Entries by VivaLinguist

Meet Felicity, English Coach at VivaLing – “Learning should be tied with fun and interest and this is my mission!”

My name is Felicity. I come from England. I live in Canterbury. I studied Philosophy at Greenwich University. How long have you been an English teacher for? I have been an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher since graduating at 21. And I have never done anything else. Nearly everyone in my family is […]

Why Bilingualism Is Good for Your Brain

Today, more than half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual. There are obvious advantages to being bilingual, such as the ability to communicate with people from all over the world- for business or simply pleasure. But above and beyond the social benefit, scientific research has revealed the beneficial impact bilingualism has on the […]

Teaching Languages to Children : Man vs. Robot

At the recent EdTechXAsia 2016 event, an eminent speaker confirmed what all have been witnessing: contrary to initial fears, technology has not replaced teachers. But, he warned, “teachers proficient with technology will very soon replace those who are not.” The speaker knew what he was talking about : he was none other than  Dr. Janil […]

Meet Hannah, English Coach at VivaLing

My name is Hannah, I’m from Scotland but I live in Italy. I studied at the University of St Andrews and I have a BSc in Biology. I have been teaching for almost 4 years. Why have you decided to become a teacher? I really wanted to have the chance to live in Japan and […]

Christmas Memories from around the World

Christmas all over the world is celebrated on Christmas Day, the 25th of December. Some countries however have different Christmas traditions and Christmas celebrations take place over a longer period of time. Discover how the VivaLing coaches live Christmas around the world.   Christmas in South Africa with Coach Angela     What is your […]

Meet Mathilde – French Coach at VivaLing

My name is Mathilde, I come from Le Croisic, a beautiful little coastal town, one hour away from Nantes. I have been living in Athens, Greece, for 8 years now. How long have you been teaching French? I began to teach French upon my arrival in Athens, straight after graduating in French language, teaching. I […]

What Language Should My Child Learn?

“The child is not a vessel that is filled, but a fire that is lit”. Montaigne   “What language should my child learn?” This is the recurring question for parents, when choosing the first or second foreign language for their child. The question is complex and the answer is difficult to give.  This type of […]