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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Extreme expatriation: the challenge of newly emerging economies

Organisations expanding their operations into newly industrialising and emerging economies face several challenges, as there is typically a lack of expatriate infrastructure in place. Dr Sue Shortland highlights some of the key issues to be aware of.

Culture

The Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur looks at why Malaysia’s capital is becoming an increasingly popular destination for expat families.

Malaysia: a vibrant setting for a world-class education

We find out more about why Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is becoming an increasingly popular destination for expat families.
The team at IKAN Relocations provide us with insight into the history of India and the ramifications of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.

IKAN report: the Citizenship (Amendment) Act

The team at IKAN Relocations provide us with insight into the history of India and the ramifications of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
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Think Global People, Think India webinar

Catch up with Relocate’s first webinar on how to support employees to flourish on an international assignment to India.

Language

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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.
Learning languages improves children’s career prospects

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.
Learning a new language for business with confidence

Learning a new language for business with confidence

The Rosetta Stone Catalyst is a new language-learning tool for businesses that identifies employee’s needs and provides targeted training to increase successful acquisition of a new language.
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