15 January

Plan to succeed

Plan to succeed

You can take steps to improve your English at any time of the year, of course. And circumstances – a new job, new responsibilities, a planned trip – may well lead you to do just that. But what if there’s no real reason, you just feel generally dissatisfied with your language skills? Or perhaps you’ve […]

17 December

5 sentences guaranteed to stop you improving your English

5 sentences guaranteed to stop you improving your English

This is a blog post I really enjoyed writing. It made me look more closely at beliefs about and attitudes to learning English. So I’m very happy to  republish it as part of Heide Liebmann’s advent blogparade Oldies but Goldies. A great idea!   When people hear that I’m English and that on top of that […]

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 […]