Learning Languages : Habit 6 – Synergize

Getting one third faster at learning a language may sound impossible or at least very demanding and it may not sound inspiringly useful. Time to stop and think. It takes about 600 hours to go from zero to A2 level in a western European language. A2 is also GCSE level...

Ed-Psyche reports are generally junk

Over the years I’ve been asked to read quite a few Ed-Psyche reports. Without exception they have been absolutely rubbish. That is both shocking and tragic as it misleads educators and disadvantages pupils. How is it possible for “professionals” to...

What’s your plan for maintaining peak fluency?

In 1989 Stephen Covey published his book – The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. Habit #2 was “start with the end in mind”. Sound advice. Let’s follow it! I don’t start learning a language until I have a plan in place to maintain...

What’s your plan for when your plan fails?

Good morning! So my plan was to add 150 new words of Italian each day during November. That is around the amount added during a degree, learned in a month but that is a conversation for another day. The lives of adults do not always run smoothly due to the many...