Presenting Women In Language: A Brand New Online Language Event!

Presenting Women In Language: A Brand New Online Language Event!

After years of sharing our language learning online, my friends and fellow language obsessionadas Kerstin Cable, Shannon Kennedy and I began to notice something: there’s a lot more polyglot men than women it seems. Time to make change. Presenting an all new online language event – Women In Language. I’m really excited to share this […]

9 Reasons to Learn Wolof (+ the best resources to learn it)

9 Reasons to Learn Wolof (+ the best resources to learn it)

Have you ever wanted to learn an African language but not sure where to begin? What about learning Wolof? It’s time for 9 Reasons to Learn Wolof. My Story Wolof is a language I knew nothing about until the Polyglot Gathering a few years ago when I first met Khady Ndoye. Khady is a language […]

Language Learner Wishlist for 2018

Language Learner Wishlist for 2018

New year is a great time to treat yourself. After the Christmas rush of getting gifts for everyone else in your life, it’s easy to forget yourself in all the madness. With that in mind, here are some great ideas to do just that and start 2018 as you intend to go on. Enjoy the […]

9 Reasons to Learn Swedish (+ the best resources to learn it)

9 Reasons to Learn Swedish (+ the best resources to learn it)

Ever thought about learning Swedish? Need a little more motivation to get started? Here’s 9 reasons to learn Swedish. My Story Despite the number of books for Swedish I’ve acquired on my shelf over the past few years, I’ve never learnt Swedish yet, although I did spend a day there in Malmö after taking the […]

Language Stories: You Know a Word in Nahuatl – Episode 6

Language Stories: You Know a Word in Nahuatl – Episode 6

Welcome to episode 6 of Language Stories. This time we’re in Mexico and we’re talking all things Nahuatl. And guess what? You know a word in Nahuatl. Why Nahuatl? When we were in Cuba, just before Hurricane Irma struck, our casa particular owner said to us we can use the internet. It was weird. We’d […]

12 Reasons to Learn a Language in 2018

12 Reasons to Learn a Language in 2018

If you’re anything like me then you won’t need much inspiration to learn a language in 2018. But if you need a reason to learn a language in 2018, then this is the place to get that last bit of motivation and help you decide what to learn! Spanish I’m biased but there’s some kickbutt […]

Language Stories: Episode 5 – Maya Isn’t Dead

Language Stories: Episode 5 – Maya Isn’t Dead

Welcome to episode 5 of Language Stories. This time we’re in Mérida, Mexico and we’re talking all things Maya, Yucatec Maya to be precise. Why Yucatec Maya? Ok, time to be totally honest here. Before we started researching for this video, I thought that Maya was one language. Turns out, Maya is actually it’s own […]

10 Things I Learnt About Language Learning in 2017

10 Things I Learnt About Language Learning in 2017

Every year there’s some new things I learn about language learning. 2017 was no different. Here’s 10 things I learnt about language learning in 2017. For my end of year Clear The List post, I chose to do something a little different – look back at what I learnt from language learning in 2017. Hosted […]

How Organizing Makes You a Better Online Language Teacher

How Organizing Makes You a Better Online Language Teacher

Your teaching records are a mess, your desk is covered in mugs with coffee stains older than your first child, your lesson plans haven’t been updated since Geri was in the Spice Girls, and your teaching is a reflection of all this. Time to get organised and become a better online language teacher. It feels […]