One thing I have noticed as a language learner and teacher is that on some days speaking a foreign language is much harder than on others. Sometimes I have days that I really find it difficult to express myself in German and some days students, who I know are pretty fluent in English seem toContinue reading “Having a bad day”
Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh, who died in January this year, had some advice: You should write “Are you sure?” and tape it to your wall. This will remind you that, although you may believe something is true, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is. In order to make good progress in any area of life,Continue reading “How good is your English really?”
Last week the schools started again after the summer holidays. Some kids are going back to what they know but others are starting in new classes or even new schools. There are new challenges, with maybe even a whole new location, new teachers, and classmates. For us adults, this time of year usually means gettingContinue reading “A New Start or Back to Work”
I’m  champing at the bit to get started on the new project. Don’t tell me to dial it down. This time I’m going to go the extra mile and blow them away. Yes, I’m really raring to go. I’m going to eat, sleep and breathe this new product until we hit the jackpot. I’mContinue reading “Idioms for Motivation”
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Hi, I’m Sally, an English teacher living and working in Zurich, Switzerland.