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Interview with Nina (spring 2015)

I have been recently interviewed by Anna Ziklová, a teacher trainee from the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). Her task was to interview an English teacher about her teaching life and views of teaching. I feel very honoured she picked me and I hope you enjoy the interview as […]

English lessons with expats

All of my students come to me with the very same request: “Nina, please, help me become more confident when speaking English. My English is terrible.” Their English is not terrible. They usually have at least 5 years of formal English language education background, they know a lot about grammar in theory but THEY CAN´T […]

Jak si nastavit cíle v angličtině

Sníte o tom, že skvěle rozumíte angličtině a že ji umíte používat? Že rozumíte svým oblíbeným filmům v původním znění, prezentujete své myšlenky na obchodních schůzkách, sebevědomě mluvíte do telefonu nebo při pracovních pohovorech, domluvíte rodinný výlet e-mailem, ve svém městě poradíte turistům, spřátelíte se s lidmi z jiných zemí nebo procestujete svět? Máte takový […]

I can’t teach but I’m doing it anyway

I have been recently approached by quite a few novice teachers of English with this question: “Could you please provide me with  some tips about teaching adults? I’m about to start doing that and it’s my first time to teach.” I feel a little weird being asked that as even after 10 years of practice […]

How one Italian friar learned English

This is a guest post by my online friend Lorenzo from Milan, Italy, whom I met via Facebook two years ago. He´s made incredible progress in English and he is a living proof that learning without coursebooks works. “I’m Lorenzo from Italy. I’m a friar and I’m living in a friary in Milan. About two […]

Student testimonial – online coaching

I received a beautiful testimonial from a student I coached for 2 months. He wanted to activate his English language skills before entering a British university. Thank you, Martin Nevídal, it was lovely working with you and I wish you all the best! “I must say that Nina´s coaching (as she named it) was very […]