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Language to live and work abroad

If you are planning to live and work abroad, you will soon find yourself completely immersed in a new language and culture. Unlike a short holiday trip, this language and culture will need to in some way become yours in order for you to flourish and thrive in this new environment.

Preparing for success
Living in another country is a great way to become proficient in another language. Living and breathing a foreign language on a daily basis is a great learning aid. The best thing you can do before you leave New Zealand is to prepare yourself for this experience, so you can take the most benefit from your overseas experience and become proficient in your language as quickly as possible.

Language to live abroad at Language Hub
Language Hub can help you prepare for your new life abroad, and can recommend specific learning strategies and content to allow you to take advantage of your future environment. Your personal tutor can help you devise a learning programme that prepares you for your life abroad.

Tips for learning a language to live and work abroad

  • Learn an overview of the grammar and structure of the language before you go. Don’t try to master one aspect before moving on to the next. The aim is to be able to recognise the grammar and structures used when people speak, so you can learn more quickly once you are abroad
  • Don’t bother memorising vocabulary lists before you go. This can be learned very quickly once in-situ. Concentrate on improving your understanding of how the language works
  • Learn as much as you can before you go. If you can reach a conversational level by the time you arrive, you will be able to continue your learning by talking to people and by living. If you haven’t made it to this level, make sure you leave space in your suitcase for your textbook.
  • Keep your goal in site. Speaking the language of where you live is incomparably better than not speaking it.

Prepare yourself for your life abroad by learning to speak Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish today.