Wednesday, December 24, 2014
“So this is Christmas, and what have you done?” This song by John Lennon is in every store at this time of year. Indeed, Christmas is the right time to ask yourself this question.
This year, I taught over 180 one-on-one lessons. I've helped my students to achieve their professional goals, pass qualification exams, and bridge the language gap between them and people who are important to them. Learning languages does change your life in many ways. I learned it from my own experience and from the experiences of my students. I want to thank all of you for the good times we had together. You are the best, guys!
This year, I've launched a shop on Etsy in cooperation with my dear husband Paul. We offer funny, witty and intellectually stimulating t-shirts and home decors there). Attention, language lovers, there are many designs for you too!
The number of followers of my blog on Tumblr exceeded 1000 this December. I'm thrilled and excited about that. Over 1000 hungry-for-knowledge polyglots read my blog, comment on my articles, and ask me questions, and this keeps me in a good intellectual shape and gives me so much drive!
I recently quit my daytime job to dedicate more time to my projects. And here goes another question: what’s next?
Next year, I plan to transform my website from a humble blog to an interactive platform with language courses, forums, podcasts and more. I believe, 2015 is going to be a special year, so stay tuned!
I wish you joyful holidays and a very happy New Year! May curiosity and inspiration be with all of us in 2015!
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