Patrick West

Patrick West

There’s an entrenched myth that learning a second language as a grown-up is a Herculean — or even Sisyphean — task. It isn’t

The self-help guru Svend Brinkmann’s antidote to self-help culture

Sacre bleu! Why bother learning any French when in France you’ll just be humiliated? Let’s study Mandarin, or Arabic, or Spanish in schools instead.