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Presenting my new eBook about the effective study of foreign languages together with EF Education First.

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Save the date: On Tuesday, 5 March 2019 at 6.00 p.m., I will present my latest eBook together with EF Sprachreisen (EF Education) in Vienna, concerning the mastering of foreign languages. It contains many tips & tricks for language acquisition, as well as entertaining stories from my life as a multilingual globetrotter: How come I now speak so many languages fluently (a total of seven: Besides my native language German, there’s English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Italian)? What is the best way to learn (and keep up) languages in general? How to maintain an adequate level for business trips, personal holidays, and other language projects?

I will be happy to answer these and many other questions during the book launch and reading event in Vienna. Even little baby, seven months old inside my belly, will eagerly listen when her mother talks about travels & language adventures, hinting at a future of globetrotting together as family!

Vielen Dank an EF für die Unterstützung bei der Italienisch-Sprachreise nach Rom ...

Thank you so much, EF Education First, for supporting last year’s language trip to Rome, a study trip which led to many ideas being contained in my present, third book.


Abgesehen von heiteren Klassenzimmer-Geschichten ...

Apart from fun time inside the classroom together with young students …


... hat mir die Schönheit Roms einmal mehr den Atem geraubt ...

… I did fall for the beauty of Rome once again ..


. das gute Essen und die gesellige, heitere Atmosphäre mit neuen Freunden und Bekannten sowieso.

… its good food and wonderful Italian people (and new international study friends) as well of course.


Hier, am Lago Trasimeno in der Provinz Umbrien, habe ich dann fleißig für ein paar Tage Auszeit in einer Ferienwohnung am Land, an meinem eBook weitergearbeitet.

After the intense language course, I went on my Writer’s Retreat in Umbria, and spent some very productive days writing and enjoying life ..!


So here are the book’s results …

… unfortunately for you, this time my eBook is only available in German (at present), but I do hope to publish an English edition of it too:


It’s the above-mentioned tips and ideas we will discuss during my book presentation in Vienna: If you are interested and around, please send me a short email (reachme@creativelena.com) or register directly through our Facebook event, so that you can be sure to participate. The event is free of charge, and we are really looking forward to seeing you there! I will also have some of my study material, learning books, CDs and DVDs with me all of which helped me in my years of studying foreign languages: You are welcome to see all of them for yourself!

Bis bald beim Buchpräsentation-Termin in Wien!

See you soon during my book presentation event in Vienna, and many greetings from Rome yet again!


Check out the following, inspiring language & culture travel stories I have written during my many years of publishing on the blog here:


Written by Elena

Fluent in seven languages, I feel naturally at ease anywhere I go. As a writer, I am happy to share the world’s travel stories as far as creative travel, foodie travel and local, sustainable travel are concerned. Thanks to my young son Liam, I am currently discovering the world anew.

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Elena has recently published "The Creative Traveler's Handbook". Chock full of inspiratinal stories, travel tips and advice, it offers everything you need for planning and managing your next creative escape, addressing beginners and experienced travelers alike. Here's how to get your hands on it now!
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  1. Attracta O Connor

    Hi Elena…Greetings from Ireland.
    Heartiest congratulations on your wonderful news..


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