What is a Look-See Visit — And Why Should I Want One?


When you begin the relocation process for a spouse’s overseas work assignment or your own, you’re inundated with industry buzzwords. Origin services. Destination services. Workforce mobility. Accommodation finding. Look-see visits. Settling-in assistance. Lumped onto the innumerable logistical details involved in an international move, it’s easy to get caught up in all the jargon, yet it is […]

Learn How to Talk About Coffee in 6 Languages

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Happy National Coffee Day! In honor of the caffeinated beverage that fuels productivity, innovation, and better mornings around the globe every day, we invite you to learn how to talk about coffee in 6 languages! Check out the infographic below to learn how to say: “I drink a cup of coffee every morning” in Catalan, French, […]

How the Pope Learned English


In one of the biggest media events in recent memory, Pope Francis visits the United States this week for the first time in his papacy. The native Argentinian is fluent in Spanish and Latin, the official language of the Vatican; his father and paternal grandparents hailed from the Piemonte region of Italy, and so having […]

Can You Really Learn a Language by Watching Movies?


Even if you wouldn’t classify yourself as a full-fledged movie buff, most of us would admit to enjoying an evening out at the movie theater or on our couch at home, unable to tear our eyes away from the screen. Whether it’s drama, comedy, romance, or action, movies are chock full of entertainment value — […]

The Most Important – and Most Underrated – Language Learning Tricks


Learning a foreign language is anything but easy — by definition, you are doing something foreign and outside your comfort zone. “Language learning tricks” to boost your progress are advertised all the time, and I’m sure you’ve heard many of them before. Listen to the foreign language while you sleep, or as low volume background noise at work. Commit x number […]