Learning a language: is it worth repeating the same level?
Repetitio est mater studiorum We all want to progress when learning a new language, right? So what happens when we repeat the same level? Language learning is a complex process and requires our constant use of the learnt material (repetition), as well as learning new material. Even though all our...Read more
BLS Anniversary Party
We’re super excited to be celebrating our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this autumn! Yes, the school was founded in August 2012! A little project that turned out to be an exciting hub for learning and improving language skills. We had our anniversary party at the beginning of November. It was so...Read more
We’re 10 YEARS OLD!
How was your summer? I’m so excited, because we’re starting our autumn language courses soon and we’re looking forward to seeing you then! We’re also super excited to be celebrating our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this autumn! Yes, the school was founded in August 2012! A little project that turned out to...Read more
Bye bye to our school’s building…
Hello, How have you been? We’ve recently completed another amazing term here at Bristol Language School. Thank you for attending our spring language term! I’m excited to let you know that our boost and autumn language courses are coming up, and you can enrol on the our language classes via...Read more
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...Read more
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,...Read more
Learn a language: Motivation, self-discipline or habit: which factor do you need to succeed in language learning?
“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...Read more
Book review: How languages changed my life
‘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...Read more
Learn a language: My new language challenge!
As I mentioned last week, I plan to challenge myself and to start learning a new language (!). I’ll use the blog to update you on my improvements, what resources I use and how I plan my study. Group or 1-1 As a working mama, my free time is limited:...Read more
Learn a language: Can I learn Polish, Czech, French, Russian & Portuguese on YouTube?
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,...Read more