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  1. Say What? Foreign Language Anxiety in the Global Workplace

    Say What? Foreign Language Anxiety in the Global Workplace communication skills,foreign language,foreign ... official ‘working language’ is English. This was not a problem, as English was his second language and he had...

    Article Working in Norway Feb. 3 2016
  2. First Impressions and Foreigners: Which Language Should You Speak?

    ...lively … Karin Lee First Impressions and Foreigners: Which Language Should You Speak? integration in Norway ... communication,international workplace,Norwegian language,working in norway, Working in Norway As often...

    Article Working in Norway Sept. 17 2017
  3. Integration: It’s Okay to Talk Your Talk

    ...especially true when learning how to speak the language. That is, the native speakers might offer advice ... our language as much … Karin Lee Integration: It’s Okay to Talk Your Talk foreign language anxiety,incultural...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 30 2017
  4. LinkedIn: Tell the Truth (Please), Part Two

    Part Two CV writing skills,English language skills,foreign language,international workplace,LinkedIn profile ... section, where they’d claimed ’… and am fluent in 7 languages’. Seriously? My first reaction was once again...

    Article Working in Norway Aug. 28 2017
  5. We’re going for more content in English

    ...members have indicated that English is their primary language. – The largest percentage of our members work ... national borders, with English as their working language. That’s why it’s important to offer these members...

    Article Aktuelt June 1 2021
  6. To Correct or Not to Correct: When Should Native Speakers Speak Up?

    Foreign language learners in the global workplace make spoken and written errors in their new language ... their proficiency in their host country’s native language. While they coast along in English for … Karin...

    Article Working in Norway June 9 2016
  7. How to Break My Language Barrier

    ...may take place in the life of a foreign-born employee whose language is one other than that of the native ... How to Break My Language Barrier communication skills,intercultural communication,language barrier, Working...

    Article Working in Norway Feb. 23 2016
  8. Stop in the Name of Workplace Inclusion

    Workplace Inclusion foreign language,intercultural communication,native language, Working in Norway At ... but also in the country in general. One of my foreign-born students raised his hand and asked, ‘Ok, I’ve...

    Article Working in Norway May 6 2016
  9. Working in Norway: The Colleague Conversation

    ...country, much to the confusion of foreigners trying to learn the language. Anyway, roughly translated, … ... country, much to the confusion of foreigners trying to learn the language. Anyway, roughly translated, it...

    Article Working in Norway Nov. 15 2019
  10. But It’s Not My Fault: Business E-Mail Etiquette When Your Sender Can’t Write Right

    ...that English was to be their official working language on the job (topic for another blog post: international ... international companies making English a working language without providing any help to their employees quite...

    Article Working in Norway May 30 2016
  11. Less is More: Business E-Mail Insecurity Issues

    ...cases great) insecurity about writing in a foreign language that was the reason for their need to put ... speak, in writing. Because when we write in a language that is not our own, we have an even greater need...

    Article Working in Norway May 22 2016
  12. No, Really: Why Didn’t I Get the Job? Foreign Speakers’ Need to Be in the Interview Feedback Loop

    Get the Job? Foreign Speakers’ Need to Be in the Interview Feedback Loop English language skills,intercultural ... necessary this type of ‘feedback loop’ is for the foreign speaker of English facing the challenge of performing...

    Article Working in Norway Dec. 16 2016
  13. Living Abroad and Leaving Your Own Behind (in Your New Country)

    ...to observe how, when living in a foreign country, certain foreigners behave towards “their own”. A presentation ... to observe how, when living in a foreign country, certain foreigners behave towards “their own”. A presentation...

    Article Working in Norway Jan. 12 2016
  14. What Not to Say to a Foreigner

    ...co-worker’s accent Karin Lee What Not to Say to a Foreigner accent,intercultural communication, Working in ... workplace, there are a lot of people speaking a second language of one sort or another, a necessity if they are...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 6 2016
  15. ‘Why didn’t I get the job?’: Playing the Sympathy Card

    ...card Revealing first-interview status or not? foreign language,intercultural communication,international ... first-ever interview in a) the country and b) a foreign language? Native speakers want the whole truth The...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 8 2021
  16. Understanding the Underground: Why Foreign Speakers Sometimes Can’t Stop Speaking

    … Karin Lee Understanding the Underground: Why Foreign Speakers Sometimes Can’t Stop Speaking communication ... after their arrival and because of not knowing the language, whenever they are in a group of chatting native...

    Article Working in Norway Jan. 4 2017
  17. Skype Meetings: You Can’t Run and You Can’t Hide

    ...nationalities present where English was the meeting language. More specifically, they wanted to know how to ... included how ‘things used to be easier talking to foreign coworkers and clients because it was on the phone...

    Article Working in Norway Sept. 8 2016
  18. You Win Some You Lose Some: Non-Native Partners of Non-Native/Native Workers Playing the New Friendship Game

    ...adjusting to living in a new, foreign culture, it’s not always the foreign worker who struggles the most ... adjusting to living in a new, foreign culture, it’s not always the foreign worker who struggles the most...

    Article Working in Norway Aug. 24 2016
  19. ‘Why didn’t I get the job?’: Our Need for Post-Interview Answers

    ...interview, my first in Norway and my first in a foreign language. I remember practicing answers at home the ... life in Norway. Any moral here? Well, several – foreign speakers at an interview: don’t be so nervous that...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 7 2021
  20. Interview Poker: The Danger of Keeping Your Cards (Too) Close to Your Chest

    ...the case of a foreign applicant, whose nervousness about speaking their second language often spikes to ... them through drawing on my own experience as a foreign applicant as well as points made in conversations...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 4 2021
  21. When Just Being Nice Won’t Cut It: Why You Need Interview Adjectives/Examples

    ...question, I answered. This is especially true for the foreign speaker of English, as if unprepared for their ... thoughts one of the most overused words in the language to describe themselves. Namely, that they are...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 9 2021
  22. A Few Thoughts on a Foreigner’s Comfort Zone

    – changing a … Karin Lee A Few Thoughts on a Foreigner’s Comfort Zone assimilation,integration,intercultural ... whichever country you find yourself. Learning the language a bit and trying to have a conversation with someone...

    Article Working in Norway Feb. 25 2017
  23. Working abroad

    ...during your overseas stay (none connected with foreign legal rules) Assistance if disputes arise (for ... employment relationship Workplace What happens if the foreign work assignment is terminated before the agreed...

    Article Råd og tips Oct. 8 2014
  24. The Intercultural Interview Dating Game: Us vs Them?

    ...interviews taking place between people whose first languages differ from one another occur every day all over ... began to notice this attitude among some of my foreign-born participants who were attending my interview...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 5 2021