18 June

Networking: Ending conversations on a positive note

Networking: Ending conversations on a positive note

  A client recently mentioned how uncomfortable she felt networking at conferences. When I asked her for more details, I discovered that she’d actually made useful contacts and really enjoyed some conversations. So what made these situations so awkward for her? Her answer: “I just don’t know how to end a conversation and move on. […]

7 May

Podcasts

Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to improve your listening skills. They give you an opportunity to get used to a wide variety of accents and speaking styles. And as they’re generally unscripted and simply feature people speaking naturally and spontaneously, you hear the type of language you’re exposed to in real life. There’s just one […]

26 March

6 questions for reviewing your progress

6 questions for reviewing your progress

From time to time on your language learning journey, it makes sense to check how much ground you’ve covered so far and whether you’re still on track. Are you making the progress you hoped for? Are you still motivated or beginning to flag? This article provides six questions to help you take stock. And it […]