It’s a date! Planning for language success with extreme calendarising

As a naturally busy (read: untidy) mind, the discovery of proper planning in recent years has been a godsend for my language learning. From happy-go-lucky, read-a-few-pages-here-and-there amorphous rambler (goodness knows how I managed to amble my way through university), an… Continue reading

Language Superhero: Why languages belong in every self-improvement regime

Going for gold - the goal of self-improvement. And language learning should be a big part of that. (Image from freeimages.com)

Self-improvement. Doesn’t the mere sound of that phrase get you motivated? As a kid, I was obsessed with it, this magical idea that you could train yourself to be better and better, turn yourself into something special – something¬†more than… Continue reading