Learn to Cope with Language Barriers as an Expat

We use language and the spoken word as our most direct way of communicating. It’s the way we connect with people to make sure our needs are met. It’s therefore natural to feel lost, anxious or confused if you can’t speak a local language, or have a hard time to speak it well. It will help you if you believe in yourself – and also to be kind to yourself – while you learn the language.

Learning the local language is very valuable

Expats are no strangers to adapting to new circumstances and thinking on their feet. But it can still come as a shock to discover that you can’t order a loaf of bread, make a doctor’s appointment, or that...

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