• Cool Non-English Words #5

    When you start learning a new language, you very quickly discover there are words in other languages that have no exact translation in English (or your own mother-tongue). This series explores those linguistic novelties.... #5...
    Monday, April 3rd, 2017
  • The common languages we’ll all be using in future

    As I keep struggling to progress my Hindi...as my German language skills start to disappear...and as I hear so many languages spoken around my office each and every day...I had a light bulb moment. I...
    Monday, March 13th, 2017
  • Cool Non-English Words #4 Hygge

    When you start learning a new language, you very quickly discover there are words in other languages that have no exact translation in English (or your own mother-tongue). This series explores those linguistic novelties.... #4...
    Monday, December 26th, 2016
  • News News News

    Which news do you watch on TV or listen to on the radio? Photo: Toa Heftiba It's a question that has recently come up in our household. I was getting sick of the "popular" news...
    Monday, December 12th, 2016
  • Cool Non-English Words #3 Philotimo

    When you start learning a new language, you very quickly discover there are words in other languages that have no exact translation in English (or your own mother-tongue). This series explores those linguistic novelties.... #3...
    Monday, October 31st, 2016
  • Cool Non-English Words #2: Sehnsucht

    When you start learning a new language, you very quickly discover there are words in other languages that have no exact translation in English (or your own mother-tongue). This series explores those linguistic novelties.... #2...
    Monday, October 17th, 2016
  • Discipline & Goals

    “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”  - Abraham Lincoln Photo: Ales Krivec This was a quote shared in an email I received recently. Given my recent post about...
    Monday, October 10th, 2016
  • New Series: Cool Non-English Words #1 – Guanxi

    When you start learning a new language, you very quickly discover there are words in other languages that have no exact translation in English (or your own mother-tongue). This series explores those linguistic novelties.... #1...
    Monday, September 26th, 2016
  • Hindi learning update – 500 words!

    According to my Memrise app, I've hit 500 Hindi words! My journey with learning Hindi has definitely been an off-and-on process. I found a "Teach Yourself Hindi" book in India for $5 in 2009 -...
    Monday, September 19th, 2016
  • App Review: Memrise – Updated

    So in January last year (can't believe it has been that long!) I wrote a review of a language learning app called Memrise. At the time my one complaint was that the Hindi language had...
    Sunday, April 19th, 2015