being an Expat

Best things about being an Expat

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

As an expat in a new country, it’s important that you learn the ropes of living there as soon as possible. However, even with the challenges involved in acclimatizing to a new environment, there are many great things about being an expat. You can find fulfillment, pleasure, excitement and even happiness in various aspects of being an expat. Here are …

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Why Expatriate training is important for your business

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

Thanks to, among other things, the internet and globalization, organizations are not limited to operating locally. They can stretch their reach over vast geographical regions. For this reason, an increasing number of companies in the US are sending their employees on international assignments to work as expatriates. Not only is this a huge financial investment, it also requires a lot …

Expat failure

Reasons for Expat failure and how to avoid them

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

Venturing into a new territory opens up a sea of possibilities both for an organization and the employee who receives the international assignment. For the employer, it’s an opportunity to tap into the market of the new region. For the expatriate, it’s—among other things—a chance to broaden their career and life experience by immersing themselves into a new culture. However, …

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What are the characteristics of a successful Expat?

WORTLAND Kommunikationstraining

What are the characteristics of a successful Expat? Accepting an international assignment and thereby becoming an expat is one of the most important decisions you can make for your career and life. Needless to say, you want to be good at being an expat. It is something you’ll be doing in the long term. Here, we look at some of …

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The challenges of translating humor

WORTLAND Kommunikationstraining, Sprachtraining

There are some risks inherent in attempting to translate humor but that is not to say that it is impossible. It is certainly possible to migrate light-heartedness from one language to another, a fact that is evidenced at the very least by an appreciation of the works of Woody Allen among the French. We need to take a closer look …

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The advantages of being bilingual

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

Are you looking for a new job? Do you wish you had a way of making your personal life more fulfilling? Do you want to improve your health? It’s time you learned a second language. When considering the benefits of being bilingual, what comes to mind for most people are the straightforward advantages like being able to ask for directions …

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5 realities of being a new expat in Germany

WORTLAND Kommunikationstraining, Sprachtraining

In recent years, the global workspace has opened up and travel has become more accessible. As a result, many people have chosen to become expats. Relocating to a new country is exciting but without the right guide to help you cultivate relationships with people in the new environment, it can quickly become stressful because the culture is different. However, difficult …

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Expat insurance options in Germany [Guide]

WORTLAND Glossar

The healthcare system in Germany is among the best in Europe. If you’re a foreigner working in Germany, you can access state-subsidized healthcare services. The law requires every official resident in the country to be covered by various forms of insurance, including health insurance that covers both inpatient and outpatient care through private or state insurance. To obtain a German …

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4 top tips: How to learn a new language more quickly

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

What’s the quickest way of gaining native-level fluency in German, French, Italian or Spanish? Here’s the bad news: it takes years to dedicated practice to truly master a new language. Here’s the good news: it takes a lot less time to achieve conversational fluency. Conversational fluency refers to the ability to have conversations about everyday, normal things with someone who …

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Does your personality change when you change language?

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

You’ve probably come across people who are multilingual and you’ve admired their ability to switch between different languages with ease. However, as you marvel at their fluency in more than one language, has it ever occurred to you that their behavior might change depending on the language that they are speaking at the moment? Read on to find out the …