Welcome! I’m Katie. My goal is to help people see the fun in language learning so that it becomes a joy and not a chore. Absolutely everyone is capable of learning a language, it’s simply a matter of finding a strategy that fits in with your life, your interests and your learning style.
Here you’ll find how-tos, encouragement and general language chit chat that’ll help you do exactly that.
I wasn’t always such a language fanatic. In fact, I was completely monolingual until my 22nd birthday and prided myself on napping through language lessons at school and university. I was bored to tears in the classroom and I thought that meant I was bad at languages.
It wasn’t until I started learning Italian away from the classroom that I realised I could study languages in a way that fits in with my own learning style. I found ways to study that were personal, fun and most importantly, that worked.
Since then I’ve dabbled in French, Spanish, Mandarin and German and the list keeps growing. I became interested in the science behind how adults learn languages and went on to get a Masters in Linguistics from Cambridge University and later an MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition at University College London. My advice is packed with findings from linguistics, psychology and neuroscience.
If you’d like to contact me you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org