What to do if you see a snake – or how to translate jokes

By |2020-06-11T22:10:19+02:0011. June 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

My kids are growing up bilingually, and I can remember when my daughter became aware that you can’t always translate things word for word into another language. Or that if you do, you might not get the reaction you were hoping for. She wanted to tell my mum a joke she’d heard at nursery and, knowing [...]

Conversation, connection and language-learning

By |2020-06-03T12:05:04+02:0029. May 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Je m’appelle Jane.” You know how with some friends you remember the first time you met them? This was one of those moments. And it was also the moment when I first became truly aware of all the power and magic of learning a foreign language. I was thirteen or fourteen, on a camping holiday with [...]

Networking Tips for Introverts (and Others)

By |2019-01-28T14:00:52+01:0026. January 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

My name's Jane and I'm an introvert! I don't always enjoy being in big groups of new people, but that's not the only way to network. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter: 1. Network in a way that suits you There’s no need to go to big networking events if you don't feel [...]