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Learn a language

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.

International schools

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.

Turning Parisian: You know you're turning Parisian when you use English words like French words

Turning Parisian: How to use Anglicisms like the French

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Can the Académie Française save the French language from English words? At least they can create Anglicisms and claim the words as their own.

Study abroad

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?

French food

How to eat like the French: 12 tips you need to adopt

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À table! You wouldn't dare serve a meal without bread and are well-aware that nothing says 'I can't be bothered' than paper napkins on the dining table.

Top 10 French foods – with recipes

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French food is known globally for its finesse and flavour. Guide your palete through this list of top 10 French foods, with do-it-yourself recipes of delicious French cuisine.

Things French-speakers say when they're really mad

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In place of insulting someone's mother, instead get grandma involved when getting angry in French. Tell them how you really feel in French!

French education

The French way to educate that everyone should learn

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There's little room for coddling and praise in French education yet children aim for academic achievement and behave – is the secret the French way to educate?

Paris phrases

Phrases you need to understand Parisians

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Non, mais c’est pas possible! Learning some Parisian street-talk will help you understand Parisians a little better.

Expat travel

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'.

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.

Living in Paris

15 signs you’ve been in Paris too long

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Once you stop believing customer service exists and have yelled at an accordion player, maybe it's time to leave Paris.

Life in Paris

The truth about Paris no one tells you

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Paris is known more for being the most romantic city in the world than for its urine-scented streets and dog-eat-dog metro system.

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!

French parenting

The French way to parent

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French parents avoid 'helicopter' parenting – hovering over their children – because they remember to take time for themselves, too.



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