The Power of One Deep Breath

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Content, content, content. So often, the sole focus is on what we study. We hear a lot less about the setting, the timing and the flow. But these can have a huge impact on learning success. And something as simple… Continue reading

Mindfulness tools for language learners

A bit of mindfulness can help the study sun break through

Even if languages are your passion, everybody needs a break. Pacing learning well is the hallmark of the efficient student, and avoiding burnout should be a top priority for polyglots. Mindfulness techniques – finding balance and quiet in the now… Continue reading

Five ways to avoid language learner burnout

Let your language love burn brightly, but avoid burnout!

Make no mistake – language learning can be challenging. As language lovers, this effort is usually fun and rewarding, but now and again, it can all seem like very hard work. Keeping up this level of mental exertion without respite… Continue reading

Getting lost in languages: finding your flow

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How often do we hear others dismiss language learning as “too hard” to bother? In my own long and varied experience with MFL, it’s a charge I’ve heard frequently levelled at languages, as much from frustrated students as from family and friends.… Continue reading