The language learning journey

The language learning journey is far more predictable than we might think. No matter for what reason you want to speak a language, there are 4 individual stages you need to get through in order to become a ‘comfortable language user’. Each of these phases come with their own set of challenges and struggles. If you…… Continue reading The language learning journey

The true cost of not learning a language

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Trouble getting from A to B, not knowing how to  politely apologise for an inconvenience, not understanding what other people are saying around you, afraid of being misunderstood … Just a few of the practical problems my clients articulate when signing up for a language coaching programme. But the underlying problem is much more complex:…… Continue reading The true cost of not learning a language

What to expect from a 20-hour language training programme

Thinking about signing up for a language training programme? Most language schools offer 20-hour courses. 20 seems to be a magic number when it comes to language studies indeed. Why? In 20 hours, you can indeed achieve certain short-term goals, it’s a relatively low-cost initial investment and it will also help you get a feel…… Continue reading What to expect from a 20-hour language training programme

So Gabi, what exactly do you do then?

German & Hungarian Language Coach, Marketing & Communication Strategist, Author, Blogger, Entrepreneur – that’s what you’d find on my business card today.
Some people say that it’s perhaps a little too much. Well, I tend to disagree :)

Why do I call myself a ‘language coach’?

I get this question whenever I get new inquiries. Good point – why not language teacher or trainer or tutor? Here’s the answer: In my classes, I do so much more than teaching: My duty is to get the best out of you, to inspire you and guide you along the way to reach a…… Continue reading Why do I call myself a ‘language coach’?

Why it’s so hard to learn the pronunciation of a language …

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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 …