Perfectionism and the Control Monster

Perfectionism pushes us to strive for order, but perhaps a little chaos is sometimes helpful. Image from freeimages.com

Perfectionism is a wily demon. And it stalks the language learning community with a particularly bloodthirsty enthusiasm. Halloween seems the perfect time to address this perfidious little monster lurking in our midst. For while it can tempt us to embrace… Continue reading

Finding a Language Retreat : Peace and Quiet to Reset Your Learning

The coastline of Banff, Aberdeenshire

Do you have a retreat? A place to escape to, just you and your books? Maybe you have a few places that earn that title. I’ve spent a bit of time at one of mine this week. And it has… Continue reading