Duolingo Update – What’s New

Since my last post about my journey learning Spanish, a lot has happened. I went on holiday, lost my 115-day streak in the Bornean jungle and underwent a brain scan. As you’ve probably guessed, I put Spanish on the back-burner for a bit. Yesterday, I reopened my old friend Duolingo after a month of zero activity. I…

My Green Guru

It’s May the 4th which can only mean one thing… Sorry to disappoint you, fellow Star Wars fans. My new master is this little guy: Lately, I’ve broken the humdrum rhythm of my life to tackle some new challenges. I’ve taken up meditation and yoga, quit social media and I’m learning Spanish. Duolingo has been…

Teaching English – one month in

I’ve completed my first four weeks teaching English here in Singapore. I’m enjoying the job, and mostly teaching Kindergarteners (aged 4-5) their phonics to enable them to read, along with expanding their vocabulary. However, I have some older groups up to Primary 3 level (8-9 years) which focus on comprehension and honing productive speaking and…