대부분 영어회화학원이나 어려서 부터 친숙한 영어학원에 가면,
무엇을 누가 언제 얼마큼 배우고 싶은 여부를 떠나,
무조건 상담전에 무료레벨테스트 라는 것을 치루게끔 합니다
레벨테스트는 과연 누구를 위한 것?Sam Lee
제가 근무했던 영어전문학원에서는 다 공통적으로,
이 영어레벨테스트를 가장 중요한 영업수단?으로 활용했는데..
그게 벌써 약 25년부터 사용되어온 방법이라는 것과
그때나 지금이나 별반 다를것 없이 동일한 수준의 영어레벨테스트를 통해
실제적으로 학원은 수강생 등록을 위해 영어레벨테스트를
가장 쉽고도, 가장 실제적인 객관적 상담자료로 활용함으로 인해,
순수하게 영어상담을 받으러 온 학생들을 재빨리 상담까지 할수 있도록
활용하게 됩니다 :)//
과연 제대로 된 상담이란걸 받아봤을까?
우리는 과연 진정 영어공부에 관해서, 정말 어떻게 공부하는게 지금의 나로써 가장 좋은것인지에 대해 전문적인, 상담이란걸 한번이라도 제대로 받아봤을것인가? 영어공부는 적어도 10년이상 성인이라면 그 누구나 해 왔을테지만, 과연 그런 경험 속에서 영어상담이란걸 받아 본적은 있을까? 있었다면, 과연 어디에서 누구로부터 어떤 상담을 받아봤었는지 한번쯤은 회상해보면, 어떤 상담이 있었는지 고민해 볼 필요가 있을것이다.
Currently based in New York, a city she’s called home since graduating from the School of Visual Arts with an MFA in fine art in 2019, Dana tells us she’s simply never been interested in being anything other than an artist. “Art, and the process of making things has always been the primary way that I am able to process, and understand the world,” she explains. It was at SVA that her unique practice formed, as she explored “digital art, web, fashion, 3D design and printmaking on top of painting and drawing” during her undergrad in graphic design.
- Through her artistic practice, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck invites positivity into everyday life
- Art duo Mazaccio & Drowilal use collage to deconstruct popular culture
- Rosanna Webster, Fon and Fa, and Parker Heyl embody the human qualities of creativity through experimentation
- Through rich and colourful symbolism, Bony Ramírez uses art to reflect on his Caribbean culture
Founded by French-Lebanese sisters Laura and Sophie Tabet, as well as Ulysse Sabbagh, in partnership with Lebanese creatives Flavie Audi and Emilie Kareh, stock will be added to the store weekly until early January. “We have been humbled by the number of people who have come forward and answered the call to help Lebanon,” says founder Laura Tabet. “In these dark times, it’s deeply heartening to witness the artistic community coming together to create a movement that is beyond politics and beyond borders.”
One example of this is Ebony Reprinted, a series of monoprints that present “the healing possibilities of abstraction.” To make the works, Dana used images that circulated in printed adverts and distorted them using paint to “remove traces of exploitative, white-dominated, capitalist, visual language and allow the individuals in these images to regain their agency.” She does this by smearing, pressing and adding texture to paint and, as the individuals and their faces becomes more abstract, the notion is that they also become “exponentially more present.”
As well as Beirut Re-Store’s marketplace, towards the end of October the platform will launch a “special collection of bespoke items” made in collaboration with non-profit organisation Creatives For Lebanon. This collection is already confirmed to feature contributions from Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Supriya Lee.
With a background in both graphic design and art, Dana Robinson’s practice sits at a fascinating intersection. She understands the power of combining imagery and text and the cultural and social connotations that come along with doing so, but she also embodies a freedom of expression often lacking in graphic design, meaning Dana’s portfolio errs towards abstraction and conceptual investigations. The onus of these investigations is on youth, Black female identity, ownership and nostalgia, topics she explores by combining, reproducing and deconstructing vintage materials, found objects and paint.