Skip to comments.Melania Trump’s image used on billboard to sell English classes to Croatians
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.
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Our First Lady is inspiring :)
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.
I predict classrooms will be overflowing.
Look how far we have come. :D
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.
Authentic green card? Tell her to never leave the library with him.
Immersion. It toò is a motivator.
The Frence stole most of the vowels from the Slavs..
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.
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.
Her image could sell ice to eskimos.
these should be going up in every inner city in the USA.
Since the Dems don’t like America, we ought to have an exchange program: Dems to Croatia and the Croatians to American! Perfect
how cool! people who take pride in learning English and who recognize the economic benefits of doing so
If they are trying to teach people to speak English, wouldnt 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
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