Now that I've been here in Panama for a few months, I really wish I'd put more into learning Spanish before I arrived. Oh, I worked on it, don't get me wrong. I took three semesters of conversational Spanish at my local community college, and I continued on my own using a couple of different … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Learn Your New Country’s Language Before You Arrive
So you're planning on living overseas -- do you really need to learn the language of your adopted country? I have a simple, two-word answer for you: it depends. Don't learn the language: If you plan to live, work and play among other expats If you're not interested in immersing yourself … [Read more...] about Six Ways to Learn a New Language
Future Expats, what can I do to help you move closer to your expat goals during the coming year? Please choose up to three topics below to let me know what you'd find most helpful. [polldaddy poll="5100257"] I'll let this poll run for a couple of weeks, then share the responses with you. You … [Read more...] about Are You Meeting Your Expat Goals?
When you imagine a different life for yourself overseas, do you hear yourself speaking English, or do you visualize yourself conversing with the local people in their own tongue? Should you learn a new language when you move? That’s a question only you can answer, and that answer will depend on … [Read more...] about Learn a New Language Online — Before Your Overseas Move
Last week I asked you to help me out. I've been wanting to narrow the focus here at Future Expats Forum, but before I make any big changes I wanted your input. A bunch of you have responded, and here's how the categories are breaking down to this point: Preparing to Expatriate: 27% Earning an … [Read more...] about Expats: Ready, Set, Go!
Since starting Future Expats Forum in March of last year, I've written on a pretty wide variety of topics. Health care, earning a living, garage sales, expat-themed books and movies. . . and the list goes on. I'd really like to narrow my focus a bit, and I have some ideas about what I'd like to … [Read more...] about What’s Important to You?