Make Your Learning A Moment Of Self Care

“Winter is coming” as they say in Game of Thrones but that could be good news for your English! Those colder days and darker evenings are the perfect time to cozy up at home and pamper yourself and your language learning. So, let’s visualize this together: Imagine a Cozy Ecosystem… You feel relaxed, secure and […]

What Is Your Learning Process: Shelf Development or Self-Development?

Are you over-consuming or taking a “greener”, more organic approach to your language learning? I haven’t counted the books in the above bookshelf but the total figure probably equals the number of books I’ve read over the last 5 years. In the past 12 months, I’ve greatly reduced my consumption but it took me a […]

My Journey With Perfectionism

“I’m a perfectionist.” This is the clever reply I sometimes gave in interviews to the famous question “what is your weakness”? At the time, I was proud to be seen as a perfectionist but I’ve since understood that it’s like seeing the tip of the iceberg and thinking that the tip is all there is. […]

How You Do One Thing Is How You Do Everything

Why you need ONE big goal if you’re a perfectionist language learner Perfectionists have a fixed mindset in general, particularly around areas that are often associated with “intelligence” such as business, creativity or language learning. I speak from experience as I’m a “recovering” perfectionist. What is a fixed mindset exectly? Fixed and growth mindsets are […]

5 Simple Ways To Calm Our Fears Before Speaking Up In A Foreign Language

Public speaking in a foreign language. What does that evoke to you: an adrenaline rush or a battlefield? If it’s the second option, this article is for you. Because I know the fears you’re struggling with. In a nutshell, you’re worried about: making mistakes misunderstanding or being misunderstood not having the words you need to […]

How To Make Public-Speaking Practice Fun

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to write a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain Public speaking. Depending on how we view it, it can be a pain or a pleasure! Giving presentations, giving keynote speeches, leading or facilitating meetings, making company or product pitches, social networking… the possibilities are endless and so are […]

How To Connect In Your Communication & Speak the Language We’ve All Been Waiting For

“There is no more B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human“. Bryan Kramer Whether we are entrepreneurs, freelancers, or CEOs of small, medium or mega-sized companies, whether we’re selling products or services to individuals or companies, whether we’re native or non-native speakers, there is only one way to really connect with our customers/clients: by being […]