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Ulpan class for non-Jews?

SmartAsset says: The course, known as an Ulpan, is an intensive, five-month process. It’s designed to help you to assimilate into the Israeli lifestyle as well as master the Hebrew language. The ...
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Do Japanese primary schools have JSL for kids?

I'm considering taking a position and relocating to Japan. I will be taking my family with me. If we do move, we want our kids to integrate. I've friends who went to international schools abroad and ...
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Foreign child in German Kita

My family is soon going to relocate to Berlin. We have two small children (4 and 1 year old). The older one already speaks three languages, but no German. We would like him to learn the language so ...
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UK tier 4 visa: Language test

I have received a PhD offer from a UK university. Since I do have my MSc from a Canadian university (but I am not canadian), the conditional offer letter does not ask me to provide any english ...
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Horse riding books in German

Is there a book that I can use to learn all the needed German vocabulary related to horse riding? When I was in UK there were a lot of books to prepare for the examinations (like Stage 1, Stage 2 etc)...
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Is French language compulsory for Quebec Skilled Visa?

There is a Quebec-Selected Skilled Visa that enables Permanent Residence of Canada and staying in Quebec. The province has its own rules of selection criteria. In those rules, there is a requirement ...
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Is it possible to take the driving license test in English in Belgium?

I am a Pakistani living in Belgium. I am planning to apply for a driving licence but I can't speak Dutch or French. I can speak English; can I take the driving license test in English in Belgium?
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How can I learn Cantonese in Guangdong?

I'm looking for a way to learn Cantonese in Guangdong. But I have not been able to find a language school offered by universities that teach Cantonese, although that is common for Mandarin. The only ...
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How is Korean language proficiency evaluated for the F-2 (resident) visa?

The F-2 is a resident visa. With such a visa, one can stay up to 3 years in Korea and can work and have a business and after 3 years, is eligible for a F-5 visa (permanent resident). Eligibility to F-...
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Chance of finding a job as a programmer in Istanbul, Turkey, without knowing the Turkish language?

Is it possible to get a programming job in Istanbul without knowing the Turkish language? Or knowing the basics of communication, say 400 words and maybe 20 sentences. I intend to travel to Istanbul ...
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Language A1 certificate

I am going to the Ausländerbehörde next week with my German marriage certificate, but I do not have an A1 German certificate. I was thinking of applying at a local school that starts August 15th, 2018 ...
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German language knowledge [closed]

In this PDF document, it says: Are there exceptions? Yes. You do not have to prove any knowledge of German, as a rule, if one of the following statements applies: [...] • Your spouse ...
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Ambiguous question in visa application: Have you lived for at least two years in the country where you are applying visa?

I'm applying for an visa in India and got this question in their online registration form with a yes/no answer: Have you lived for at least two years in the country where you are applying visa? ...
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Is English used for administration in Georgia?

I plan to move to Georgia (the country). I know English is not widely spoken in the country. I'll probably have to start learning Georgian. Do you know if people in administration services speak ...
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To what CEFR does SFI correspond?

The first time I lived in Sweden I did a 4-month language course at university. The second time I lived in Sweden I wanted to continue with Svensk för invandrare (Swedish for immigrants, SFI) but I ...
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How can I tell whether a Chinese person is putting their family name or given name first?

Apparently it is the custom, when you speak Chinese, to give full names as Family-Name Given-Name, unlike the European (and Arabic etc.) order. However, people with Chinese names interacting in ...
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How important is knowing German in Germany?

I was recently speaking to a German about learning the language, and he said not to bother – whether planning a permanent move or only a short visit, you can get by just fine, as everyone there speaks ...
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Activities in Vancouver for my visiting sister

I am an expatriate in Vancouver, BC, Canada (PhD candidate at UBC). I would like to invite my little sister to spend a summer (probably in 2016) with me and my wife at Vancouver. My little sister is ...
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Can a english(non-chinese) speaker survive living in Beijing?

Essentially, I have just received a job offer to do research in Beijing. I do not know a word of Chinese Mandarin. I applied for the job in a rather sporadic way (this was at the end of a PhD, where ...
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IELTS for Canadian permanent residence [duplicate]

My IELTS score is as follows Listening 7 Reading 6.5 Writing 7.5 Speaking 7.5 Over all band score 7 Does it qualify for Canadian permanent residence application
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Is German mandatory for Job seeking in Germany?

As being part of IT industry, I am currently working as Senior Software Engineer in India. I learnt that, Germany is the biggest IT market in Europe. I am not a German language speaker. I have a ...
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IELTS Academic and Canada Express Entry

I have IELTS ""Academic"" with 7 total score and all sub-score above 6 Can I use it for Canada Express Entry ?
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Joining the IDF - Learning Hebrew required?

I'm a foreigner who wishes to volunteer for the Israel Defence Forces. Am I required to learn Hebrew? Are there no English speaking commanders there?
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How to get local accent as fast as possible?

I am a French native and I will be in the US for the coming one or two years. As every French people, my English was learned through orthograph and grammar so basically I do not know how to have a ...
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Would a native English speaker need to buy the study materials for an English proficiency test?

A certain application for permanent residency in Canada requires submission of the results from one of several English language proficiency tests, like this one. Are tests like this easy for native ...
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T2 / F2 / F3 / ... - Appartment size codes in France

When I open accommodation adverts in France (for instance Leboncoin.fr), I often see keywords I'm not familiar with: T2 / T3 F1 / F2 / F3 / ... Studio Chambre de bonne I'm quite lost in what these ...
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Practicing German in daily activity to prepare for time abroad

English is my first language. I have taken four semesters of university German in preparation to go abroad in 2015 to work and study. My question is this - how can I practice and improve my German in ...
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Looking for a full-time language school and/or a university in Paraguay

I am hoping to visit Paraguay and study Spanish (and Guarani language in Paraguay which is particular to Paraguay) but there is no official "full time school" (or at least I have not found the ...
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Which self-learning methods can be used to prepare a move to a German speaking country? [closed]

I have to move abroad. In a German-speaking country and I want to improve my language. I know there are a lot of apps for smartphones, a lot of courses and also online softwares. Are they all the ...
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How to find an English-speaking general practitioner in France?

I'm in need of a general practitioner visit and I'm in Paris. Is there any way to know which ones speak English, because it's quite uncommon that people speak English well here, and I don't have ...
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How to learn and adjust to Indian English, as someone who's used to British English?

I'm a Brit, currently in India. While a lot of the people I meet speak at least some English, and others speak fluent English, there are definitely times when it feels we're divided by a common ...
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Are there language immersion courses in Austria?

I've seen this question and I'm wondering the same for a different country: Austria. I would like to do a course of German A1 or a course of English B2. Can you advice me how to take courses in the ...
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Language Immersion courses in the USA

From people who have been put the through the Language Immersion Courses it helps greatly in learning the foreign language including particular dialects if needed. From my dealing with recent ...
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