Category Archives for Mindset and Habits

The Life of a Polyglot

When I tell people that I speak thirteen languages, they often think that as a polyglot, learning languages is all I do with my time. They’re convinced that I spend the majority of each day studying, and that I have little time for anything else—including friends, dating, travel, and other free-time activities. This is definitely not […]

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How to Learn Spanish for Beginners

“Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar.” (Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.) ― Gloria E. Anzaldúa When I visited New York for the first time in 2015, many things were just as I had imagined: the frenetic pace, the impressive Manhattan skyline, the buzzing nightlife. What I […]

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Changing How We Look at Language Education

A few weeks ago, I received a very exciting email: It came from Rachel M. Paling, a famous language coach and language learner who created the method called Neurolanguage Coaching® and one of the first-ever language coaching certifications in existence, accredited by the International Coach Federation and known as the ELC Language Coaching Certification®. The […]

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