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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
What is your current status? Are you single, dating, in a long-term relationship, married or divorced?
What is it like in your country of residence for someone with your relationship status (married/divorced/dating)? If you're single, how do you meet other people? Do English-speaking people tend to gravitate to certain parts of your city?
Well there are very few English speakers so am currently in a long term relationship with a Polish speaker who does not speak English. So I have learned Polish
If you have children, what advice would you give to others making a similar transition to your country of residence?
If you do not have children, do you generally spend your social time with other expat couples? If not, what else do you like to do as a couple?
We generally invite friend around who are mainly non English speakers
If you are married or in a relationship with a person of another nationality, how has this experience enriched you as a person. What kind of challenges do you face?
Well it made me realise that language and communication is probably one of the most important facets of existence. Its not impossible to learn a foriegn language even at the age of 48 just a matter of application. I now realise I was really stupid as I managed to come out of my full time education in the UK not having much French language after 7 years. Compared to Polish, French is just a dialect of English
If you are a single parent, what advice would you give to others considering moving abroad?
What would be the best advice you could give someone with your relationship status that lives in your country of residence? Any other thoughts?
Go to the bookshop get a dictionary and some language books and get stuck in
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