My key takeaways from the workshops and conversations at the first International Language Coaching conference, with links to the speakers’ websites in case you’d like to follow their work more closely.
In my very first podcast episode, I talk about why having your own website is essential to be able to make a living as a freelance language service provider.
Friday morning. My door bell is ringing. I’m like: It’s lockdown. And I’m not expecting any deliveries today. Who could this be? A lady with a beautiful bunch of flowers is on my doorstep. – Are you Gabi?- Yeeaas.- This is for you.- Ahm. Oakeeeey. Thank you. I close the door. Open the envelop like…… Continue reading 300
I have a mixed relationship with the word ‘student’ in the context of my work. I’m a language teacher: a German and Hungarian language trainer and coach. I run a boutique language training company called ProLingua Global. My typical clients are executives in the financial services industry. They turn to me not necessarily because they NEED…… Continue reading Why I’d never refer to my clients as ‘students’
If you offer your services to anyone and everyone, you might end up speaking to no-one.
I hosted, organised and attended a fantastic 2-day training event on language coaching with Gabriella Kovacs, internationally accredited language coach, business communication trainer, teacher trainer. My mind is still buzzing as it was a mind-blowing experience full of new and never anticipated insights into my own language teaching practice. It’s time to re-define who I…… Continue reading Language coaching, teaching, training – re-defining what I do
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
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
In a new series, I’m interviewing clients and friends who moved to either Germany or Hungary and had to immerse themselves into language and culture all of a sudden. I ask them about their experiences, how long it took them to feel at home and learn the language, what challenges they faced and how they…… Continue reading Don’t kill yourself trying to find the difference between der, die, das because it will simply NEVER HAPPEN … – An interview
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