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Márcia Eliasson

Chemo Brain – Språkinlärning trots cancer

Jag fick en aggressiv bröstcancer i oktober 2018 (4 tumörer, trippel negativ). Jag gick igenom cellgiftsbehandling, operation och strålning. Mina kognitiva förmågor påverkades och jag hade många problem med bland annat koncentration, inlärning och minnet. Men jag hittade min väg genom kampen och använde några strategier för att fortsätta utveckla de språk jag hade lärt mig. Efter behandlingen så var jag utmattad, men jag kom i kontakt med tekniker baserade på neurovetenskap för att hjälpa min återhämtning och sätta hjärnan på rätt spår igen. Idag får jag fortfarande en förebyggande behandling mot cancer, jag kämpar fortfarande med någon form av trötthet, men jag fortsätter att lära mig språk och jag har kunnat börja en ny karriär som språkcoach för att hjälpa andra att övervinna sin rädsla inom språkinlärning och inse att deras väg till ett nytt språk kan vara enklare än de tror.

I den här föreläsningen kommer jag att dela med mig av tankesättet (mindset), motivationen och metoderna som hjälpte mig att hålla kärleken till språk vid liv, samtidigt som jag kämpade mot cancer. Om du tillämpar eller delar med dig till andra åtminstone en insikt från föreläsningen så har jag nått mitt mål. Välkommen!

Title: Chemo brain – Learning Languages Despite Cancer

Talk in Swedish, with subtitles in Swedish, English and Portuguese

I had an aggressive breast cancer in October 2018 (4 tumors, triple negative). I went through chemo, surgery and radiation. My cognitive abilities were affected and I had a lot of issues with concentration, learning and recalling information, among other things. But I found my way out of the struggle and used some strategies to keep developing the languages I have learned. After the treatment, I was burned out, but then I got in contact with techniques based on neuroscience to help me recover and put my brain back on track again. Today I’m still receiving preventive treatment, I still fight with some sort of fatigue, but I keep learning languages and I was able to start a new career as a language coach to help people overcome their fears within language learning and to realize that their way to fluency can be easier than they believe. In this talk I will share with you: the mindset, motivation and methods that helped me to keep the love for learning languages alive, while fighting against cancer. If you apply or share at least one insight from this talk with others, then my goal will be achieved. Welcome!

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10 Comments

  • Debs says:

    Márcia this is such an inspiring talk. I took pages of notes and had to walk away for an hour to absorb it all before giving feedback.
    Firstly I want to say that I very much admire your strength. I have never fought cancer but my husband has so I do have a little insight into the battle.
    Secondly I discovered during your talk that many, if not all of your tips can be applied to all language learners struggling with something, even if it is not a lifethreatening illness.
    Speaking about the 4 M’s Mindset, Method, Motivation and Mankind is a great foundation for achieving what you want, be it language aquisition or something else.
    I am going to apply your method and philosophy to my future projects. Thank you so very much for opening up and sharing your experience.

  • Márcia_Eliasson_Language_Coach says:

    Hej Vanessa! Tack för din feedback. Jag hoppas att du fick nån tips som du kan använda själv eller hjälpa andra. Ha det så gott.

  • VanessaSchick says:

    Tack så jättemycket för att du delar det här med oss, Mácia! Vilken rörande berättelse! Jag önskar dig allt gott!

  • Anja Spilker says:

    Subtitles for this inspiring video are now available in Eng, Pt and Swedish. Thank you so much Márcia for sharing your experience with us.

  • Márcia_Eliasson_Language_Coach says:

    Tack själv Heather. I hope to meet you in one of the rooms. Enjoy the event.

  • Márcia_Eliasson_Language_Coach says:

    I am glad you liked the presentation Basianat and I hope you found useful advice to apply. Are you studying Swedish?

  • basianat says:

    What a fascinating presentation and so extremely well organised! Thank you so much for doing it in Swedish också! I have to admit I have never heard of chemo brain before. Tack so mycket!!

  • Márcia_Eliasson_Language_Coach says:

    Hi MichaelJ,

    Thanks for watching.

    I have sent subtitles in Swedish, English and Portuguese to the organizers, but it seems they had some difficulty as it’s not working.

    I hope they will fix it soon, so you will be able to understand it fully.

    Good luck with your Norwegian!

  • MichaelJ says:

    I got the gist from your slides. Thank you for sharing what you have learned from your illness and your language learning. I have problems understanding spoken or written Swedish, but I am studying Norwegian.

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