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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello all, I am currently on the hunt for a language school for an intensive class in Castellano in Barcelona. I live outside the city about 45 minutes by train but going in everyday is not a problem as long as the school is near a train/metro stop. Getting the right school is though. I...
  2. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    My wife is graduate - Mass communication sciences from Pakistan The course was taught in English She has all the credentials in English Does she have to give language exam for the citizenship application. Reference...
  3. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hello everyone! I'm completely new here so I'm not sure how all of this works! I'm going to be moving to Germany to live with my boyfriend but my German isn't fantastic (as in I can basically say hello and goodbye and some things in-between...). I am currently a student in the UK but when I...
  4. Other Middle East & Africa
    Hello everyone, I'm currently in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and would like to meet some Russian expats to socialise and improve my Russian language which I've been studying for the past two years.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Articles: Europe
    British people are not known for being good at learning foreign languages but a national language learning initiative has seen hundreds of school pupils in England moving towards fluency in Mandarin Chinese. Progress test results from pupils on the Department for Education’s Mandarin Excellence...
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello all, I'll be moving to Madrid for work in the autumn, and am looking to take intensive Business Spanish courses (small classes or private). I would like to know if anyone has insight into which institution would be considered the most "prestigious" among executives, not only to...
  9. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Has anyone had experience with Portuguese language schools? I've looked online at several in Portimao, but they have disconnected links, or don't have a lot of detail of what they offer. When I lived in Spain several years ago, I took morning language classes for 2 months and it was a great way...
  10. Articles: Europe
    As debates about immigration and citizenship take centre stage around the world, new research has found that fewer people are concerned about where someone is born and language is regarded as the core of national identity. But there are differing views between younger and older generations and...
  11. Articles: Asia
    British people are not known for their widespread ability to speak languages other than English but new research shows that parents want their children to learn Mandarin Chinese. It is named by parents as the most beneficial’ non-European language for their children to learn, according to new...
  12. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Buongiorno! I hope to move to Piemonte in the next 2-3 months and would appreciate any advice on the following from expats living in Piemonte/Canelli area: Internet/telephone supplier - Advice on best internet/wifi suppliers for a house? Any that speak English? My Italian is terrible but I...
  13. Articles: Europe
    British people should be encouraged more to improve their language skills as these are set to be more vital than ever if the UK is to remain outward looking and open for business in a post-Brexit world. A survey by the British Council, which represents British cultural issues abroad, found that...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone! I am moving to Australia with my family (husband and 3 years old son) next year. We are now in the process of picking a city to live in. We visited Sydney in 2015 to make the entry and I loved it but it's crazy expensive. I'm trying to put the numbers down and see how much do I...
  15. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hello! I recently took the CIPLE (A2/elementary level) Portuguese language exam in order to fulfill my final qualification for Portuguese dual citizenship. I was wondering if anyone out there has taken the test outside of portugal (I took it in Newark, NJ), and if so, how long did it take to...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello I heard getting 7 in PTE-A is a lot easier than IELTS, but sadly you can't give PTE-A in Pakistan and the only way to sit in PTE is to fly to Dubai which will cost you you almost double the examanitaion fee. :mad::( Any one from Pakistan knows any inexpensive way so please share. I...
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    On my first trip to Spain last May, the basic Spanish I relearned before the trip was useful. I intend to make it much more useful this year. Part of my study plan is to focus on the essential verb tenses. During my travels in Latin America, I've used Preterite and Imperfect, rarely encountered...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello Expat Forum Members, Does anyone here have experience with the French language schools in Lyon? I hope to take classes in French this fall, and I am considering the options here in Lyon. I am looking for input on the quality of schools. So far, I'm looking at Alliance Française eife2f...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Friends, HELP EACH OTHER! HELP EACH OTHER! HELP EACH OTHER! HELP EACH OTHER! Starting a thread as I feel there is dearth of information on jobs availability in software field in this forum. People just talk about Visas/PRs and help related to that, but when it comes to jobs, they are...
  20. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi. I just moved in Portugal from Poland :plane:. I am really concerned about the fact that I can't learn the language fast enough. Can you give some advice?
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