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. read more
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?
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. read more
Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of exchanging our insights on learning languages with Simone, who is as passionate about them as we are 🙂 Check out our interview and take your language learning to the next level!
VocApp: Is it true that knowing languages makes travelling easier?
Simone: You bet it does! Knowing languages makes travelling a lot easier especially in those countries where English is not spoken (or at least not that much). A good example can be Italy, my motherland, where not everyone working on railway stations speaks fluent English, especially if you go out of the big cities. I know it’s always challenging for tourists who need information. On the other hand, Italians are known to make themselves understood just by using their hand gestures, so the tourists can rest assured 😉 I’d also like to add that knowing languages not only makes travelling easier but it enriches your travel experience a lot. If I think about my solo trip to South America it wouldn’t have been the same without being able to speak Spanish. The locals were really open with me and I was even invited for lunch or dinner a few times. I really had a full immersion in the local culture, both in Argentina and Chile, and got to know much more about their traditions thanks to the language. read more