- May 24, 2022
About the French language
French is the 5th most spoken language in the world and also the official language in 33 countries
- May 16, 2022
#9. With or without subtitles?
As part of the full immersion I recommend my students embrace when learning a new language, I encourage them to watch films and series...
- May 10, 2022
Language teaching is storytelling
It may not look like it from the outside, but storytelling is an integral part of language learning, not just as a teacher, but also as a...
- Apr 26, 2022
#8. Can everyone learn a language?
The answer is yes, but with varying degrees of success, obviously. It all depends on how motivated, consistent, and precise you are.
- Apr 12, 2022
#7. You know more than you think you do
While you might not be speaking a language, it doesn't mean you don't know anything about it, far from it!
- Apr 4, 2022
How many hours a week should I spend learning a language?
Obviously, the more time you spend practising a new language point, the better, but what really matters if how you organise yourself
- Mar 29, 2022
#6. On the importance of making mistakes
School taught us that mistakes should be avoided at all cost, but they are an integral part of the learning process
- Mar 21, 2022
What I love the most about language teaching
‘What’s your favourite thing about teaching?’ a friend asked me last weekend. My answer's threefold, and perhaps not what you might expect..
- Mar 15, 2022
#5. Practising all four skills equally
Learning a language means practising all four skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – equally.
- Mar 10, 2022
Your French Learning Package - 4 Levels
Everything you need to start - or restart - learning French in one single PDF, available in 4 levels.
- Mar 7, 2022
Can you learn a language quickly?
The short answer is... no! As with anything worthwhile, time, efforts, and commitment are required to master a language. Language...
- Feb 21, 2022
#4. Should I use bilingual books?
Often what feels like the safest option, such as using bilingual books, isn't the most productive one. Here's why...
- Feb 7, 2022
#3. Is learning vocabulary lists a good idea?
Is it the only way to remember the words you need to use?
- Jan 25, 2022
Introducing a new French pronoun
The gender neutral ‘’iel’’ pronoun was recently added to a famous French online dictionary and it made the news.
- Jan 24, 2022
#2. Not knowing a word is not the end of communication
In fact, it’s the beginning! Figuring out a way to speak regardless is a great opportunity to practise more language and grow confident
- Jan 14, 2022
#1. Is it too late to learn a language?
A new blog post series in which I answer your questions about language learning
- Oct 12, 2020
Episode 17. Answering your questions!
A behind-the-scenes episode, in which I answer your questions about creating a podcast and creativity, but also about teaching and writing.
- Aug 31, 2020
Ask me your questions!
Send me your questions about creativity, writing, teaching, and podcasting and I will answer them in my next solo podcast episode!
- Mar 25, 2020
Online Teaching - French, English, Italian & Creative Writing
I have 20 years of teaching experience at university, in language schools and giving private tuition.