Language Quest: Learning Dutch: 1 Month In!

Language Quest: Learning Dutch: 1 Month In!

Soooo! It’s been just over a month since I announced my cheeky little Language Quest to be able to have an all Dutch conversation in 3 months. And I have to say I’m pretty proud of where I am right now! What can you say in Dutch? Hoi? I think I’m at that stage where […]

Is it just me or is Eurovision cool?

Is it just me or is Eurovision cool?

Question: Do you like Eurovision? Answer: Can I take a guess? Did you say no? Boo! Sometimes, I feel like I’m the only one who still watches Eurovision. But, why? When I was little, I was a daughter sent down from the angels. Most of the time. You’ll have to ask my parents for confirmation […]

9 Reasons To Learn Spanish (and a Bonus Video!)

9 Reasons To Learn Spanish (and a Bonus Video!)

I’m very happy to announce that this week there are 2 (yep, that’s right!) 2 new videos! Partly to thank you for waiting an extra week with me not uploading one last week and partly because filming this one was just so darn fun that I couldn’t pick one outtake for the end of the […]

4 Awesome Apps For Language Learning Children (And Parents!)

4 Awesome Apps For Language Learning Children (And Parents!)

For a while now, I’ve been contemplating buying an iPad or other tablet for the private lessons I teach. Apps would be great for a quick starter activity or a fun way to finish lessons. However, I’m persuading myself not to buy one right now. This may seem like an odd way to start this […]

9 (More) Reasons To Learn French

9 (More) Reasons To Learn French

Over the weekend, you may have spotted my latest video 9 Reasons To Learn French, but just in case you missed it, here it is along with 9 more reasons to learn French! Raison número 10 French food! I had a pain au chocolat for breakfast on Sunday morning and couldn’t believe I hadn’t mentioned […]

15 Untranslatable Words Expressed In GIFs.

15 Untranslatable Words Expressed In GIFs.

Because sometimes, you know, stuff is just untranslatable, and a picture says a thousand words. So if that picture is moving…well, that’s a lot of words. Donaldkacsázás (Hungarian)      via arresteddevelopmentgifs.tumblr.com Wearing a shirt but no pants à la Donald Duck…! Saudade (Portuguese) via meandmewsic.tumblr.com The feeling of missing something or someone that is […]

Language Quest: Dutch in 3 Months

Language Quest: Dutch in 3 Months

Taking part in the italki Language Challenge earlier this year inspired me to keep up learning new languages on the side. Not that I needed much inspiration, it’s pretty much in my DNA, but there you go. Also, I should make it clear that I say ‘on the side’ because my real focus right now […]

Is My Child Too Young To Start Learning A Language?

I don’t have any children and I’m not a doctor of anything. Stop! No! Don’t click off this page thinking I was trying to lure you in with the title and then starting like that. I’m sorry. Stay, please. Tea? Coffee? I have custard creams!                                        via celebritybiscuitdatabase.com I’ll try again. I don’t have any […]

How To Learn Vocabulary Fast With FlashSticks!

How To Learn Vocabulary Fast With FlashSticks!

I’ve recently teamed up with FlashSticks to trial their product with my students. As you can see in the video, they got pretty creative with their FlashSticks – which means they’re definitely going to be more likely to remember those words! What are FlashSticks?                                          via Angelikasgerman.co.uk FlashSticks are a great resource to help you […]

10 Essential French Musicians to Help You Learn French

10 Essential French Musicians to Help You Learn French

So you’ve spent hours learning grammar and writing essays in French. You deserve a break, right? But deep down, there’s a little niggle saying you should keep on studying. Sigh. Well, take that break. You deserve it. But to keep the niggle at bay, try listening to some of these awesome French musicians. (Psst…When I […]