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5 Reasons Why I Love Teaching [Video]

5 Reasons Why I Love Teaching [Video]

Being a teacher isn’t simple but there are some benefits 🙂  

Why do Finns hate letter B? [Video]

Why do Finns hate letter B? [Video]

The curious case of certain letters in the Finnish language 🙂  

5 phrases that show people trust you

5 phrases that show people trust you

Have you ever wondered whether certain people consider you a trusty person? Here are the phrases that definitely signify it. “You are a great listener”. We all want to be heard so if you’re told that, the first step to a trusting relationship has been […]

Blank space or Ka-boom

Blank space or Ka-boom

Our brain is the most wonderful and intriguing thing in the world. It can handle lots of operations at the same time but sometimes it just goes totally blank and we can’t do anything about it. Have you ever experienced such a feeling? Let’s imagine: […]

Reading is Power: Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

Reading is Power: Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

A little disclaimer: this post is going to unveil the obvious truth behind Great Linguistic Expectations 🙂 Another series I’d like to launch here is book recommendations and reviews. What can I say? Linguists are pretty much always bookworms 🙂 Naturally, it would have been […]

The Less You Say, The More You Succeed [Video]

The Less You Say, The More You Succeed [Video]

Now it’s my time to shine on YouTube 🙂 I’ve finally conquered my fears and I’m ready to help my project grow! You’re all very welcome there and don’t forget to subscribe 🙂

Is it political? (American English & British English)

Is it political? (American English & British English)

Questions to non-native English-speakers: where are you from? And what variant of the English language were you taught? As for me, I’m from Russia and was taught to speak British English. I can say for sure that it’s the same for like 90% of the […]

The language of music: HIM

The language of music: HIM

I’ve noticed that a lot of my recent posts and thoughts bring music into the picture. It’s hardly surprising – I’ve always been deeply affected by the music I’m into. That’s why I decided to start a series about my favourite bands and singers and […]

How not to lose grip of a language

How not to lose grip of a language

It’s no secret that when we have no practice in a language for a long time, it fades into the darkest storeroom called receptive knowledge (you can read about it here). What is worse, some parts of our knowledge may vanish forever. I’m not a […]

3 tips to communicate your thoughts indirectly

3 tips to communicate your thoughts indirectly

I bet we all have a lot to say to other people; there’re plenty of thoughts that need to be expressed one way or another. Naturally, in life of every person there’re times when they want to say something really important but have no idea […]