Welcome to Tea with me!
FIND YOUR VOICE
Tea with Me wants to help you to express yourself in your new language. With oodles of ideas to help you structure your language exchanges, creative journals, prompts and ideas to help you tell your stories, Tea with Me wants to help you break out of textbook-speak and let the world hear who you really are.
WE'RE ALL LEARNING HERE
At the time of writing this, I’ve been learning Portuguese for 18 months! I’ll be making mistakes all over the place. But, I have committed to use my imperfect Portuguese to encourage you, motivate you and guide you on your language learning journey.
WE LOVE YOU
Tea with Me has blossomed out of a few life-changing friendships with wonderful people that I have still never met in real life. Learning Portuguese would never have been possible without the time, patience and friendship that these people have given so freely, and I am determined to share that with the world.
SEE THROUGH THE FOG
There are language resources everywhere. I’ll help you sift through the mountains of options to create a language learning environment that suits you, keeping the whole process light, colourful, and more importantly, sustainable. Language learning doesn’t have to be stressful, high-pressured or cause you to make huge sacrifices in pursuit of your goals.
Let’s face it, you’re going to make mistakes. I’m going to make mistakes. But I’ve made peace with that, and you should too! Remember, YOU CANNOT SKIP THIS STAGE. I’ll say it again. You. Cannot. Fast. Forward. To. Perfect.
My dream of Tea with Me is that it will be jam-packed with advice and stories that will help you to cast away the doubts, shout LA LA LA over the voice of your inner critic, shut your eyes and just TALK. Talk, and listen, and talk, and learn, and talk some more, over and over again, without losing your mojo.