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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I am Laxmi (Indian citizen) and doctor by profession. Currently I am on Tier 5 Government exchange programme in UK. I have got CertificateOfSponsorship for my Tier 2 General visa application(upto 3 years). While applying for visa I realized I need to claim 10 points for English language...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear Expat Forums Recently I and my Japanese partner applied for Unmarried Partner Visa to come to the UK. You can see my previous posts to get an idea of the application and category under which we applied here...
  3. Guides
    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...
  4. Guides
    Under new rule nurses and midwives from Europe will need to prove they have the required English language skills to practise in the UK. If they cannot provide evidence of their English language skills, such as having trained or worked in an English speaking country, they will need to take an...
  5. Guides
    Expats can struggle with learning a new language when they arrive in a new country but now research in the UK suggests that it could also affect their health. People who cannot speak English well are more likely to be in poor health, according to information gathered in the most recent Census...
  6. Articles: Europe
    Students in non-English speaking countries are increasingly learning subjects like maths and science in English instead of their mother tongue, according to the findings of a new study. Teaching in English is a ‘galloping phenomenon’ across the world and is causing controversy in some...
  7. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    At the end of this year, I will retire, at age 61, from my job as Managing Editor of a prestigious U.S. business newsletter. I have in mind that I'd like to spend some time in Germany (minimum 6 months and possibly forever) and have been told that it is legal and feasible for me to supplement my...
  8. Articles: Americas
    The Canadian government has announced more funding to help people arriving in Canada to ensure their language skills are stronger. Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said that the support is for newcomers as they acquire language skills, find work and integrate into...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, I was wondering if someone can help me with my doubts regarding dependents functional English qualification... Just to give a background I received an invite to apply for a visa in Skillselect on 22-Apr-2013. I have all the necessary documents to support my claim but im currently stuck...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Question! I have a degree equivalent to a UK degree (certified by NARIC) and a certificate that this degree was taught in English...is this enough to pass the English language requirement (A1) of the spouse visa? Or do I need NARIC not only to say that my degree was equivalent, but also that...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Everybody, I am a British citizen, my Fiancee is Japanese. We met in Japan when I was there on business in Sept 2011. I spent most of the rest of 2011 there with her, then she came to the UK for a two week holiday. We continued our relationship over Skype, then I again got the chance for...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, My name is Roy and I am an Australian planning to live in Ribeauvillé in Alsace. I was wondering if there is an English-Language-speaking community in or near Ribeauvillé so we can have contacts as we ease into life in France. Thank You, Roy.
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I am new on here, and in fact new to forums, so not entirely sure how this all works. Here's hoping a response or two will come in. I am trying very hard to establish a small business for myself, teaching English, in Marseille. I have created a website, I am registered as a l'auto...
  14. General Expat Discussions
    Hello guys, First of all I wanted to say that this forum is a great idea. I think it’s brilliant to have a place where everyone can share their experiences, so you get a way to learn from other people mistakes and successes. Now to my question. I am currently a student in Denmark, originally...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I'm moving to Montpellier in three weeks for financial reasons and am currently searching for employment. I have fairly fluent French, and I'd be happy to take any post (I'd be lucky to find any post), but I would ideally like to work in an Irish...
  16. Articles: Americas
    Speaking English is increasingly a basic requirement for working internationally but a new study shows large gaps in English skills around the world. Scandinavian countries have the best command of English among countries where English is not the native language, while Russia, Turkey and South...
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