• Lessons I learned from my Hindi challenge

    So as you saw from my last post, I made it through the 90 day challenge to learn Hindi. Here, I'll share my top lessons learned. - I studied 45 min / day, 5 days...
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020
  • Learning Hindi in 90 days?

    At the end of last year, I decided to embark on a 90 day challenge to learn Hindi, through the Fluent in 3 Months challenge. I really didn't know if I'd make it to the...
    Friday, March 20th, 2020
  • 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