Step-by-step detox

#1 Sacrifice comfort in order to achieve something bigger Yeah, we tend to tell ourselves that we will be kicking a bad habit ‘tomorrow’ or will start a super strict diet tomorrow, or start to learn a new language when? Tomorrow ? And say, tomorrow comes, and all of a sudden we push back today to tomorrow, and tomorrow to tomorrow, and tomorrow’s tomorrow, and so … Продолжить чтение Step-by-step detox

«Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else … Продолжить чтение

Blast From The Past (Thailand)

To be honest this trip was by far one of my favorites to date. It involved a good portion of time looking out to the horizon from the sand, admiring the sea gulls floating in the air and soaking up the sound of the waves in the midnight. And I explored almost every corner in Phuket and I just couldn’t resist myself from typing all … Продолжить чтение Blast From The Past (Thailand)

ABOUT ME

WE SPEAK by Aliya Zakirova «I think every language has a certain way of seeing the world. Each is a different worlds — a different mindsets. I couldn’t possibly choose only one language because it would mean really renouncing the possibility to be able to see the world in many different ways. So the monolingual lifestyle, for me, is the saddest, the loneliest, the most … Продолжить чтение ABOUT ME

January newsletter

It was a ten past four when we left a restaurant in which I was genuinely sitting all hopped up on caffeine asking myself ridiculous questions. And it still wanted ten minutes to the hour when we found ourselves in the Moscow City. It was already dusk, and the lamps were just being lighted as we paced up and down in front of the concrete . … Продолжить чтение January newsletter

What moved me to 2016

This year was amazing, adventurous, far-fetched, decisive, (insert another synonym here), and it’s already the 31st of December! So what did I learn throughout this year? I caught myself thinking that it was the fourth time I asked the question in the last week. I’m going to rewind this year and go back to grade 11. Grade 11 was the most hectic year in high … Продолжить чтение What moved me to 2016

Perfect storm of books&audiobooks

How can we explain the reason why you’ve been learning the English language for nine-something-years and still feeling like a total fool every time you accidentally meet a foreigner, huh? Apart from laziness that occasionally snow us under, I strongly believe that the methods used in textbooks are simply not effective.  All that boring, fake dialogues and conversations, rules, grammar drills …no fun at all. I … Продолжить чтение Perfect storm of books&audiobooks

Troubles Of Education

When it comes to people, the average is a statistical myth. There’s no average.  And that might just be the single most important lesson for educators. There definitely no average student.  Not one. Say, how much time do you spend a day finding the right future job that suits you and especially your soul? Even if you tell me that you have never met indecision … Продолжить чтение Troubles Of Education