Interview with Nicole Webb, Author, China Blonde

Nicole, tell us what made you first decide to become an expat. I met my husband James on a blind date. He was a hotelier, and I was a television newsreader. I can distinctly remember him saying on one of our early dates that, ‘in his career, they like you to continue progressing and that […]

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How To Learn The Language In Italy

If you are going out to beautiful Italy in order to live and work, you may be asking how easily you will be able to communicate in English, or whether you will need to be fluent in Italian. We will answer some of these questions below.The official language of Italy is Italian. This is a […]

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How To Learn The Language In Israel

If you are going to be living and working in Israel, and are a native English speaker who does not also speak Hebrew, you may be wondering how easy it will be to communicate with locals and your colleagues. Israel has a plethora of languages and a strong linguistic heritage, so we will look at […]

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How To Learn The Language In Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful country in which to live and work and if you are an English-speaking expat, you will have few difficulties communicating with local people, since Ireland is an English-speaking country. This will apply whether you are based in either Northern Ireland or Eire.The official language of Northern Ireland, which is still part […]

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How To Learn The Language In Indonesia

Indonesia is home to many languages and if you are going to be living and working in the country as an expat, you may be asking yourself whether you will need to learn a local language, which one to learn, and whether you will be able to make yourself understood in English. We will look […]

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How To Learn The Language In India

India is an ancient and very diverse country, both culturally and linguistically, and you will find that many languages are spoken here. If you are intending to live and work in India, you may be asking yourself how easily you will be able to communicate, particularly if you are a native English speaker. We will […]

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How To Learn The Language In Iceland

Iceland is a reassuring country to visit if you are English-speaking: a large percentage of the population speaks English and you should have few difficulties making yourself understood across the country. However, you may also wish to learn some Icelandic whilst you are resident here. We will look at some of your options below.Icelandic itself […]

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How To Learn The Language In Hungary

Hungary is a nexus-point in eastern Europe and traditionally has been on multiple trade routes. This historical fluidity is reflected in the lingustic heritage of the country. As an expat who is intending to live and work in Hungary, ease of communication will be one of the first questions on your mind. Will you need […]

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How to Learn the Language in Hong Kong

The former British colony of Hong Kong is still an attractive destination for expats, not least because it is still English speaking. You will therefore have some advantage as a native speaker, but more so if you also speak Cantonese or Mandarin.The official languages in the city-state are English and Chinese. However, there are two […]

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How To Learn The Language In Greece

Living and working in Greece will give you an ideal opportunity to learn one of the great classical languages of the world. Modern Greek differs somewhat from its ancient forbear, but it is still a rewarding language to learn, whether you will be working in a Greek-speaking workplace or simply visiting the country.Greek (Greek: Ελληνικά, […]

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