I learnt the English word ‘peculiar’ from my dear Spanish friend Elena, about 8 years ago: We were talking about a guy (obviously) and she used this word to describe him. I’ve never heard it before, and I remember how surprised Elena was that it was a completely new word to me. We had huge…… Continue reading A fun but effective way to learn new vocab
Last Wednesday, we visited Wimbledon to see the British Johanna Konta (born to Hungarian parents!) to play the Puerto Rican Mónica Puig on No.1 Court. This would have been our first ever tennis experience thanks to a dear friend who surprised us with two tickets. However we didn’t see one single tennis ball yet alone…… Continue reading What a day in Wimbledon taught to someone who doesn’t know much about tennis
In other words: How to communicate effectively who you are and what you do … Whether you run your own business, maybe just starting out or you work for a company, the way you introduce yourself directly influences the way people perceive who you are. Yet, most people find it incredibly hard to answer this…… Continue reading Answering the question ’What do you do?’
To sum it all up in one sentence: It all depends on your learning style, personality, your availability, desired learning pace and location. In this article, I’ll explore the pros and cons of both so you can decide what fits you best. Learning in a group class Pros: There is usually a real supporting atmosphere…… Continue reading Group class vs One-to-One – is there an ideal format for language studies?
In this article, I’ll explain to you 3 key factors you need to know about if you want to speak a language flawlessly. Firstly, you’ll learn a little about how we create sounds. Then, I’ll explain how children learn their mother tongue and how we learn foreign languages at a later stage in our lives.…… Continue reading Why it’s so hard to learn the pronunciation of a language …
Thinking about starting to learn another language? Or maybe you want to brush up on your existing language skills? If you make the decision and go for it, let me tell you: You’re in for a fantastic ride! You’ll expand your horizons and contribute to your personal development in ways you couldn’t even imagine. What…… Continue reading 12 (not so obvious) benefits of learning another language
I couldn’t agree more with the brilliant Marie Forleo. So here is her bit of wisdom, one more time: “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” I tested this idea in the past month, and can confirm it’s super true! These are the 9 lessons I’ve learnt since starting this website/blog a month and a day…… Continue reading 9 Lessons I’ve learnt since starting this website
Similarities between a good teacher and a good marketer.
You have a great idea, a product or service that you truly believe in and it could help people make their lives better. FANTASTIC! You have done your fair bit of market research, and you find that it already exists in some shape or form. SH*T! Doubt creeps in: It’s not unique enough. It’s been…… Continue reading Finding your own voice
I just came across this sentence and it struck me. How true – in our case, for sure! A little history When I was a child, I started to read before going to school. I was fascinated by the beautiful shape of letters and that they actually stood for and meant something. Bit by bit,…… Continue reading Books can change your life