This February, grow your mind to go global

Deborah Crimes
Deborah Crimes

2017 Speaker Events

Grow Your Mind to Go Global

Deborah Crimes

Join us February 11, 2017  from 2:00 – 4:00 pm  at the City of College Park – City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740 Free parking is available. NML staff at the door will provide parking passes. Click here for directions.

Deborah Crimes is founder of Lessons From Abroad, which provides world language programs to schools and organizations. She explains the origin of the book:

“This Fall, as I sat and listened to the speakers at the dedication to the African American museum, one speaker quoted Toni Morrison, “If there is a book that hasn’t been written, write it!” and that’s my “Why?” I realized there was a story to be told, an important story, so I wrote it with a few of my friends.

Grow Your Mind to Go Global is a career planning tool for young and old, but especially young people ages 16-25 to encourage them to color outside the lines when choosing a career field and to help them navigate preparing for and finding a job that will take them global.

So, how does this book do that… it tells the stories of many and how they used their world language abilities and/or their cultural competencies to think and GO Global with their careers. This book explores the what, when, and how to make a global career a part of a person’s reality.

As those who love languages and cultures, it is out responsibility to ensure that the love lives on in others. What will we do to ensure that young people take an interest in languages and cultures? What will we do to keep careers that utilize world languages alive? What will we do to ensure that young people are driven to those careers?”

About the Author

Deborah Crimes founded Lessons From Abroad, LLC in 2003. Deborah has a passion for two things: (1) teaching children–she has taught and tutored children in various subjects for the past 18 years, mostly on a volunteer basis, and (2) language and culture—she studied Spanish in high school, college and abroad in Sevilla, Spain and wishes to learn more languages in the near future. By combining these passions, Lessons From Abroad became a reality.

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