Author Archives for Kinga Macalla

Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021.

January 16, 2021 5:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I think 2020 feels heavy, don’t you agree? It wasn’t my worst year, but it certainly was a challenging one. Online teaching, financial challenges, home-schooling, less travelling abroad, less family & friends. And the restrictions. Would I want this global change not to happen? Yes and no. On one hand,...

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Book review: Multilingual is normal. An anthology of voices. Talking about talking.

November 25, 2020 5:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

#multilingualisnormal What an amazing idea to collect voices about multilingualism. It’s so ordinary, yet so extraordinary. 60 stories about the pleasure, the fun, the enthusiasm of learning, knowing and using foreign languages. The book shows different life scenarios, career possibilities and language journeys. It’s a perfect read for those learning...

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Learn a language: Motivation, self-discipline or habit: which factor do you need to succeed in language learning?

August 26, 2020 5:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn When I was learning languages at university, I often came across articles about motivation and language learning; how to keep learners motivated, how to be motivated to keep learning a foreign language, etc. Then in adult...

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