And I’m off again …

Tomorrow I’ll get on a plane and fly to Helsinki…

Where I’ll have exactly 55 minutes to leg-it through the airport in an attempt to get through security on time to catch a connecting flight to Amsterdam.

Then it’ll be three days there doing some video stuff, meeting people and generally having a good time (in the heavy rain, if the weather forecast is right).

From there I’ll go to Ireland for 4 days….

Then back to Japan via London Heathrow.


Busy busy.

But it’s all good fun, right?

One thing I’ll be doing in Amsterdam is filing a three part EES “Amsterdam Special” lesson series talking about the culture there, and why it’s become such an interesting business-centre since Brexit in the UK last year.

That’ll be starting next week if all goes well.

If you’ve been thinking of becoming an EES member, now is a really good time.

Click here to start your membership.


Julian Northbrook.
Language Punk. Off to Amsterdam.

P.S. This week’s EES lesson is coming tomorrow.

We’re looking at some culture differences between countries, and discussing what makes for an interesting tourist destination.

Bit if a “different” lesson this time.

That’s tomorrow.

In the meantime

About the author: Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.