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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Learning new language still a hurdle for expats, poll shows

    Language is still a major hurdle for many expats worldwide, especially when it is not their native language, new research has found. Some take classes provided by their employer, some try to get by with what they learned at school and upon their arrival in a new country, while many were able to...
  4. 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...
  5. Hotel jobs

    Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hey everyone, I am moving to Germany in July. I'm strongly leaning toward Berlin, but am open-minded. I'm struggling a bit in one specific area of my research, and was hoping some of you may have a bit of advice! 1. There is no minimum wage in Germany. What is a common wage for entry level...
  6. any jobs???

    Le Bistro
    Hi, i moved to Montpellier and speak fluent english,russian,hebrew. Know french well enough to do some work. Desperately seeking a job involving either translation, conversations or in the restaurant field - more than 8 years experience as a barman,waiter and second chef(commis de cuisine)...
  7. A website for learning vocabulary -- any good?

    General Expat Discussions
    Hi guys, I have taken some time off work to make a wiki for (foreign language) vocabulary exchange. The website provides some games to help with the learning. So far there are nascent sections for French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and (of course) English. Here is the link...
  8. Website in 11 languages for everyday living issues for expats launched in Canada

    Articles: Americas
    A new website in 11 different languages is set to make it easier for expats in Canada to find the kind of information they need on community services when they arrive. The In My Language site has been developed by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), which represents more...