Advice for Aspiring Language Teachers or Translators

Maybe you have just left university with a languages degree and are thinking through your options or perhaps you are a native speaker of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese etc and want to use your language skills in the UK? Here is some advice from the experience that I have accumulated over the years since I left… Read more »

Technology and Languages

In this blog post I am going to discuss the role that technology plays in language learning/translation and why translators/language teachers are still needed. I will be the first to admit that I do use an app when talking to my husband’s Romanian family on occasions. I am learning Romanian but still speak it at… Read more »

Why learn English?

If you don’t speak English well, why should you learn or improve It? What is so good about being a competent English speaker? Well as you might have guessed from my previous posts, I’m about to give you some reasons to learn it. Firstly, as you may know, English is spoken widely all over the… Read more »

Why Learn Italian?

Italian is a truly amazing language and I guarantee you will fall in love with it if you learn it. Not convinced? Let me give you some reasons for going to Italian classes or learning on your own… If you are musical at all, knowing Italian is very helpful, particularly when it comes to opera…. Read more »

Why Learn Spanish?

Although some would call me biased as I love anything Hispanic or Latin American, it shouldn’t take much for me to persuade you to learn Spanish! There are so many reasons for learning this wonderful language and I will outline these below. Firstly, Spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the world…. Read more »

Psychology of Language Learning

Welcome to my second blog post! This time I am going to be looking at the topic of the psychology of language learning! Firstly, I would say that a positive attitude to learning goes a long way towards helping you learn a language. I have lost count of the number of people who say something… Read more »

Welcome to my first ever Languages blog!

My first post is going to be around my top tips for language learning… 1. Firstly, be clear about your motive for learning. This will help both your teacher (if you have one) and you. Are you learning for fun or for business? Or is it because you have a second holiday home abroad? If… Read more »