My Birthday Swim and 50 Language Calls

This week, I have spent a lot more time in bed than I usually would. I'm ill with a virus that's making it pretty uncomfortable to speak, hear or breathe right. Now I know that getting sick is just one of those things that happens. In fact, yesterday I got so bad and anxious ("What do you mean, I can't work?!") that I decided to go and see a doctor. The lovely lady and quick appointment really made me appreciate the healthcare that we Europeans can usually take advantage of. But like many of you, I'm also super driven and I like to keep going with things and being poorly is frustrating.

So while I'm having to take this little enforced break, I thought I'd share with you what the last week has been like on the Fluent front:

  • I've had a birthday! Now 31 years of age, and still pretty silly. Look at the beautiful English lake I launched myself into for the occasion.
  • I'm currently working on the 2nd edition of Fluency Made Achievable. I felt like writing this was my sort of manifesto, saying that this is how I believe language learning should work: as a holistic process taking into account all four core language skills. With the new edition, I'll be adding new sections, demo videos and a couple of great new interviews. in other words, this is going to be not just good but awesome! If you're interested in the book and want me to send you updates on how it's going, simply join my mailing list here.
  • This book project has another big motivation: I want this to be your resource, and for that I'm currently conducting research in 50 calls. If you have any problem or question about language learning, get in touch and I will talk to for 20 minutes and try to help you out. After 6 languages and 2 years of tutoring, I know about lots of things in this area and I am happy to help. If you want to be one of my 50 calls, make sure you join the mailing list so you don't miss the details of how to sign up.

And that's it for today, I'm going to have to take a health break now and make sure I'm fit to stick with my 500 words a day commitment for the book.

Please do get involved in the 50 Calls Project, I can't wait to help you out!

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