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Expats: 7 ways to make the most of the language all around you

October 3, 2011


It’s easy, these days, to live with your feet in one country but your mind in another – to stay connected to your home country almost 24/7. I lived in Spain in 1999; email was in a special computer place over the road, via telnet (anyone remember telnet?), and ridiculously expensive. Half an hour a […]

Readable French books?

September 21, 2011


Are you learning French? Ready for the challenge of reading a whole book? Stop! Don’t pick just any book. You may be feeling it now, but three pages into the latest translated Sophie Kinsella, your dictionary will be soaked with tears of frustration. (You do have a dictionary, don’t you?) And let’s take chick lit […]