Friday, August 31, 2007


Today was my first experience of networking. I attended the Lincoln Business Club monthly meeting at Lincoln City Football Ground. It was far more friendly and relaxed than I'd expected and I quite enjoyed it. There was the opportunity for 'speed networking' as well as speakers from different areas of business.
The meetings are held on the last Friday of the month 7 - 9am, so I will try and make as many as I can.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Washingborough and Heighington Classes

These daytime classes will be postponed until the New Year. Watch this space for details!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

German Summer School

This last week I've been away in Jena, Germany. Jena is in the Bundesland of Thueringen in the East of Germany. I first went two years ago as a compulsory part of my Open University level 2 German course. It's a beautiful town with a fantastic atmosphere.
Eddie Lawler (Lawler Language Services) now runs level 1 and level 3 summer schools, open to everyone. This was an ideal opportunity for me to update my German skills, so I enrolled on the level 3 course. It was a bargain at £400 (we had to find our own way there) for full board, in a fantastic hotel.
There is a full study programme, with lessons in the morning, and usually a trip out in the afternoon. The course content is optional. We covered Science, the local area, Identity, Architecture and Literature as well as taking trips to Erfurt, Cospeda, the Planetarium and, of course, the local pubs and restaurants.
The thought of going abroad alone to do a course where you know no one may seem a little daunting, but it has been a fabulous week and I have met some lovely people. I would certainly recommend the course for next year (indeed I will be attending it!).

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Review your learning experience

All of my courses are listed on This site now has a facility to review courses that you have attended. If you would like to give feedback on the tuition you have received, please go to If you are having private tuition, feedback is still very relevant, and is listed under French one-to-one lesson for example.
I would be very grateful for any feedback at all, the review should only take a couple of minutes to complete.
Hope you all enjoy the summer.


I decided to create a Myspace page, mainly for networking purposes. You can find it here.
I'm still finding my way around though, so it looks a little basic at the moment.