10 September

Aargh! What have I done?

Aargh! What have I done?

There’s nothing like pressing the send button to immediately reveal a mistake in your email. One that you’re sure wasn’t there a minute ago. Suddenly you notice that you’ve sent 20 colleagues a tasty-sounding pasta recipe (or worse 🙂 ) instead of the monthly sales figures. Or autocorrect has changed the name of an important […]

8 January

How about doing a business English exam?

How about doing a business English exam?

I can imagine that’s not the most popular suggestion I’ve ever made. 😉 Taking exams is a bit like going to the dentist: you can’t get through life without ever doing it, but at the same time you’d probably like to keep it to the absolute minimum.  Over thirty years later, I still dream that […]

8 May

5 sentences guaranteed to stop you improving your English

5 sentences guaranteed to stop you improving your English

When people hear that I’m English and that on top of that I’m an English trainer, there’s one thing I hear over and over again: “Ach, ich müsste doch was für mein Englisch tun!” It seems to be an automatic reaction. I have to admit it’s one I’m familiar with, too. Tell me you’re training for […]