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FIGT and the Totally Expat Show

By on Apr 4, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Global citizen | 2 comments

In a span of four days time I was at the annual Families in Global Transition Conference in Washington D.C. and the Totally Expat Show sponsored by the Forum for Expat Management in New York City. Reflecting on both events has been interesting, and I wanted to share a few thoughts here. [Snark alert: some of what I say will be broad-brush generalizations, and you...

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A Language Learning Checklist

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Global Citizens on the move, Language Learning, Support Modules | 0 comments

When you decide to learn another language as an adult, you are embarking on difficult task. If you come from a Western country which operates almost exclusively in only one language – Brits and Americans, you know who I’m talking about! – it can be even more daunting. This series of blogposts is designed to help you get moving on language learning...

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Saving Money on Your Relocation Expenses

By on Feb 19, 2014 in Expat Support, Global Citizens on the move | 0 comments

This article is contributed by Anna Jennifer behalf of New Haven Moving Equipment. Moving is not cheap, and to expatriate can be even more expensive. Unless you are moving to somewhere you can drive from your current location, you probably have to fly (and sometimes take several flights) to get to your new home. Moving does not have to cost you an arm and a leg,...

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One thing you can do to reduce language learning frustration

By on Feb 12, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Global citizen, Global Citizens on the move, Language Learning, Support Modules | 0 comments

One frustration with language learning is that it seems a never-ending task. You are never quite good enough; there is always more to learn and you never eliminate mistakes. But that is very much to be expected, don’t you think? After all, you are not a native speaker. And even native speakers need to keep learning. If you don’t believe that, check out...

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Language Learning: Learn a little. Use it a lot.

By on Jan 28, 2014 in Expat Support, Expats, Global citizen, Global Citizens on the move, Language Learning, Support Modules | 0 comments

Language learning is a social activity, not an academic one. That’s the fundamental thought behind this series of blogposts on language learning using the ‘LAMP method’. In the last post we introduced you to the book Language Application Made Practical. The key insight this book offers is that language learning is not something you do so you can begin to communicate...

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