Private Language Tutoring or Group Language Classes—Which Is Best for You?

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. – Zig Ziglar Should you take a language class, or should you hire a private tutor? The answer to that question is, like the answer to most questions: “It depends”. I’ve both studied and taught languages in both group and one-on-one settings. I’veContinue reading “Private Language Tutoring or Group Language Classes—Which Is Best for You?”

Get Emotional—Why Language Learning Is Not Just Business, It’s Personal

What we learn with pleasure, we never forget. – Alfred Mercier As you probably know, English is currently the international language of business. Therefore it’s not surprising that most of my English students are business professionals. Many of them are very highly educated and very successful in their fields. But I’ve noticed that it’s notContinue reading “Get Emotional—Why Language Learning Is Not Just Business, It’s Personal”

An Accidental Polyglot

pol·y·glot (/ˈpälēˌɡlät/) Noun: a person who knows and is able to use several languages. Ex: “Slovenians, being surrounded by many countries, are mostly polyglots” ac·ci·dent (/ˈaksədənt/) Noun: a whoopsie-daisy, oops As Groucho Marx said, “I was born at a very early age.” But maybe that’s going back too far. I am a polyglot. At the timeContinue reading “An Accidental Polyglot”