"You're always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct; the world is always changing. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort - but the road to knowledge is full of joy.” Words of wisdom, by the brilliant Paulo Coelho. It caught my attention … Continue reading Learning and the road to knowledge …
Fellow pilgrims have shared their Camino experiences and insights in this wonderful collection of stories, packed with loads of practical tips and emotional wisdom.
"A language [...] is not merely a set of grammatical rules or a vocabulary. It is a flash of the human spirit, the vehicle by which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world. Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed of thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities.” … Continue reading Cultures, languages and why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world
I'm working on preparing a talk on the role of languages in business after Brexit. For that, I'm conducting a little research and I'd love to hear your thoughts. The questions are aimed at Brits, but if you've had any interesting experiences relating to this topic as a non-Brit, I'd still be interested in hearing … Continue reading The effect of Brexit on people’s relationships – a research
While machines may move quicker than us, they miss what makes our species really special: our ability to trust, cooperate, create and innovate. “If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years from now, we're going to be in trouble,” said Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, China's e-commerce giant at Davos 2018. … Continue reading Education will help humanity thrive
I keep catching myself feeling overwhelmed a lot recently. It's not surprising, given that I'm involved in the day-to-day running of multiple businesses, I'm launching a new one in January 2018, I want to keep myself in the loop when it comes to industry news, business news, client feedbacks, and just like anyone, I need … Continue reading An app I’ll be using on a daily basis in 2018
This website/blog started back in March 2016 with the goal to start writing out some of the ideas that keep crossing my mind that I thought would benefit anyone interested in language studies, personal and business development. Now, it's time to start a new chapter. Over the past 10 years in London, I've worked with … Continue reading New chapter
How much is it per hour? One of the first questions client ask when considering signing up for a language training programme. While price is indeed an important factor, here are a few key points I think should be considered when it comes to evaluating different offers from different teachers. 1. Learning a language is … Continue reading How much should I pay for language lessons?
Are you wasting time learning words that you're likely never use? Learning animal names can be fun but let's be honest, unless you are a zoologist, it's highly unlikely that you'll ever use those words, so why would you bother learning them in the first place? Makes sense, right? Yet, so many times, we spend … Continue reading The 3 key ingredients you need to make your language learning journey a success
What can we do to make the language training process more effective in international companies and organisations? Here's what I've seen over the past 10 years of working with corporate clients in the finance industry. Big international corporations who recognise the importance of providing foreign language training for their employees, usually engage independent training companies to … Continue reading Why traditional language courses organised for busy corporates need a fresh approach