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Traditional Parade in Elm, SwitzerlandJarryd Lowder

Can an old dog learn new tricks? Integration in Switzerland.

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About a year after our first daughter was born, my Swiss wife and I began to seriously wonder if New York City was the best place for our family to be...
Story Teller Event, Vitznauerhof

Story Teller - When was the last time you told a story?

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While growing up, we used to eat dinner together as a family. We would talk about the happenings of the day, a tradition that is getting lost. Story Teller...
Swiss 20 franc bills

More things you'll never hear a Swiss person say

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The Swiss have a healthy culture of debate, which is the foundation of a direct democracy. But there are some things you'll never hear a Swiss person say...

How to break into acting with a Swiss German accent, according to Christian Schäfer

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This is the story of someone who hit the RESET button and moved abroad, just to pursue a dream. Christian Martin Schäfer is a Swiss born actor...
Things you will never hear a Swiss person say

17 things you’ll never hear a Swiss person say

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"Let's talk about my salary." Not! We would almost bet money that you will never hear a Swiss person utter this sentence - or the following 16 phrases...
Children learning a foreign language

How children learn a foreign language while living abroad

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Before we moved to Switzerland, my biggest worries were about our children. How will they handle a foreign language? Read about our experience...
Swiss Standard German

16 Ways Swiss German is different than Standard German

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The German speaking Swiss have a complicated relationship with their language. To show this, here are 15 unique words in Swiss Standard German...
ICONSPEAK - New Language invented in Switzerland

ICONSPEAK is a New Language Invented in Switzerland

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Have you ever felt completely hopeless in a foreign country, not understanding a single word? ICONSPEAK is a new language...

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Rosetta Stone Language Learning

My experience with the Rosetta Stone language app

Traveling is a passion and I have visited Japan on numerous occasions. To prepare for my last trip, I have tested the Rosetta Stone language app...