Meet Iain Lindsay, the British Ambassador adored by everyone in Hungary

His Hungarian is impressive to say the least, his accent and humour is admirable. He is relatable, funny and intelligent, and very active on social media. Iain Lindsay, the British Ambassador in Hungary, has won over people's hearts and become a bit like a celebrity in Hungary. Why? Nelson Mandela once said: "If you talk … Continue reading Meet Iain Lindsay, the British Ambassador adored by everyone in Hungary

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

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 …

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 …