José Hellberg i Falguera, director of SI Agency in Gothenburg, Sweden, has won the first of two free flights to the 2007 IALC workshop in Cape Town. José was one of 208 agents to complete the IALC online survey in 2006 and enter to IALC prize draw. A second draw takes place at the IALC Reception during the International Languages and Education UK Fair in Brighton, England, on 30 August 2006.
Accepting his prize, José said: “I have always regarded myself as being a man with luck in love and therefore I do not know if I should laugh or cry, when finding out that I have won this unexpected prize - a trip to IALC´s fantastic workshop in Cape Town in 2007. In Sweden, like in most countries, there is a saying: ”Good luck in love, bad luck at play”. I hope that this prize does not mean that this saying comes true!
From the very beginning, SI Language Travel made a decision which implies that we refuse any cooperation with large multinational companies. Therefore, it came very naturally to us to cooperate with IALC schools, even when the number of schools was so small that we could always recognise everyone's faces.
Not only because I have come to get to know so many IALC members as the years have passed by and not only because there is a very positive relationship between all the staff from IALC schools and our staff from SI Language Travel, but because we have simply ”fallen in love” with IALC and because there is no other language association which is even close to being as fantastic as IALC and the work-shop you organise, which I am so proud to have won. Thank you!”