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Book review: The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

After reading Peter Wohlleben’s first publication The Hidden Life of Trees (reviewed here), I wanted to learn more about his second book The Inner Life of Animals. And I wasn’t disappointed. The Inner Life of Animals is a fascinating read, a true eye-opener to the world of animals. The book tells many interesting stories about…
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Book review: My reading companions to North Wales

What travel guides / reading companions did I use for my travels to North Wales? I read a couple of books and analysed the OS map. I also checked online reviews, websites, blogs and forums, but the paper books were my main source of inspiration. Wild Guide to Wales This is my essential (and favourite)…
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Book review: How to Speak any Language Fluently. by Alex Rawlings

Language learning never stops. No matter how much you know, there will always be more to learn. (p. 2) I had been waiting to read / use such a book for a while. It’s a very pleasant read yet it contains all the essential practicalities of foreign language learning. One may not be surprised as…
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Book review: A chip shop in Poland. My unlikely year in Poland. by Ben Aitken

“When I go around Poland my impressions are shallow. They are handicapped by my incomprehension. I’m locked-out from the poetry, from the small print. Being an outsider here is good for some things – I’m curious, unjaded, on edge – but bad for one thing in particular: I can’t hear the people.” (p. 143) Most…
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Book review: Creative Schools by Ken Robinson

When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself. Jean Piaget I read the book for the first time when I was doing my post-grad diploma in education. But now I’ve decided to return to this publication, especially since I became more involved in my daughters’ education….
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Easter wishes from Bristol Language School

We would like to wish you all a lovely Easter break. BTW, we’re starting our SPRING language term soon, on Monday 19th April 2020. You can study Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish this spring at BLS. Enrol now!Thank you for learning languages with us and see you soon….
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Time for some changes: Starting a new blogging journey

Dear Readers, After writing our school’s blog for 5 years (and occasionally sharing it with other contributors!), I’ve decided that it’s time to start a new blogging journey. What?!?! Yes, a new blogging platform has been created 🙂  Why? To inspire you even more to travel, read and learn more! What content will be shared…
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Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021.

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, I so dislike the limited…
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Book review: 3 READING recommendations for Christmas 2020

I’m so thrilled to share the below book reviews with you today. They’re my ‘comfort’ reads, my inspiration and my intellectual treats 😉 Enjoy!  Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman Books wrote our life story, and as they accumulated on our selves (on our windowsills, and underneath our sofa, and on top of our refrigerator), they…
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Book review: Multilingual is normal. An anthology of voices. Talking about talking.

#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 languages, as well as translators,…
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