No Comment yet

About 6 months ago, Robson asked me to come on the W8 podcast, with him and Wille, to tell my story – in Finnish.

About 6 months ago, I wasn’t quite sure what my story was, let alone how to tell it in Finnish. So I waited a bit until I couldn’t wait anymore, and one day called Robson to say: “I’m ready. Let’s do it.”

How I became a Finnish Coach: Her Step Forward Podcast Interview

March 25th, 2019 Posted by Life, My Story No Comment yet

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with April and Amanda from the Her Step Forward podcast. We did a podcast episode on unconventional career choices (you can say that again), as well as how I ended up doing what I do! This is some stuff I’ve actually never shared publically before so I’m excited to put it out there. Here’s what we spoke about…

Exploring language souls & identity with Maria Weidner

December 1st, 2017 Posted by Inspiration, Language, People & Profiles, Self Discovery, Video No Comment yet

Meet Maria Weidner: a native Berliner with an Indonesian soul. Maria is also a German teacher and artist. The first time I heard Maria speak Indonesian, time stopped. Maria, German a few moments ago, was no longer a German woman. She’d been transformed into an Indonesian woman, who is clearly Indonesian! Witnessing such a sense of ease, fluidity and joy when Maria speaks Indonesian (a language she learned as an adult) forces us to re-think all the things we thought we understood about culture, languages and ‘who we really are.’

What do learning language & music have in common? An Interview with Fiel Sahir

October 2nd, 2017 Posted by People & Profiles 1 comment

Meet Fiel Sahir: a classical guitarist who speaks multiple languages. He’ll show you how much overlap there actually is between learning a language and playing an instrument!

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Hi! I’m Irina.

I’m a multibelonger to Finland, Canada and Romania, without ONE language or culture to call my own – I have several. My intention is to be present where I am and find inner peace and harmony where ever life takes me. I’m embracing the gems of the ongoing cultural and linguistic transition which is my life and hope to inspire others interested in doing the same. Read my story & more about what I do here.