From Cultural Identity Model to Language Identity Model

Audio From Cultural Identity Model to Language Identity Model UIL I recently translated the Third Culture Model into a Third Language Model for multilinguals, and I want to share my translation of the Cultural Identity Model from D. Pollock and R. Van Reken, into my Language Identity Model©: (my design is inspired by the Cultural Identity […]

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ExpatINFO Holland

by John Graham-King   ExpatINFO Holland is a new English-language online resource for the international community in the Netherlands…expat workers, trailing spouses, foreign students, visiting professors, diplomats, love-pats and anyone who may not fully understand the Dutch language.   ExpatINFO Holland’s mission is to provide useful information across the entire Netherlands experience lifecycle, whether that […]

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When is the best time to move with children?

Some couples start their international journey before having children, some already have one or two. Some families move every 2-3 years and stop when their children start high school, others stop earlier. What are the motives for families to stay put in one place? When children are still young and don’t attend school, moving is […]

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What is your (international) village? (part 1)

You’ve probably heard the African saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? I usually extend this to families and say “it takes a village to lead a happy family life”… What is normal and natural for families living in their home country surrounded by extended family, is very difficult for internationals. Finding a […]

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