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  1. Integration: It’s Okay to Talk Your Talk

    ...true when learning how to speak the language. That is, the native speakers might offer advice something ... lines of: ‘You need to speak our language as much … foreign language anxiety,incultural communication...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 30 2017
  2. Say What? Foreign Language Anxiety in the Global Workplace

    ...the same. communication skills,foreign language,foreign language anxiety,intercultural communication, Working ... 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
  3. 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 on ... their proficiency in their host country’s native language. While they coast along in English for … intercultural...

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

    ...foreign-born employee whose language is one other than that of the native population among which he/she ... communication skills,intercultural communication,language barrier, Working in Norway Patience and Participation:...

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

    ...the initiative in starting up conversations with native speakers: “Don’t wait for them to talk to you, ... that you have … foreign language,intercultural communication,native language, Working in Norway At a...

    Article Working in Norway May 6 2016
  6. What Not to Say to a Foreigner

    ...workplace, there are a lot of people speaking a second language of one sort or another, a necessity if they are ... work. Unfortunately, in an attempt at humor, some native speakers occasionally get in these people’s way...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 6 2016
  7. First Impressions and Foreigners: Which Language Should You Speak?

    ...communication,international workplace,Norwegian language,working in norway, Working in Norway As often ... you newcomers to Norway are the sellers, and you natives the buyers, what do you think about these two statements...

    Article Working in Norway Sept. 17 2017
  8. 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
  9. ‘Why didn’t I get the job?’: Playing the Sympathy Card

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

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 8 2021
  10. Business Emails: Using a Format to Clear Up Your Writing Style

    ...report sent out. (While this problem happens to native English speakers, it happens extra often to people ... English as their second language, especially when both writer and receiver are not native speakers. So if this...

    Article Working in Norway June 14 2019
  11. The Unspoken Yet Real Reason You Didn’t Get Called For That Job Interview

    ...at work? This situation is not limited to first-language English speakers; on the contrary, you can find ... glaring spelling and grammar mistakes in many a ‘native speaker’s’ writing. One need go no farther than...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 3 2021
  12. Don’t Buzz: How to Avoid Using the Overused When Writing Your CV

    If English is your ‘L2’ (second language), don’t fall into the trap of using superficial buzzwords to ... absolute worst … If English is your ‘L2’ (second language), don’t fall into the trap of using superficial...

    Article Working in Norway Apr. 13 2021
  13. Living Abroad and Leaving Your Own Behind (in Your New Country)

    ...of being extroverted and not waiting for the “natives” to make the first move when making introductions ... own”/Needing the familiar is okay – culture, food, language, humor/Transition is easy for some people and...

    Article Working in Norway Jan. 12 2016
  14. You Win Some You Lose Some: Non-Native Partners of Non-Native/Native Workers Playing the New Friendship Game

    ...be especially true for foreign-born partners of ‘native’ workers. Thinking back to when I was a newcomer ... home, Lisa also managed to learn enough of the language to be able to venture out and try her linguistic...

    Article Working in Norway Aug. 24 2016
  15. Understanding the Underground: Why Foreign Speakers Sometimes Can’t Stop Speaking

    ...because of not knowing the language, whenever they are in a group of chatting native speakers, out of sheer ... get the chance to move above ground and speak a language they know well – preferably their own – it’s like...

    Article Working in Norway Jan. 4 2017
  16. Integration as International Business: Are you the buyer or the seller?

    Communication at Work, I asked the people there – a mix of natives and newcomers – to apply this business thinking ... workplace situation. Buying and selling Say that natives are the buyers, and we newcomers are the sellers...

    Article Working in Norway Jan. 6 2018
  17. A Few Thoughts on a Foreigner’s Comfort Zone

    ...most notably the ‘natives’ in whichever country you find yourself. Learning the language a bit and trying ... everyone, native or newcomer, has their own zone and challenges, of course. Everyone, native or newcomer...

    Article Working in Norway Feb. 25 2017
  18. No, Really: Why Didn’t I Get the Job? Foreign Speakers’ Need to Be in the Interview Feedback Loop

    ...offering no real reason why they didn’t get … English language skills,intercultural communication,international ... this article was written from the viewpoint of native English speakers meeting one another to discuss...

    Article Working in Norway Dec. 16 2016
  19. Integration in Norway: Find Your Tribe

    ...this question. How sad. The anxiety and guilt non-natives live with that don’t normally come to the surface ... own’ Know that needing the familiar is okay – language, humor, food, etc. Know that transitioning from...

    Article Working in Norway Nov. 10 2017