How to speak a second language fluently at work

How to speak a second language fluently at work

Nowadays more and more people are eager to work in an international environment!

Think about it: how easy is it to have a Skype interview, get a contract, get a plane and settle your life somewhere else?! We can definitely say that in the 21st century our career path is not limited to one country. We are willing to go over the geographical borders and look for better opportunities somewhere else in the world, we look for new exciting experiences, a better CV, broader views and better language skills.

However, although it seems quite easy to find a job abroad, it might not be as easy to adapt to a new, foreign working environment. Why? Well, because we might know the second language well, but we simply have never used it in a formal context, or we lack work vocabulary.
How to manage such situation then? How to learn quickly and efficiently to speak a second language in a new workplace?

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World Bee Day – 20th of May

World Bee Day – 20th of May

Get to know more about Bees and their Special Day with VocApp!

Bees. Maybe they scare you? Are you afraid of getting bitten by one? Did it happen before maybe? Well, we understand your pain, but maybe you are looking at this extraordinary bug the wrong way. And that is why we are here! We at VocApp want to help you understand and maybe even love this amazing insect that is SO important to this world and learn more about World Bee Day!

Stay with us and learn all you can about bees! Learn about beekeeping and about the World Day of Bees. Also, we will end with some interesting facts about bees!

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International Day of Families- May 15

International Day of Families- May 15

Come celebrate International Day of Families with VocApp!

Read our blog and learn about the International Day of Families May 15!  You must wonder how did the International Day of Families start? And how is it different from other Family Day celebrations? Do you want to learn more about how countries celebrates families? Do you know what the term “family” means in different cultures? Continue reading our blog and learn more about this important day and celebrate with us the International Day of Families

United Nations

According to UN’s website, the May 15 International Day of Families is a moment to reflect and celebrate the importance of family, people, societies and cultures all over the globe. The United Nations sees the family as the basis of unity of society. Learn more about their cause in their website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/family/international-day-of-families/2019-2.html 

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Tips for a successful job interview

Tips for a successful job interview

Preparation is key to a successful job interview!

So, if you want to have an international dream job, getting ready for the interview is the first important step.

First of all, we need to congratulate you for your determined attitude and energy.  Choosing the best for you and your professional life by following your heart rather than your mind is not the easiest option! You have completed the hardest task (dropping what you have for something better) and now you are officially over the hump.

As the biggest traveler of all times once said “Following the light of the sun, we left the old world.”  (That’s right, Christopher Columbus!), that is to say if you follow our helping guide, you will reach a new world!

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Top 10 Best Erasmus Mobility Destinations

Top 10 Best Erasmus Mobility Destinations

Have you ever wondered what the Erasmus mobility is?

Do you want to go to a different country to continue your studies but you do not know which country to choose? We made a list of the top 10 most popular countries to travel to with the Erasmus mobility to help you decide!

One of the most exciting time for university students is when they get a change to travel to another country to study. However, this can be a very expensive and challenging decision to take.

Erasmus in Europe!

To be able to allow students to travel to different European countries while studying and experiencing different cultures, the European Union created a programe called Erasmus. It is meant to help students to have financial support, as well as granted education while going to study to another European country for a period of time.

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Table manners: Do’s and Don’ts abroad

Table manners: Do’s and Don’ts abroad

Food is definitely the main essence of traveling.

You can’t fully experience the culture of a country if you do not taste local food. Think about one of the best journeys you have ever had, wasn’t food a big part of it? Didn’t it make your overall experience even more special?
Home food, street food, local restaurants, secret recipes, unique ingredients, strong fragrances. Can you picture all of this in your journey?

Although appreciating local food is very important, it is not enough to be a perfect traveler. If you really want to eat like a local, then you have to learn how to behave like a local, which means, respecting the good table manners of the country you are visiting. This is something very important to learn ahead, in order to avoid being disrespectful or very impolite towards locals.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Know more about Eurovision with VocApp!

Every year, there is a music contest in Europe that brings together about fifty-two countries. This song contest is very important in these countries and along the European region. However, if you are not from there, you probably wonder: What is Eurovision? What is this “music festival”? Why does it last a week? And more importantly, how does it brings together so many European countries and others?

What about Eurovision winners, do you know any? Maybe you do and are not aware of it. If we know mention the winning top Eurovision songs, I bet you have hear of some! Do you wonder when is Eurovision Song Contest 2019? Read our VocApp blog and learn all about the Eurovision Song Contest winners, about the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv and all the controversies of the show, together with the expectations for this year’s winner.

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How to Plan a perfect trip: Learn the Airport Vocabulary

How to Plan a perfect trip: Learn the Airport Vocabulary

We all love travelling!

The thrilling feeling of jumping on an airplane to reach a new destination, looking out of the plane window and seeing the sky, overcoming any distance and your limits!

However, traveling can be stressful sometimes, in particular if you do not speak the language of the country you are visiting. Catching a plane suddenly becomes harder, getting to the airport can turn into an adventure. “Where is the shuttle bus?”, “How do I reach the airport?”, “Where are the international departures?”.. how many times have you struggled to ask these questions in another language?! Well, now is time to enjoy your trip to the fullest , no stress, no problems, no panic of getting lost and missing your flight.

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Easter Holiday Traditions Around the World

Easter Holiday Traditions Around the World

Easter Holiday with VocApp!

Do you know Easter Holiday? If you live in Europe or a country with catholic traditions, you probably celebrate it every year. But, what do you know about it? How do you celebrate Easter Season in your country? Do you know the Easter Holiday traditions of different countries?

With our Easter Holiday blog post, we will tell you many facts about Easter, when is Easter 2019, as well as Easter Sunday 2019. You will know why are Easter eggs a tradition? And where did the idea of the Easter Bunny come from? Keep with our VocApp blog post to read all about Easter Traditions around the world.

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Get ready for the upcoming German week!Los! Abfahrt, Leute!

Get ready for the upcoming German week!Los! Abfahrt, Leute!

“Deutsche Sprache, schwere Sprache”
Many people think that German is the most complicated and difficult language to learn. Perhaps you’re one of them? That’s why today we’re going to give you a few reasons to see things differently.
So here’s some information that might help you change your mind.
Not many people know that German is the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europe! Indeed, it is used by nearly 100 million people. German is also the official language in several European countries such as Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and even in the Italian region of South Tyrol. This could be very interesting for those who love to travel.

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