Growth mindset blog post

The mindset shift that improves exam grades & self-esteem and redefines success

Are you great at dealing with technical jargon in simultaneous? Are you bad with numbers? Are your notes sloppy? Do you have a bad memory? These ...
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Your trainers are only as good as you make them

I hesitated about the title of this blog post for a long time. Not least because it sounds as if I'm writing about shoes. At first, ...
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Post-holiday stress blog post

Post-holiday stress

Back to school, back to stress Here in Europe, the summer holidays are drawing to a close. How are you feeling? Do you find the rentrée, ...
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develop your retour

The best way to develop your retour (and it’s not what you think)

'What do you do to develop your retour?' I sometimes ask my interpreting students this question. I'm curious to know what they do with their limited time ...
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Football idioms blog post

Football: love it, hate it, use it

Unless you've been living in a parallel universe for the past few weeks, you will know what the big event is this Sunday: the World Cup ...
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How to make English work for you when you’re working into English

In any situation in life where you want to excel, it makes sense to work to your strengths and find ways to compensate for your weaknesses ...
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Self-training to improve your retour

No native speaker? No problem! Go solo to improve your retour.

In my last post, I talked about the benefits of having a native speaker of your B language listen to you when you're practising your retour. Today, I ...
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Improve your retour with a native speaker

Improve your retour with help from a native speaker

It is a truth universally acknowledged (as Jane Austen might say) that improving your retour is a lifelong task. Like any other interpreting skill - only more ...
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Announcing The Interpreting Coach

Introducing The Interpreting Coach

How can I serve you? For some years now, I've been thinking: Wouldn't it be great if there were more digital content to help aspiring interpreters? ...
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