Culture & Language

Cross-cultural and language training is now considered essential preparation for any international assignment, benefiting both the individual and the employer. However, ‘culture shock’ – which adds to the pressure on an employee who might already be coping with the demands of a new job, and can also affect accompanying family members – may lead to assignment failure. This is disruptive for the family, and costly for the company. The up-to-the-minute international business, culture and language news in this section can help you navigate the highs and lows of corporate relocation.

Latest Culture & Language Features

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Going home: the hardest move

Repatriation is known to be a source of concern to expatriates and their families. Dr Sue Shortland explains how employers can help to reduce repatriation distress and improve organisational outcomes.

Culture

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Oxford ‘Top UK city to live and work’

Cities in the southern half of England once again dominate this year's rankings of the best places to live and work in the UK.
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The benefits of a bilingual education for children and opportunities for life

Discover the huge advantages of a bilingual or multilingual education for children of all ages to help parents make important school choices.
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Pandemic dampens cities' appeal to expats

The 'liveability' ratings for expatriates of almost three-quarters of cities around the world have fallen over the past year because of limitations on movement and recreation resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Language

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Which country makes it easiest to learn a new language?

During Relocate Global’s Great International Education and Schools’ Fair and ECIS' Multilingual Week, new research from Preply shows which countries offer the best environment for language learning.
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Languages: opening a world of opportunities

Learning a new language is one of the first – and greatest – challenges of relocating to another country. We look at the opportunities that it provides and find out how some of the UK’s top independent schools approach language teaching.
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Learning languages improves children’s career prospects

Peter Kotrc, CEO of Berlin Brandenburg International School, exhorts us to embrace the language opportunities that relocating to a new country brings and explains how to choose a school that develops them.
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