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The UK map of accents: how should you speak in the UK?

The UK map of accents: how should you speak in the UK?

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Struggling with the British, Irish, Scottish or Welsh accents? Use this UK map of accents to help you understand English pronunciation.

The best places to live in the world – for your personality?

The best places to live in the world – for your personality?

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Time to get out? Follow this guide to find the best place to live in the world for your personality and manners – the best places to live where you'd feel right at home.

The truth about Halloween you didn't know

The truth about Halloween you didn't know

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Have candy, costumes and commercialisation distracted us from the true meaning of Halloween? Here are some Halloween facts you should know before putting on your Halloween costume.

23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'

23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'

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Several years later and you're still on the move abroad... are you addicted to expat life? If these telltale signs are true, it's time to admit you're a serial expat.

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad

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The expat lifestyle can be challenging on international families – but is that good or bad? Read why everyone should consider moving their family abroad.

Home exchange: Holiday heaven... or hell?

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Home-exchange sites have been increasing in popularity, drawing people keen to taste life in another part of the world but not so keen to pay high hotel prices.

Geneva family diaries: Understanding coping mechanisms of expat kids

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The way children cope with moving abroad can range from anger and tantrums to silence or tears – but it's important not to not mislabel these emotions, says coach Tammy Furey.

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

The easiest and cheapest languages to learn

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Learning a foreign language? Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian are the quickest languages to learn – but also among the most expensive per hour.

How do I choose a good international school?

How do I choose a good international school?

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International education expert Kathleen Ralf shares 10 questions parents should ask to help them choose the best international school for their child.

Study abroad for free

Study abroad for free

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Study abroad for free? It sounds too good to be true but this is now the reality in Germany and other European countries – even for foreigners. What's the catch?

Itchy Feet: The life of an expert expat

Itchy Feet: The life of an expert expat

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You can spot an expert expat a mile away when they're in their national habitat of being 'anywhere new'.

Xenophobe's® Guides: The English approach to politics and red-tape

Xenophobe's® Guides: The English approach to politics and red-tape

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Bureaucracy and red tape is an accepted facet of the English way of life as much as their love of complaining.

How to flirt: a European guide

How to flirt: a European guide

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The French flatter; the Brits are crass. So says a social anthropologist in this review on cross-cultural flirting techniques in Europe.

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

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If you're aged 18–28, have your say in ThinkYoung's survey for your chance to win an iPad mini or a Spotify Premium three-months voucher!

Itchy Feet: When you lose the fluency battle

Itchy Feet: When you lose the fluency battle

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It's a hard climb to the top of mount fluency – especially when those linguistic nerves are determined to trip you along the way.

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