Author: Adele Priestley

TLP means the world to me. Beyond being an English teacher, I'm a coffee fanatic, a nature lover, a book reader, a yoga teacher and a cat person!
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You’ve come this far.. where to next? In many ways, learning a language is like being in a love relationship. At the beginning, everything is exciting and new; it’s easy to see the changes and growth happening from day to day. You’re excited to put in the work, and it’s even more exciting to see…

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How you can make meaningful progress (even if you haven’t got any time) If you’re here reading this post, then it’s likely that you’re hoping/dreaming/trying to learn English as a second (or third, or fourth…) language. Learning a new language is incredibly rewarding. It challenges our brains, it opens doors, and it changes the way…

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In the space of just a few months, life as we knew it has completely changed. Since COVID-19 began to hit countries all across the world, daily routines have imploded. None of us–myself included–quite know what the next few months will bring. Fear, uncertainty, change; it’s a perfect, disastrous recipe to start feeling pretty horrible.…

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Imagine a world in which everyone speaks the same language – a world in which every person has the same accent, the same tone and the same vocabulary. Sounds… incredibly boring, right? Getting rid of an accent is a common goal for language learners around the world. But as a language teacher and a traveler,…

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Throughout my time working as a teacher with The Ladies’ Project, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to lead weekly “guided conversations.” In case you’re scratching your head, trying to figure out exactly what a guided conversation might be – it’s exactly what it sounds like! A guided conversation is a chat where the teacher proposes…

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I’ve always been a word-lover. When I was a child, my parents actually had to ask me to “please put my book down for a minute” instead of the other way around. I studied English Literature at University, and I moved abroad because I thrive on the daily challenge of completing every-day tasks in a…

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It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, so I thought that now was a good time! I really love to eat, so this topic is especially inspiring for me. I also really love to travel, and I’ve had the privilege of traveling, living, and working in so many stunning places around the…

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Hi Ladies! Here it is as promised: a blog post with some pictures of my kayaking adventures around the world! If you didn’t see my interview with Emma, I’ll start out by explaining that when I’m not working as a teacher and with TLP, I work as a whitewater kayak photographer. Kayaking is one of…