About Trisha

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你好, hello there, I’m Trisha (艾玛 – 派翠西 邓巴)

Founder of Language Learners Journal Ltd and Co-Founder of the Parleremo Language Marathon. I’m a certificated TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) tutor, inspirational speaker, mindfulness practitioner, professional blogger, writer, and award-winning entrepreneur from the UK!

My Journey

I sucked at learning new things at school, but then one day I started to make real progress with my learning. The teachers made me redo my work under close supervision thinking I was cheating!

However, they soon realized that the progress was coming directly from me. I went from being the bottom of the class needing support to the top of the class supporting others!

So how did I go from struggling learner to making real progress almost overnight?

I started to take a more mindful approach to my learning. This included introducing simple mindfulness practices to my daily study routine and developing positive thinking strategies. This improved my focus and attention span. As a result, I became a more disciplined learner that achieved set goals.

Now I want to help other language learners become more focused, motivated and successful at achieving their goals. That’s why I created Language Learners Journal Ltd and co-founded the Parleremo Language Marathon.

Today, I have an academic background in psychology, not linguistics. So I am approaching language learning from a fresh perspective.

My mission is to empower others to learn new skills, especially languages!  Whilst sharing my own experiences and language learning goals too. I do not consider myself to be polyglot, but rather a ‘polynot’. As long as I can order cake and coffee in my target language then I am happy!  

Languages studied: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Icelandic, Italian, Slovenian (Slovene) & British Sign Language (BSL). 

Currently studying: Dutch and Chinese Mandarin. 


Awards and Nominations 

Language Learners Journal Ltd – Winner of the ‘Enabler Award’ from

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Language Learners Journal Ltd. Founder Trisha was nominated for  ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018‘ at the Startup Disruptors Business Awards.

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Voted one of the top 100 Language Learning Blogs (worldwide) in 2018 and 2019.

Top 100 Language Blogs

Guest Posts, Press, and Mentions

Top Tips from Top Language Learners – Clozemaster

50 extraordinary women who will inspire you to learn a language – Joy of Languages

How to Apply Mindfulness to Language Learning – Lingua Materna Podcast

How the early learning of languages can develop social skills in children – Bambini Lingo

Entrepreneur says holistic approach is key to success – The News

Language Learners Amplified Program (now the #15x100Challenge) – Lingo Hut

Interview with Michael from LangTech Podcast – Lang Tech Podcast

10 Actionable Steps to Motivate Language Learning – JabbaJabba

First Steps – Getting Started in Languages – Language Learning Library

11 Awesome People to Follow if You’re Learning Languages  – Recommended by Polyglot’s Diary


Opportunities & Online Collaborations 

I am currently seeking new opportunities both online and face-to-face.  I am open to collaboration work, guest posting and sponsorship deals with brands as long as they stand within the values of this site. I am also happy to speak at any motivational events within the UK and online get in contact today!


Get in Touch…

Interested in guest posting for Language Learners Journal? I would also love to hear about your experiences and language learning goals.

You can also message me on my Twitter or Facebook page.

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