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  1. Young bilingual children can struggle to cope learning two languages, research finds

    Articles: Asia
    Being bilingual is regarded as a great asset and one that keep the brain active, but new research has found that some young children may need help to cope with learning two languages at once. But scientists have made a major breakthrough in the assessment of language development among bilingual...
  2. Survey finds Brits want to learn another language in 2018

    Articles: Europe
    British people are not known for their proficiency in foreign languages, but a new poll suggests they want to be with one in five planning to do some learning in 2018. One in three intends to try and learn at least some phrases in another language in the year ahead with Spanish the most popular...
  3. British people need to improve languages to get ready for post Brexit period

    Articles: Europe
    Spanish and Mandarin Chinese are the top two languages that people in Britain need to know most in a post Brexit world, according to new research, followed by French, Arabic and German. The new analysis argues that for Britain to succeed post-Brexit, international awareness and skills, such as...
  4. Cesena - Help with homework

    Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hi all, My son is starting at University in Cesena in Autumn and will be looking for some part time work. He is bilingual (British born but has been through elementare), media and liceo scientifico in Sansepolcro, Tuscany). If anyone needs someone to help with homework in the afternoons he...
  5. Nursery and Play groups for toddlers moving to Lisbon/Cascais area

    Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    We are moving to Lisbon/ Cascais area (don't know EXACTLY where yet) from London. I need help finding a bilingual nursery situation for my daughter who is three and my son who will be two. Three days a week. Also are there any "stay and plays" or play groups... what do locals and expats do...
  6. Being bilingual changes the way the brain works, expert reveals

    Expat parents can often be amazed how quickly their children pick up a second language and confused when they frequently switch from one to the other with apparent easy. But they should not be surprised, according to one of the leading experts on bilingualism, who says that people who are...
  7. Best bilingual elementary schools (OIB) in France

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour everyone. We are a Franco-American family currently living in Holland and considering repatriation back to France. We've been expats for 10 years and have always essentially moved when the employer necessitated. This time, we are thinking of first finding a nice region and community...
  8. Learning a second language gives your brain a good workout

    Expats finding it difficult to learn a new language should be buoyed by the fact that being bilingual really does give your brain a beneficial workout. It is hard to estimate the exact number of bilingual people in the world as there is a lack of reliable statistics, but in 2012, a...
  9. School in Lyon

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, We are moving to Lyon this summer and are looking for a bilingual/international school for our son. He will turn 5 in September. We are thinking of Ombrosa. Does anyone have any experience / recommendations about schools in Lyon? I would really appreciate some tips. Thanks!
  10. Bilingualism a possible factor in inhibiting development of dementia

    Articles: Europe
    Speaking more than one language may help fight of the effects of dementia in later life, new research has found. According to a study carried out by researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad in India, people who speak more than one...
  11. Queretaro - Bilingual Schools

    Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    We are going to be living in Queretaro for the year with our 7 yr old daughter, and I'm looking for any recommendations for a secular, bilingual or international school there. The goal is for our daughter to learn to speak the language and to enjoy her experience as a second grader. Thanks for...
  12. new member looking for information about Javea

    Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone at expatforum, I discovered this great forum while trying to find information about English speaking people living in Javea, and thought that you may help me. Let me put you in the picture. We’re a Spanish family with two, 10 and 2 year-old kids. Although I’m not bilingual, I’ve...
  13. Looking for info on the Nice area

    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I will be moving from Basel, Switzerland, to the south of France with my husband and children ages 8 and 6 next year. We will be making several trips to decide on a location. We have the flexiblity to move near good schools. We will be making a trip to Nice in late April. I am hoping to meet...
  14. School for expatriate kids

    Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hi dear friends, I'm Brazilian, living on D.F. since June this year, and I'm planning to bring my family to Mexico next year, for a yet undefined period of time. I have 2 little boys - they are now 10 1/2 and 7 1/2 years old respectively - and I'm already starting to look for school options...
  15. Ottawa or Calgary?

    Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hey guys, we r planning to land in Ottawa or Calgary.. not being sure I request u guys to throw some light on the issue.. My husband ( primary applicant ) is Financial Manager here in Dubai, but would be more than happy if he cud start as accountant. Is Ottawa more of a bilingual city? Coz we...
  16. Love to hear from you!

    Hi There, Great to find a forum with so many people who share the experience of moving and living abroad. So who am I and what am I doing here? My personal relocation experience is rather unusual. Perhaps I am the typical TCK? Not sure. I have moved homes twenty-four times (!), and have...
  17. Great tips for raising bilingual or multilingual children

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi fellow expat parents, how are you doing raising your child with more than one language ? I have one daughter who is growing up with German, English, French and a bit of Arabic. Her German and English are native-like in conversation, reading and writing. Her French is basic and so is her...