Language is about Connection (not Grammar)

I recently read that the roots of a redwood tree don’t run very deep. Instead of growing downward, they grow out, extending sideways to wrap themselves around the roots of other trees. When rough weather comes, it’s the network of closely intertwined roots that allows the trees to stand strong. We humans are the same. […]

You ARE Creative – Here’s Why

Remember how you used to be as a child? Constantly playing, having fun. Continually testing, maybe falling over, getting up and trying again. You were stuck in “play” mode. Creating. It was (and still is) your nature. Creativity is part of you. But as we grow up and reach adulthood, we shake off that creativity […]

How To Find More Flow On Your Learning Journey

Meaningful, mindful and minimal steps are the key! First of all, let’s define “flow”. What is it? According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, flow is “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole […]

Decide Who You Want To Become In English

Do you ever wonder why finding the time for yourself and your English is such hard work? Let me tell you something: Many English learners think they need to be spending hours on the language every day. The problem is that when they think like that, they immediately feel overwhelmed and can’t find the energy […]

Why You Need To Enjoy The Process

I can’t believe it’s already September! I hope you relaxed and managed to switch off during your summer break. Since you’ve come back, has it been hard for you to get back into the swing of things? (i.e. get back to your usual routine) I find that in September, two things can happen: either we […]

Small Steps = Big Impact

Quantity beats quality! What do I mean by that? Everything will become clear. But first of all, I have a short story for you: The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely […]