Have you ever struggled with staying motivated and remaining dedicated when it comes to learning a foreign language or in fact, learning anything? Have you ever been in a situation where you set yourself a specific goal that you wanted to achieve, but it felt like you didn't make much progress? If so, then this … Continue reading The secret to staying committed – especially when you’re not seeing the results
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
This is the most common problem my students face ... how to find time to practise between their German or Hungarian lessons. And I bet that's a common dilemma for all of us, no matter what we're learning. Honestly, I totally get it! We all work an extreme lot, running multiple projects at times, our … Continue reading How to find time to practise between lessons (or learn something new)
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
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