5 things I’ve learnt from a year of blogging

5 things I’ve learnt from a year (and a bit!) of blogging I started blogging just over a year and  half ago, after thinking about it for a long time. In university we had to create a blog with classmates for an assignment, so I decided to bite the bullet and create my own blog…

5 ways blogging makes you better

I’m really loving my ‘listicle’-type posts recently! This is the first time I’ve tried out such a ‘click-baity’ title though… Anyway, on with the post… It used to be that blogging was a slightly geeky hobby, but it is now becoming more mainstream and a great opportunity to develop or showcase your skills. Here are…

2019 Goals

2019 Goals ‘New Year, New Me’ seems to be the general feeling around this time of year and it can be hard not to get caught up in making grand plans about all the wonderful things we will do this year, without keeping in mind that all of the time pressures and obligations from last…

5 Simple Steps to Learn a New Language

5 Simple Steps to Learn a New Language Happy New Year! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions this year to learn a new skill, such as a foreign language? Learning a new language provides multiple benefits, including improving your executive functioning, ability to switch between tasks and encouraging you to learn about another culture,…

Hanyang University Introduction to Korean Week 2

See Week 1 of the course here. This is a free course offered on the Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. It lasts for 6 weeks and is designed to take around 3 hours a week. You can sign up now to be e-mailed when the next session opens, which should be within the…

Introduction to Korean with Hanyang University

This is a free course offered on the Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. It lasts for 6 weeks and is designed to take around 3 hours a week. You can sign up now with free access to the course expiring on 3rd April, or you can ask to be e-mailed when the next…

Free Language Courses on Futurelearn

I love MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)! Before I started my current job, I used to study lots of different courses and I am determined to get back into it again as I really enjoyed all the new knowledge and skills I gained from them. Today I’m going to introduce a few courses for language…

Korean in 3 minutes playlist

Korean Class 101 do a great introductory series for Korean learners – I watched this when I first started learning Korean and found them a really good way to get some basics under my belt without being overwhelmed. There are a total of 6 videos, each lasting 3 minutes so you can get a lot…

Multilingual flashcard: Skeleton

Multilingual flashcard 119 – Skeleton in 10 languages Did you know that the human skeleton has 206 bones (300 when you are born!)? The longest bone is the thigh bone (femur) and the smallest is in your inner ear (the staples or stirrup bone). The only bone without joints is the hyoid bone in your…

Multilingual flashcard: Yoga

Multilingual flashcard – Yoga in 10 languages. As with many names, yoga does not actually change that much, even in ten different languages. Do you do yoga? I know that there are lots of different types and routines, but I tend to do 2-3 routines most days of the week. I try to do the…

Multilingual flashcard: Sunflower

Multilingual flashcard – Sunflower in 10 languages. Sunflowers have always been one of my favourite flowers. This year, in my class, we each planted a sunflower seed in a clear pot and observed the roots, shoot and leaves grow. The kids then took them home and transplanted them to their gardens where, hopefully, they are…