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Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

30 September 2014   2 comments
Linguist Madalena Cruz-Ferreira discusses how attempts at 'multilingual rudeness' can go astray without learning the other vital clues associated with language.
Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work

Unfold Conflicts: Dealing with cultural conflicts at work 16 September 2014

Louise Dancet discusses how cultural differences can easily lead to conflicts at work, and how expats can avoid cultural clashes in a multicultural work environment.
Xenophobe's® Guides: Swiss character

Xenophobe's® Guides: Swiss character 16 September 2014

The Swiss tendancy to be pessimistic means that they are inevitably prepared for any situation.
Expat Stories: Karen Herzog on life in Switzerland

Expat Stories: Karen Herzog on life in Switzerland 2 September 2014

After 19 years of living in Switzerland, Karen Herzog shares some insight into what she would change about life in Switzerland.
Diccon Bewes: Everyday sexism in Switzerland

Diccon Bewes: Everyday sexism in Switzerland 2 September 2014

Would you like a 'Madame' or 'Monsieur' portion? Diccon Bewes highlights examples of Swiss sexism that linger in everyday life.

The Dubious Hausfrau: 10 life lessons from Switzerland

19 August 2014
Canadian expat Tatiana Warkentin reflects on 10 things she's learned after living in Switzerland for one year.

The most common expat complaints‏

29 July 2014
Moving abroad can be tough as you attempt to integrate into a new language and culture. Hollie Mantle takes a look at some of the most common expat complaints.
In search of the world’s healthiest diets

In search of the world’s healthiest diets 14 July 2014

Emily McLaren searches through a wide variety of the world's cuisines in an attempt to discover the healthiest diets in the world.
Dancing in the Fountain: Hosting guests from abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Hosting guests from abroad 17 June 2014

When you live abroad, your home becomes a hotspot destination. Karen McCann discusses the best strategies for dealing with houseguests who overstay their welcome.
The Dubious Hausfrau: How to confuse the Swiss

The Dubious Hausfrau: How to confuse the Swiss 10 June 2014

Canadian expat Tatiana Warkentin discovers that not complying with Swiss rules and etiquette is the easiest way to confuse the average Swiss.
Grounded Traveler: First 7 questions in expat conversations

Grounded Traveler: First 7 questions in expat conversations 3 June 2014

As an expat living in Europe, Andrew Couch lists the first seven questions that commonly come up when talking with an expat.
Xenophobe's® Guides: Swiss behaviour and manners

Xenophobe's® Guides: Swiss behaviour and manners 27 May 2014

Swiss formality manifests itself in handshaking and name-dropping, which is taken to absurd lengths. But is their formality mistaken for good manners?
European Mama: Debunking multilingual language delay

European Mama: Debunking multilingual language delay 20 May 2014

Why are multilingual children expected to have a language delay? Having raised two trilingual daughters, Olga sets out 10 reasons why this multilingual myth persists.
Tips for moving abroad with your family

Tips for moving abroad with your family 29 April 2014

Turn relocating abroad into a positive experience for your family with these tips for making an international move with children.
Xenophobe's® Guides: How others see the Swiss

Xenophobe's® Guides: How others see the Swiss 29 April 2014

The Swiss care passionately how other nations see them – as much as the Swiss inspect and criticise themselves, they assume every other nation is doing the same.

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