24 November

Let’s talk about DeepL

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Let’s talk about DeepL

  People often tell me about the wonders of DeepL, a tool which translates their mails into English in a matter of seconds. Knowing how much time it can take to write an English email, I certainly understand the appeal. And machine translation has come a long way since the days when the output was […]

8 October

5 ideas to help someone with poor English understand you

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5 ideas to help someone with poor English understand you

  Maike presses the ‘leave meeting’ button and gets herself a cup of coffee. She needs it. She’s just had a meeting with Paulo whose English is pretty basic and she’s not sure that he understood what she explained about the project and his role in it. As soon as she noticed his confusion she […]

18 May

The power of questions

The power of questions

Think back to the last conversation you had in English. The chat you had with a colleague in the canteen or corridor, or the one at a networking event. Did you and your conversation partner both speak for roughly the same amount of time or did one of you say much more while the other […]