Maya Angelou. Just by writing her name, I feel so much warmth and joy. I kept seeing her name in those unimaginative Instagram quotes, but never really bothered to look up who she is. Until one day, a feature documentary appears in front of me on Netflix, on her life, entitled: And Still, I Rise. … Continue reading Maya, the caged bird
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
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
Have you ever come across someone, a native speaker who you wanted to talk to in their language, and they kept interrupting you every single time you made a mistake, or they just reverted back to English whenever you took a little more time to gather your thoughts, not letting you express yourself and practice … Continue reading Language studies & making mistakes: How to deal with being corrected all the time …
Both me and Mr Ferenczi are very protective of each other, our families, our values and belongings, our everything. We knew that packing for the EL Camino was not going to be easy, and left everything literally to the last minute: We bought all the hiking stuff on the day before the journey. Adventurous and … Continue reading El Camino … Part 2: Dealing with the burden
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’?
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