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Children learning a foreign language

How children learn a foreign language while living abroad

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

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

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

What makes a language school immersive? Lernzentrum Turner may have the answer.

Switzerland is a linguist's delight. The variations in languages complement the diversity in this tiny...
Swiss French - Cornet

Here's what you need to know about the Swiss French language

Even if you have studied French for years, you might be puzzled by how the Swiss French language differs from what they speak in France. Take a cornet...
Swiss Language - Lausanne

Mind your Language - My Quest to Learning German

It took me two years to realise how to converse with the Swiss "Leute" - be it in the German or French speaking regions. Learning German...
Marathon Gespräche - Episode 1

Marathon Gespräche: Talking to "Foreigners" in Switzerland

Switzerland has been getting more attention than usual, so we came up with the idea of Marathon Gespräche: A conversation series...
pizAllegra - Swiss Dialect

Piz Allegra - Decoding Swiss Dialects

At the core of the new Swiss dialect locator is a map of Switzerland. All 3200 Swiss cities and towns are represented...
Mani Matter

Mani Matter - A Great Swiss Song Maker

Ask any Swiss person about Mani Matter and they will start singing one of his many songs...