The Ten Best Tricks for Foreign Language Learners

You needn’t be a hyperpolyglot to enjoy studying a new language. Hyperpolyglots are those rare geniuses who speak at least eleven languages fluently. Apparently, learning about ten languages is still an attainable goal, relatively speaking, but after the first dozen, things get pretty tricky. Startling facts like that make me feel rather woeful about my […]

Survey Spotlight: Expats’ Language Skills

As for the Expat Insider Survey, there are several topics we’d have liked to cover in our survey report, but had to exclude due to various constraints. Expats and their language skills is one of these subjects. Fortunately, our blog provides plenty of space to make up for this lack. Number of Languages Spoken Let’s […]

Same Same But Different

Customer service in Thailand works a bit differently, as our guest blogger Connie Mudore recently found out. However, such intercultural differences – though they do sometimes need getting used to – aren’t necessarily bad… “Come get money,” the female voice on the phone insisted. It’s not often that I get such messages. Usually, I’m being […]

The Sparkly Elephant

Usually, native English speakers talk about “seeing pink elephants” when they are a bit tipsy. But what connects a sparkly pink elephant to guest author and expat blogger Julie’s German language lessons and to her honeymoon? Read on and find out! You are probably wondering what this cute little elephant has to do with expat […]

Review: Activities and Strategies for Everyday Language Learners

InterNations member Aaron Myers kindly provided us with a free PDF copy of his e-book Activities and Strategies for Everyday Language Learners. If you want to acquire this resource for yourself, we’ll tell you what you’ll get out of it. A Blog Turned Book The book is based on Aaron’s experience as an ESL teacher, […]