Book review: How languages changed my life
22 Apr 2020
‘The decision to learn a foreign language is (…) an act of friendship’ John le Carré It’s a fascinating read which should be compulsory for those studying/learning/living with foreign languages. The book “How languages changed my life” (Project MEITS) contains 26 stories written by people whose lives were transformed by languages. It made me think… Read more Read More...
Bilingualism: How can you home-school children bilingually?
15 Apr 2020
The limits of my language are the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein Today, I’m bringing up a subject very relevant to our family: bilingual home-schooling. As schools remain closed, we parents need to educate our children, and those bringing their children up bilingually have an even harder task: to prepare content in two or… Read more Read More...
Easter wishes from Bristol Language School
08 Apr 2020
We would like to wish you all a lovely Easter break. BTW, we’re starting our SPRING language term very soon, on Monday 20th April 2020. You can study Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish this spring at BLS. Enrol now! Thank you for learning languages with us and see… Read more Read More...
Travelling corner: My ‘little’ guide to Bath
25 Mar 2020
We often travel to Bath, as it’s only 12-minutes away by train, so we use the opportunity to visit this town regularly. Personally, I really like the architecture of the town, its elegance, charm and uniqueness. I like strolling around Bath without an aim and popping into little cafes for a sip of tea. What… Read more Read More...
Book review: WABI SABI by Beth Kempton
18 Mar 2020
“The forest does not care what your hair looks like. The mountains don’t move for any job title. The rivers keep running regardless of your social-media following, salary or your popularity. The flowers keep on blooming, whether or not you make mistakes. Nature just is, and welcomes you, just as you are.” Beth Kempton I… Read more Read More...
Travelling corner: A day on the most beautiful beach (with kids!)
11 Mar 2020
We went to Wales to finally visit Rhossili Beach which is often ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. To give you some context, I’ll add that we went there with our two daughters. It was winter. Cold, windy, rainy… you know the weather (just ideal for a day trip to… Read more Read More...
Learn a language: My new language challenge!
04 Mar 2020
Learn a language: Can I learn Polish, Czech, French, Russian & Portuguese on YouTube?
26 Feb 2020
Today, I’d like to see if we can improve our language skills via YouTube channels. I hope to inspire you to use some free resources that are available online. I’ll first focus on the languages that I’m familiar with (Polish, Czech, French and Russian) or plan to learn (Portuguese). Yes, I’m giving myself a new… Read more Read More...
Travelling corner: Winter in Exmoor
19 Feb 2020
This winter I re-discovered Exmoor. The last time I went to this beautiful part of England was when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, around 5 years ago! I remember being 7 months pregnant and climbing North Hill and, by mistake, taking the steep route up the hill… Oh yes, it was proper exercise… Read more Read More...
Book review: Goodbye, things. On minimalist living by Fumio Sasaki
12 Feb 2020
“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” Albert Einstein In a world so overloaded with information, things, promotions and a want-more philosophy, shall we all become minimalists? Is there happiness in having less? Personally, I’m on a journey to declutter my belongings:… Read more Read More...