In this previous post, I have briefly introduced the idea of culture shock. I had concluded that post, by wondering if – with all the preparation I had done – I had anyway experienced a kind of culture shock or not. The answer is probably “Yes”, I had my fair numbers of troubles – and reflecting on the idea of culture shock has helped me … Continue reading My culture shock?
Culture shock is the process of readapting into a new environment (generally it is used for new countries, but it can also refer to new works or social environments), and it is generally divided into four or more phases: The “honey-moon phase”: this is generally the first period, when everything is still exciting and people fell in love with their new environment. The “negotiation phase”, … Continue reading Culture shock anyone?
What’s so exceptional about British English? Surely, if I’m blogging in English and you’re reading this, it should not be a problem. However…if you’re studying for the first time in the U.K. it’s very likely you’ll start to doubt whether you’re really understanding all the comments you’re receiving. Luckily, someone has provided the right help! This little translation guide has been shared many times around … Continue reading Understanding British language