My Work Goals 2020: 6 Month Check In

Happy July! Can you believe we’re officially halfway through the year? I always set new years resolutions and this year I set some work specific ones, which you can see here. As we’re halfway through the year now, I thought it was a good time to check in and see how I’m doing on thoseContinue reading “My Work Goals 2020: 6 Month Check In”

#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Twenty: Macarons

This week, which may be my last #ThatTranslatorCanCook post for a while (see explanation below), so I wanted to go out with a bang. I’ve tried to make macarons in the past and failed, so when I found a recipe that claimed to be ‘unfailable’, I jumped at the chance to try them. My attemptContinue reading “#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Twenty: Macarons”

My Top 5 Favourite French Novels

This week, I thought I’d combine my two loves: languages and reading and let you know what my favourite French language books are. If you’re learning French, it might give you some inspiration of what to read next to further your language skills! Thérèse RacquinThis was the first novel in French that I ever read.Continue reading “My Top 5 Favourite French Novels”

Language Learning Resources

Whilst in-person language classes might be as empty as the image at the top of this post, you can still learn a language online and, a lot of times, for free! There are so many useful posts about resources for different free language learning websites out there, that I thought I would collate them intoContinue reading “Language Learning Resources”

#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Nineteen: Knepfle

I finally decided to get back into #ThatTranslatorCanCook. Work has calmed down after an initial rush, the stockpiling has stopped and we have a regular online food shopping slot, so I figured I had the time and resources to broaden my culinary horizons again and tickle my translator’s tastebuds! So I headed to Marmiton inContinue reading “#ThatTranslatorCanCook Week Nineteen: Knepfle”

Translation specialisms

This week, I thought I’d dive into the world of translation specialisms and address a) why translators specialise and b) why I chose my specialisms. So let’s jump right in!

French for advanced learners: tips and tricks!

This week, I thought I’d give my best tips and tricks for advanced learners of French. So often (and I’m guilty of this too), when blogs give tips for French learners, they’re talking about absolute Beginners. However, in my work as a tutor, I have taught French for people of all ages and abilities (and,Continue reading “French for advanced learners: tips and tricks!”

How to learn a language

This week, I thought I would address how to learn a new language. As a lifelong language learner and French tutor, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to learn a language and I wanted to provide you with some tips for language learning! Also, there’s been a lot of chat recentlyContinue reading “How to learn a language”