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 […]

18 July

Summer time is reading time

Summer time is reading time

  This time last year I wrote about the benefits of reading for improving your English. These come on top of the sheer pleasure of reading, of course. I’d like to share just  a few of the books I’ve read over the past year which you might enjoy. Different books appeal to different people, of course. […]

11 June

Feel uncomfortable speaking English? Some food for thought.

Feel uncomfortable speaking English? Some food for thought.

    I was seventeen years old and all alone in Germany. I got on a bus and asked the driver for a ticket to my stop ‘Natruper Straße’. He didn’t understand, I repeated it. No luck. He still had no idea where I wanted to get off and was getting pretty impatient. I tried […]