Updated: Apr 27
When I began this project, last October, I had no idea where it would go. As I said at the time, and have said since, there was no roadmap. This was about trying to create something purposeful, productive, and hopefully enjoyable. My aim was to try to utilise my experience in legal practice and English language training, and see where it went - especially given the public health situation that we have all lived through in the last year or so.
That does not mean there was not a general direction of travel. Organic growth and development was the aim, and not financial profit.
Ultimately, as things have settled down, I have accepted that there is a particular 'market' for what CLEA has tried to offer. It isn't the market I had anticipated, but that is fine. I was always going to go with the flow when it came to what I am passionate about. As I said in a post many weeks ago, I subscribe to the philosophy of Simon Sinek - 'People don't buy what you do. They buy why you do it.' That will always be my way, and I am not alone in this.
Over the past few weeks, I have been talking with two legal English providers, both outside of Europe, who share my passion for both law and language and, in the coming weeks, we are going to be entering into a collaboration which, I think, makes sense, going forward. What we are going to be able to offer, collectively, will - I believe - be better than what we can offer apart.
As we move into a 'new season', I want to thank those who have supported what I have tried to offer. In particular, many thanks to the staff and students at UMCS for their enthusiasm.
For now, I will continue to post resource and blog material here, although it is also going to be transferred to our new website, which will probably be up and running at the beginning of June. I will keep this site and contact information going for the next few weeks.
Many thanks to everyone.
Cambridge Legal English Academy