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There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, and the Year of the Monkey—which begins at the start of Lunar New Year on 8 February—is the ninth in the 12-year cycle.
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Third-Culture Kid ...aha; that explains it! When I was younger, I didn’t know there was a term to describe a child who lives in a country (or countries) that’s different from their parents’ home country – an experience shared by many relocating kids!
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Does it make you uncomfortable to listen to a language that you cannot speak? Research shows that hearing two languages from birth neither creates language confusion nor slows down children’s fluency. Those findings support my personal goal to raise my son to be a bilingual speaker.
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Clients often tell us that, even in countries considered to be well-known expat destinations, their assignees are surprised to find that the lack of language training is more of a hindrance than they expected. In many cases, this is because even if English is the common business language in large…