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James began thinking about The ShareLingo Project in 2012 after trying, and failing, to learn Spanish. But once he realized that face-to-face practice could make all the difference, he made progress, and is now fluent. While learning Spanish, James felt a strong desire to connect with native Spanish speakers for conversation practice, and to also learn about the many cultures that make up our community. WHY aren't there more places that connect people from different cultures to practice together? In 2013, he founded ShareLingo and began work on developing the proprietary model and methods that the company uses. In addition to the United States, James has lived in Australia and Europe, and has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Latin America. Prior to developing ShareLingo, he had been a Computer Engineer, the General Manager of Australia’s largest conference and Exhibition Company, an art gallery owner, and an inventor, holding multiple patents in his name. James has served on multiple corporate and non-profit boards. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester.

Sep 08

The Solution To Workplace Diversity

By James Archer | Cultural Diversity

Let’s face it… “Mandatory Diversity Training” doesn’t work. At best, it alienates and annoys your staff and at worst, can actually harm intercultural relations instead of the intended goal. According to the Harvard Business Review, “A study of 829 companies over 31 years showed that diversity training had “no positive effects in the average workplace.” Millions of dollars […]

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Sep 02

Inventor’s language learning program builds communities, aids businesses

By James Archer | News , Press Release

DENVER – (Aug. 9, 2017) – All he wants to do is bring people together in the interest of world peace. Contact: Steve Krizman Cell: 303-506-1667 Email: steve.krizman@sharelingo.org James Archer of Aurora, Colorado, parlayed his success in inventing software and kitchen gadgets to spend his “early retirement” designing a way to help people become conversant […]

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Aug 25

Celebrate Labor Day without bias. 

By James Archer | Blogs

[Traducción en español abajo] Labor Day. Do you celebrate, or even know, it’s historical roots? Or is it just the unofficial end of Summer and the last three-day weekend before the kids really get into the new school year? I have to admit that, even though Autumn is my favorite season, I’m always a little […]

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Aug 19

Pronunciación de “ed” en inglés.

By James Archer | Blogs

Para todos nuestros amigos que están practicando pronunciación en inglés.   /id/   Pronounced with the sound “id”. Verbs English Verbos Español T –  Wanted     D –  Needed Ever since I met her, I wanted to go to a party with her.  But when I asked her, she was ashamed to tell me that […]

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Aug 10

Be a language Olympian

By James Archer | Blogs

Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t know the Olympics are on in Rio right now? [Traducción en español debajo – Gracias a Danny Mejia.] As I watch the athletes, I can’t help relating so much of ShareLingo’s mission to these amazing people. Languages, Cultures, and Dedication to a goal. Many of you know […]

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