There are weeks like this one when you are really firing on all cylinders and it is easy to beat yourself up about not having done X, Y or Z but the bottom line is that 80% is normally good enough and certainly better than never getting anything off the ground. Think of it this […]
So what is the big deal about praise? Praise pleases people. The bottom line is (ultimately) that we all feel better about what we are doing if someone notices – somehow it makes it more worthwhile. Praise shows appreciation and that makes a big difference. It’s a key motivator and costs nothing. Let me […]
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”.
You know how it is – you keep meaning to “do something about your English” but find yourself reaching for your English novel, thinking “Well it’s better than nothing”. It is.
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 […]
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.
Learning a language one word at a time is an approach that beginners use but once your vocabulary expands it is no longer the most effective vocabulary boosting strategy. Being familiar with prefixes can make guesswork a lot easier, both in terms of speaking English and understanding it – either in conversation or in writing.
I am not sure about you but I love meeting other women that have set up their own businesses, I think it is the contrast of discovering talent and shared challenges and successes, that appeals most. I can honestly say that nothing makes my day more than hearing about a business friend’s breakthrough, no matter how big 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 you’ve decided that it’s time to get fit – but what are you going to wear? Well, thankfully, if you’re not a fan of super-clingy Lycra show off wear, there is now plenty of really fashionable fitness wear that doesn’t expose every inch of wobble that you’re trying to tone up.