Cultures, languages and why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world

"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

The effect of Brexit on people’s relationships – a research

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

New chapter

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

The 3 key ingredients you need to make your language learning journey a success

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

Why traditional language courses organised for busy corporates need a fresh approach

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