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posted New Expat Tip Tool
on the Austria forum on May 14, 2013:
replied to the thread Martial Arts in Austria
on the Austria forum:
I am considering to move to Austria with my wife and daughter within a year or two. My area of expertise is Martial Arts, and my system is not currently taught in Austria.
I am interest to know how could I introduce my martial art system to Austria, and will appreciate any advise.
I am a citizen of Venezuela, living in U.S.A., the last 14 years. My wife is a citizen of Spain, and our daughter is American.
I thank you in advance for any advise.
The type of martial arts is secondary to how the teacher interacts with the students and how well the program is run and marketed.
hi onatop70 :-)
I'm based in vienna and always very interested in any kind of martial arts having done judo and karate myself. I also find it interesting when thinking of personal development, spirituality and used as a form of therapy.
I also work with expats as a coach, psychotherapist and communications trainer and with people who want to become self-employed. I am a networker and help my clients get into these networks and connect them with others. I can also help find a club or location and assist with marketing.
visit me on meta-morphosis.at
coaching can be done via skype. I would also need more info in order to give advice..
in any case you can start with creating a homepage and send me the address :-) you will also need a translation of it (I 'am' also a translation agency)
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As an American, I lived in Austria consistently for four years, and intermittently for 18 years, with my Austrian wife. Austrians are not necessarily insular, but culturally, an Austrian must be introduced to a stranger. Americans will strike up a conversation with anyone, Austrians consider it rude to interrupt someone who you have not been introduced to with the exception of directions or business ( and in the latter it is STILL better to be introduced).
Many Austrian companies will not hire Americans as US tax law requires EU companies to report the incomes of Americans. Most companies will not bother dealing with the US Govt, so don't be offended if you are the perfect candidate and are turned down. One way to subtly ferret out if they will hire you is to ask if other Americans are currently employed by the firm. There is also Ageism in Austria, so they may pick a younger unqualified candidate over you.
Austrians are also very direct, almost to the point of rudeness. As I have lived In Austria long enough, I have grown comfortable and even imitate it. Most Americans I meet find me to be very direct as a result, and others have apologized on my behalf saying I'm just European in my manners. Flexibility as an Expat in any country is key.
Auf wiedersehen und Viel Gluck!
replied to the thread German Language Courses
on the Austria forum:
I already did a search and was surprised to be unable to find any discussion on this topic. I am interested in taking German language classes. I consider myself to be a beginner. I am considering anything from barely three weeks to several months. (Yes, I know about visa restrictions---I'll deal with that.) I would prefer to be in Tirol or the Arlberg but would consider Vienna for classes, in hopes of later living in Tirol. Can anyone give me some recommendations? Thank you.
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Thank you. I have a friend who currently is in Norway through their local Volkschule. Will look into it.
Try "Volkshochschule", they are all over Europe and teach German for beginners who have to pass a german test in order to get a residence permit in Austria. Goes for 2 semester per year, 4 month each, one day a week for 150Euro/semester.My husband is a beginner and is doing well and does his home work each week.