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Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence department

Unfold Conflicts: Cultural differences in the silence department

26 November 2014   0 comments
What happens when two Italians, a Greek, a Belgian and many Dutch catch the same train? Plenty of awkward moments, as Louise Dancet found out.
Franglais: The humour of French slang

Franglais: The humour of French slang 12 November 2014

Victoria Marston lists her favourite commonplace French phrases that sound so funny when translated in English.
Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue

Bilingual Family: Passing on a mother's tongue 3 November 2014

Raising bilingual families means a 'mother tongue' and a 'mother's tongue' are not always the same. Teaching both preserves a part of family history and unity, as Annika discovered.
Xenophobe's® Guides: The French way to lust

Xenophobe's® Guides: The French way to lust 22 October 2014

French have a pleasantly guileless approach to sex – it has always been seen as part of life, not as something extra. But there are many unwritten rules in the game of seduction.
Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad

Dancing in the Fountain: Losing friends when moving abroad 15 October 2014

Karen McCann recounts how many of her friends were surprised and even angry when she made the decision to move abroad.

Franglais: Faring the French 'bisous'

8 October 2014
Victoria Marston explains the French rules of how to greet people with a kiss on both cheeks - and the best ways to cope with it as a non-touchy person.

Let’s get physical: Europe and public displays of affection

8 October 2014
Europeans have vastly different 'langauges of love' - what's the social norm for public and private intimacy where you live?
Dating advice: Dating the French

Dating advice: Dating the French 8 October 2014

Dating French men and woman is for charmers who want intelligent conversations and cultural exchange; but avoid stereotypes. Here's some dating advice to help you find love in France.
Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness 30 September 2014

Linguist Madalena Cruz-Ferreira discusses how attempts at 'multilingual rudeness' can go astray without learning the other vital clues associated with language.
101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: Moving abroad 22 September 2014

Want to learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime? Then this guide is for you.
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: French business culture

Xenophobe's® Guides: French business culture 16 September 2014

Bring flair to your daily workplace attire as the standard business suit is not common, but don't expect to get 'casual' with colleagues, a word not found in the French language.
I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (sometimes)

I was an expat wife: Why being a Third Culture Kid sucks (so... 9 September 2014

Growing up abroad opens many doors but, as Maria Foley discusses, living between cultures isn't always the easiest path.
Xenophobe's® Guides: French gestures and greetings

Xenophobe's® Guides: French gestures and greetings 3 September 2014

Are your hands being rude? Hand gestures add as much meaning to a conversation as speech, which is why you'd be impolite if yours were jammed in your pockets.
I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat wife

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat... 27 August 2014

Maria Foley contemplates the top ten best things about being an expat wife.

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