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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 […]

Languages: reasons & consequences

Languages: reasons & consequences

There have been so many attempts to start learning a new language in my life. Even when I was a child I was addicted to learning new things about the world through a language. Fun fact #1: being a cute 8 y.o. gnome I wanted […]

Does communication with kids and teens affect you?

Does communication with kids and teens affect you?

Any act of communication – whether it’s verbal or non-verbal, with a person your age or not, with a human or an animal – affects you in a certain way. You may not even notice but we usually tend to adjust to the situation and […]

The Moment you Stop noticing the Language switch

The Moment you Stop noticing the Language switch

One of the most exciting things in learning foreign languages is when you’re fluent enough to stop thinking which grammar structure or word to use. However, it’s even more exciting when there are more languages involved. You don’t have to be an advanced speaker to […]

Interview with the one & only Samu Haber (Sunrise Avenue)

Interview with the one & only Samu Haber (Sunrise Avenue)

What a note to start my rebranding 🙂   The fall of 2017 was a significant period for one of the most successful Finnish bands – Sunrise Avenue (everyone remembers Fairytale gone bad, don’t you?). The guys have released their new album, Heartbreak Century, which […]