On the day of the UK's component of the European Parliament Elections I was interviewed live for a Hungarian news channel called HirTV. It was a very interesting experience to see how a brilliant news reporter works live and what sort of linguistic and other challenges one has to overcome in split seconds, when in front of the camera. Here's what I said - and what I didn't have time to say ...
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
Now, at a time when technology is changing everything around us, Collisions is a salient message about how the past continues to reverberate across the generations.
I was asked to contribute to a soon-to-be-published book on how to grow your reputation, by internationally recognised marketing expert Timea Kadar. My piece will be a case study on how to start an event.
2018 was full of ups and downs, challenges and successes, surprises and disappointments, sad and joyous moments, and the occasional overwhelm. I've not really had any goals or plans that I stuck to. I let most things evolve spontaneously, went with the flow and listened to my intuition. My highlights from 2018: Seeing my clients … Continue reading What a year it’s been …
A few weeks ago, I was asked to comment on the results of an interesting research that was conducted by Vervesearch, an international marketing agency in collaboration with GoCompare. They took 10 of the world's languages that you can regularly hear spoken in the UK and tasked 1000 Britons with recognising them. The objective was to … Continue reading Ear for language – my thoughts on an exciting survey
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” /Albert Einstein/ On this #WorldTeachersDay, I'm grateful for all the teachers, mentors, coaches, colleagues, supporters I've had and continue to have - including my clients who all teach me, inspire me, keep me on my toes and empower me … Continue reading World Teachers’ Day
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 … Continue reading Building communities
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