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How do children address their teachers across the globe?

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

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Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?

Dancing in the Fountain: Pros and cons of expat communities

Dancing in the Fountain: Pros and cons of expat communities

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Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat communities when living abroad.

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

22 New Year's resolutions every expat should cross off

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As an expat it's more about memorising foreign irregular verbs or visiting that landmark you keep putting off, rather than slimming down or saving.

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

An expat wife: Why rituals are important for expat families

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Maria Foley explains why family rituals are so important for giving expats some much-needed familiarity and a sense of belonging, particularly during festivities.

Letters from the Loire: New Year's in France

Letters from the Loire: New Year's in France

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Teresa Dolan looks at French New Year traditions, presents a typical French New Year's menu and prepares a few treats.

Expatica wishes you a merry multicultural holiday

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There's no better time to mix the best of our cultural traditions than at Christmas. The Expatica team shares personal favourite Christmas traditions, as we reflect on the best of Expatica 2015.

The Mobile Life: The best about 'European' nationality

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Europe is about incorporating diverse cultural values, free movement and sharing ideas – would you vote for 'European' nationality?

The quirkiest French expressions (and how to use them)

The quirkiest French expressions (and how to use them)

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A French person won’t comment on your 'broken French' but they’ll let you know you speak French 'like a Spanish cow'.

Planning a Thanksgiving meal: recipes, tips and decoration ideas

Planning a Thanksgiving meal: recipes, tips and decoration ideas

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Anne Caborn of 'Make It And Mend It' offers a short guide to Thanksgiving, with tips, recipes and decoration ideas for non-Americans out there.

In search of the 'Great American Thanksgiving Feast' abroad

In search of the 'Great American Thanksgiving Feast' abroad

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American expat Eric Asp does some soul-searching and asks why Thanksgiving is, for him, one of the hardest days of the year to be living in Europe.

Shopaholic from home: 15 reasons to choose Lyon over Paris

Shopaholic from home: 15 reasons to choose Lyon over Paris

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What makes Lyon an exceptional place to live or visit, even when compared to Paris, the much-loved French capital and City of Light?

Being Multilingual: Why music is important to language learners

Being Multilingual: Why music is important to language learners

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Just like the alphabet song, Madalena explains why foreign languages can be picked up easier when using rhythmic clues and music.

Geek Madel: Learning languages through music lyrics

Geek Madel: Learning languages through music lyrics

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How does 'Gangnam Style' sound in other languages? Meg McFarlane finds an intriguing way to boost your foreign language skills – get your earphones ready.

A rail romance: 6 ways to make train travel work for you

A rail romance: 6 ways to make train travel work for you

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Travelling by rail through Europe can be as romantic and adventurous as it sounds, if you know a few tips to make train travel a blast not a burden.

Brooke & Rory: Overcoming small expat fears

Brooke & Rory: Overcoming small expat fears

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Suddenly small daily tasks become intimidating when trying to navigate a foreign country. How can expats overcome the small fears after they first move abroad?

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