Career Certifications in Wallingford

$119 for a Flight-Instruction Package with a One-Hour Flight from Oxford Flight Training ($265 Value)

Oxford Flight Training

Oxford

The flight-instruction package includes pilot handbooks, a logbook, and an hour of flight

$265 $119

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$159 for Introductory Flight Lesson at Connecticut Flight Academy ($400 Value)

Connecticut Flight Academy

South Meadows

During introductory flight lessons, certified flight instructors split the time between ground school and in-air flight time

$400 $159

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90-Minute Flight Experience with Optional Guest Passenger or Video from Global Aviation Corp. (Up to 52% Off)

Global Aviation Corp.

Multiple Locations

Students get hands-on experience learning the basics of operating a small aircraft on the ground before their discovery flight in the air

$339 $169

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$110 for $200 Worth of Beauty-School Classes — Elegant Beauty, LLC

Elegant Beauty, Llc

Bethel

From the merchant: Two-day class, four hours a day, for women who want to learn proper makeup techniques and personalized color selection

$200 $110

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming Session with Health, Addiction, or Emotional Consult at NLP Berkshires (50% Off)

NLP Berkshires

Sheffield

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) sessions are used to unlock pathways in the mind in order to promote overall wellness

$200 $100

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$99 for a Two-Day Intro to Bartending Certification PE and a Flair Course at Allstar Bartenders Training ($345 Value)

Allstar Bartenders Training

Multiple Locations

Intro to bartending courses held in mock cocktail lounge educate students in art and science of bottle flips and mixed-drink preparation

$345 $99

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Learning a new language will expose you to new cultures and experiences, but the task may be more challenging for some. Read on for a few tips on mastering your chosen tongue.

Learning a New Language: How to Think Like a Child

It wouldn?t be unusual for a toddler to ask for a cookie in two, or maybe even three languages. That?s because children as young as 2 are hardwired to internalize and mimic whatever languages they hear. With regular use, those skills can last a lifetime.

After a certain point, though, around age 12 or 13, something in the brain?we?re not quite sure what?shifts, and language acquisition becomes markedly more difficult. Straight-A students can find themselves struggling in Spanish class, and even the most persistent adult language learners may never acquire perfect fluency. Although adult brains will never return to their former sponge-like state, there are a few strategies that can ease the language-learning process.

Listening: Children absorb the sounds around them for months before ever uttering a word. This ?silent period? is spent internalizing vocabulary and sentence patterns. Adults, too, can benefit from focused listening, whether through movies, music, or podcasts in their target language.

Multiple Methods: Some language classes focus on rote memorization and discussion of grammar, and others use total language immersion to mimic the state of childhood learning. Ideally, language learners should combine elements from both methods. Immersion is a great strategy for practicing vocabulary and conversation, but an adult?s advanced understanding of grammar can make it easier for them to learn new verb tenses and sentence structures.

Motivation: Just as kids approach their first words with enthusiasm, attitude is a critical factor for adult language learners. Students can often stay motivated by setting specific goals, such as holding a conversation with a native speaker or ordering off a French menu using only past participles.

Fearlessness: There?s no getting around the fact that adults have a harder time mastering new pronunciations. However, a fear of mispronunciation shouldn?t stop someone from practicing their new language aloud. Many cultures are used to hearing their language spoken with a foreign accent, and even imperfectly structured sentences can still convey their meaning through context. In short, practice makes perfect?even if it isn?t perfect in practice.

88 Kondracki Lane
Wallingford,
CT
US

Signature service: Proven Speed-Reading Training

Established: 1988

Pro Tip: Your past does not reflect your future. You can learn to read better and faster.

Q&A with Abby Marks Beale, Course Creator

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

The Rev It Up Reading online course is the result of 25 years of in-person training experience and extensive study on how people learn. It is highly interactive, challenging you to think about who you are as a reader and to begin incorporating the proven strategies into your reading workload. You are supported the whole way with 24/7 access to [me] via email.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?

This can be your first online course. It's easy to follow and engaging. We have great customer service if you need any help.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?

How personal we are. [I], the course creator and speed-reading expert, am accessible via email (and by phone when needed). We are very customer-service oriented.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Having the 10 Days to Faster Reading ebook included in the course is a great resource to keep when you are done with the course.

5 Dogwood Lane
Wallingford,
CT
US

Head instructor Camila Gabriel first fell in love with teaching before she even went to college, when she worked as a swimming instructor at the YMCA. She fell in love with her students and while at school, did everything she could to get back into the classroom. Today, Camila and her fellow teachers help students of all ages succeed in the classroom through tutoring and classes.

60 Church Street
Wallingford,
CT
US

The Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC provides patients with a comfortable, holistic dental experience, treating the whole person and not just the pearly particulars. Dr. N. Summer Lerch will have a heart-to-heart with your entire mouth, examining the teeth, fillings, muscles, jaw joints, and soft tissue (a $168 value). Four bitewing x-rays fly between teeth to detect decay and call fowl on cavities (a $72 value). Finally, bacteria-battering brushes clean teeth (a $195 value) before a second act scale and polish (when necessary). Leave with all the knowledge you need to maintain a healthy smile, surly scowl, or spaghetti comb. Contact the Center of Esthetic Dentistry, LLC to make an appointment.

2 Whitney Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

Chef Rafael Palomino is a busy man. When he's not writing cookbooks?so far, he's authored five?he's working the stove at one of his many restaurants, dotted across three states.

Wherever he goes, Palomino weaves together flavors learned from growing up in Bogot?, Colombia, and cooking in France and New York City. At Pacifico, he and his staff whip up Nuevo Latino cuisine with a focus on seafood, including a signature seafood paella, steaks drizzled in a saffron-mojito sauce, and tapas.

As impressive as Pacifico's food is, the drink menu isn't the least bit overshadowed. CBS Connecticut named its mojitos?of which there are eight, including varieties made with coconut and passion fruit?some of the Top Rum Cocktails in Connecticut. The remainder of the cocktail menu blends spiced-up takes on classic cocktails and Latin America?invented staples such as caipirinhas, demonstrating a breadth and coherence that snagged the restaurant an honorable mention on Connecticut Magazine's list of the best cocktails of 2013. Pacifico's liquor cabinets also host an extensive wine list, a roster of rum and brandy, and a massive collection of tequila.

220 College St.
New Haven,
CT
US

A renowned artist whose work has graced shows at major museums, Brainard Carey knows the difficult journey from aspiration to success firsthand. Through The Art World Demystified, he helps connect artists at all levels – from those just starting out to others seeking major breaks in mid-career – to opportunities for shows and sponsorship. In his subscription-based newsletter, Brainard spotlights not only deadlines for grants, awards, and residencies, but also interviews major figures in the arts, such as Pablo Picasso's favorite brush. He even extends his services directly to individual subscribers with one-on-one mentoring, which ranges from answering questions to consulting artists about their work and networking skills.

41 Young Street
New Haven,
CT
US