Five quotes on language learning

Carole Hallett MobbsLanguage0 Comments

the words I love you in German

I found these quotes about languages while surfing the ‘net and thought I’d put some here for inspiration. One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. ~ Frank Smith If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that … Read More

Local school for language excellence

Carole Hallett MobbsLanguage, Local school, Personal stories, School options7 Comments

The word school spelled out in blocks

Kate moved from the UK to Switzerland in July 2007. The boys were eight and six and had just finished years 3 and 1 respectively in the UK. They went into an international school for the first year, until July 2008. Then they transferred into local school at ages nine and seven. They are now in their 6th year here, and their 5th year of local schooling.

Third Culture Kids

Carole Hallett MobbsEducation, Expat Kids3 Comments


Who are Third Culture Kids? This particular phrase has, in recent years, become the most popular way to describe expat children. It’s a bit of a mouthful, though, and is usually abbreviated to TCK and ATCK, which means Adult Third Culture Kid. However, it had always slightly confused me in … Read More

Do bilingual children learn new languages quickly?

Carole Hallett MobbsLanguage0 Comments

In my personal opinion – and I have no idea if this has been scientifically proven – if a child is raised as bilingual from birth, learning yet another language seems so much easier for them. I’ve met children who can speak several languages by the age of seven or … Read More