When I ‘walk the talk’ with the sharp entrepreneurs who are incorporating their language learning into her fitness regime, I’ll often hear “Oh this is cool, it’s like having my personal walking dictionary”.
Have you noticed how this cooler autumn weather makes it is far less appealing to walk around the block mid afternoon – as our energy fades? I wanted to come up with a way that you could take a constructive break at work, one that would boost your English at the same time. Take a brain […]
Pronunciation is all about ‘how’ you say things. When you are learning a new language, it is difficult to make yourself sound just like a native speaker. It is a good goal to have, but is that really necessary? I ‘still’ sound fairly British when I speak German, sometimes it drives me crazy! I have […]
There are three key challenges that every language learner has to overcome, if we are to become confident speakers of a foreign language: vibrant vocabulary grim grammar and pesky pronunciations,
As promised in my blog ‘Venturing out of my Comfort Zone‘ I will be sharing the teaching reminders I gained from teaching German to three English speaking expatriates in Berlin recently. The first blog post in this series talks about empathy and being on the same page/wavelength as your learners.
It’s something that we all struggle with I guess, but trying something new, something that is different to what you do well, is always a leap of faith isn’t it?
Before I moved to Germany, most people, including my colleagues and my bosses, seemed to think that I was pretty amazingly organised. I was always juggling career and social life pretty effectively, so it seemed, volunteering at the radio station at Hammersmith Hospital, preparing for post grad qualifications and generally being a busy but bouncy […]
It’s just weeks til Xmas, but isn’t time you treated yourself to a healthy dose of career freedom? In just six skype sessions, I guarantee that you’ll feel more confident speaking English – if you’re not happy, you get your money back. If you are determined to make a difference in your small business or […]
Let’s face it, if someone walked up to your desk and started speaking English ‘at’ you at full speed, you’d panic, right? Well frankly most of us would – unless of course we had some hot English speaking lover or something – but more about that shortly.
So this week we have had a junior school French exchange student here, staying with us as part of a fabulous school initiative, only the problem is that I don’t really speak much French and the 10 year old girl, G does not speak much German yet either, or English. Both of the children have […]