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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I'm turning 18 this summer and will have completed the leaving cert. I'm taking the year out and thinking about moving to Spain for the year to learn the language ( i've done Spanish for the junior cert and leaving cert). If I was to, I'm thinking of leaving late August. I want to save...
  2. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    We are looking to retire to La Paz next year. While we are trying to learn Spanish (slow going) and have translator apps how difficult is it to manage day to day with the local culture? thx
  3. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    My wife and I returned to the UK in 2015 after spending 13 glorious years living and working in Spain. During that time we made full Spanish Social Security contributions on a monthly basis. We are now working in the UK and once again we are contributing to the UK social security system via our...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I can ask a lot at expatforum.com, and have, and am grateful to get tips and feedback from other expat angloparlantes like me. But I continue to think all the while that there must be a Spanish language internet forum used by locals to seek advice on shopping, professional services and so...
  5. 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...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I've been living and working in the UK for nearly 2 and half years on the IT industry earning around £27k comfortable but monotonous, unrewarded and unchallenging. In my personal case even though I'm lucky to have a permanent full job I still want to dedicate more time to myself and my...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I'm new to these forums. I have the idea of moving to Spain for a year or two before deciding if it's for me. I do love Spain and visit a lot. I'd like to live in the Barcelona area. I speak some Spanish. My question is....will anyone speak back to me in Spanish? I'm willing to speak some...
  8. Articles: Americas
    More and more Americans are retiring outside of the United States, and those numbers are only expected to increase in the next 10 years, according to figures from the country's social security administration office. The number of Americans choosing to live overseas when they retire increased by...
  9. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Does anyone have any good recommendations for Spanish tutors 1 on 1 classes in Barcelona they have personally used? There's a lot of people on Loquo but I would prefer to hear from someone personally. Ive taken classes in the past but my problem now is I need to travel outside the country at...
  10. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    How much Spanish do Americans learn from K-12?
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I will fly to Spain at the end of June and stay there for around a month. My current level of Spanish is probably around A2 in terms of CEFR. Is it possible for me to reach conversational level by the time I travel to Spain?
  12. 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...
  13. La Tasca
    I'm sure we had a thread/threads on this general subject but I can't find it/them even using the 'search' facility. Released, today, on DVD is Ocho Apellidos Catalanes (also known as Spanish Affair 2), the sequel to Ocho Apellidos Vascos. I have just finished watching it. To get the best...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    We locked our door yesterday and forgot to take the key out from inside, so we had keys but were still locked out. We called a Spanish locksmith who left immediately to come and let us in, but it was 20 minutes away. Twenty minutes later he's on the phone as his GPS can't find us. Now the fun...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, I'm Americanization currently living in HK, due to several reasons my partner and I are looking at reallocating to his home country: France (that for me is beyond unknown land). I'm a F&B skilled worker and I'm on the way to specialize. We are seemingly going to reallocate to Dinar...
  16. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I am looking for a summer camp in Spain for my littlest brother. He is 15. I have worked at English language camps so I am aware that these types of camps do not provide their marketed 'immersion' experience. Does anyone know of any traditional Spanish summer camps that will have few (if any)...
  17. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I know that there are many English speaking snow birds and expats in Playa Del Carmen. If I move there, I will try to learn Spanish, but there is no guarantee that I can learn it well enough. In fact, the chances are slim that I will learn it well. How realistic is it to live there...
  18. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    In the UK, a crane-arm oversailing anothers property is trespass – even if no damage has been done. Is the law the same in Spain ? Is there a Spain Law book that covers this topic, please?
  19. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    If/when a person born & raised in Catalonia speaks Spanish, do you find that they tend to pronounce ci, ce, and z with an "s" sound or a "th" sound?
  20. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    My husband and I are planning to move to Mexico for 9 months to a year to fully-immerse ourselves in the culture and learn Spanish so that we are relatively competent in speaking Spanish by the time we return to the US. We both work from home and as long as we have a solid internet connection...
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