I’ve been working as an independent language coach for over 10 years in London. I’ve had loads of wonderful clients whom I’ve been teaching either German or Hungarian, but I’ve been feeling lonely in terms of enjoying the company of colleagues and fellow language professionals.
Yes there are professional conferences, there are loads of different workshops, talks and trade shows one can attend, but I personally found that we kind of go our own way, and we don’t really talk and connect with each other.
So I decided to create a platform where fellow language teachers, trainers, tutors, coaches, translators, interpreters, intercultural skill experts, voice coaches, language and speech therapists, actors, language consultants, researchers etc. could meet every once in a while to discuss all things languages and career in a supportive, informal environment.
This new initiative is called Language Professionals’ Networking Event, it takes place once a month in a cosy little bar just outside Old Street Station.
If you stumble across this post in the online universe, and you’re interested in languages, you may want to check out the event’s page for future dates and programmes:
On another note, I’ve come to realise what a rewarding experience it is to build communities of like-minded people. London is a wonderful city with so much potential for fellow professionals of all kinds to meet so if you ever feel lonely, it’s likely that there are others who feel the same way. If you find that there’s some sort of community that’s just not present, I’d like to urge you to create one. People crave for personal connection in an increasingly online world.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ―