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Diary of a Move: The language of foreignness

Diary of a Move: The language of foreignness

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Ever felt like your IQ slips 30 points when speaking a foreign language? Sometimes you can only feel 'authentic' in your own language says Katia Vlachos.

Life on La Lune: Yet more French colloquial phrases

Life on La Lune: Yet more French colloquial phrases

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Getting bored with vocabulary practice? Here are some fun phrases to get you motivated.

Life on La Lune: More French colloquial phrases

Life on La Lune: More French colloquial phrases

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Vanessa Couchman gives us more amusing – and useful – French idioms.

The Fondue Files: It’s all French to me

The Fondue Files: It’s all French to me

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If you've ever experienced 'déjà-vu', a 'faux pas', or had a private 'tête-à-tête', you've been speaking more French than you realise.

French colloquial phrases you never learned at school

French colloquial phrases you never learned at school

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Never eat a rabid cow. From the inscrutable to the impertinent, French idioms are anything but dull.

Polyglot problems only multilinguals have to worry about

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'You get woken by a phone call and forget which language to use' – some problems can only be understood by those who speak more than one language.

Itchy Feet: Forcing your French learning

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The melodious French language sounds romantic, but trying to learn French has its upside and downside.

Eye Prefer Paris: 5 things Paris has that New York doesn't

Eye Prefer Paris: 5 things Paris has that New York doesn't

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A New Yorker points out the advantages that the Parisian 'City of Love' has over living in the American 'Big Apple'.

Safety Scouts Advice: Top five travel scams in Paris

Safety Scouts Advice: Top five travel scams in Paris

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Don't let a scam ruin your Parisian dream; let a former French policeman guide you on how to avoid the classic scams designed to part you from your valuables.

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

101 Ways to Enjoy Living Abroad: 20 tips for expats

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Learn how to feel at home in a foreign country, whether you're there for a weekend, a year, or a lifetime.

Flip-flop France: To 'bonjour' or not to 'bonjour'?

Flip-flop France: To 'bonjour' or not to 'bonjour'?

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Rather than commit a French social faux pas, Sasha explains how and when to say 'bonjour' while out and about in France.

Eat, See, Do: Bonding in broken French

Eat, See, Do: Bonding in broken French

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Being the new expat can be lonely at first, but making French friends is not as difficult as it first appears if you put yourself out there.

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

Borders and Burpees: 10 job skills you gain from travel

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Emily McLaren recounts the life skills she gained thanks to her backpacking experience abroad.

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

Karilogue: The less-glamorous side of expat life

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Despite loving life as an expat, Kari Martindale explains that expat life is not always as glamorous as it appears. Here's some realities on expat life.

Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

Being Multilingual: Languages come in flavours

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Madalena considers how some words simply can't be translated without failing to capture their true essence and meaning.

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