I really enjoyed chatting with many of you during last week’s first ever #CultureTravChat. I can’t wait to hear your perspectives in the next chat. Why did I start this chat? To hear how you and fellow travelers (expert travelers, nomads, expats, and those who enjoy traveling for fun and with family/partners and friends) personally experience everything it has to offer. How you embrace cultural differences, learn from other cultures, develop new friendships while on the road, and so much more.
- Thursday, November 20
- 7:30-8:30 am ET (NY)
- Hashtag: #CultureTravChat
Easy Steps to Join:
- Follow @nicolette_o and the #CultureTravChat hashtag for (new) chat announcements.
- Use the hashtag in each tweet, that way others can always see your valuable tips (even when the chat ends)!
- Feel free to invite friends/family to join, and RT anything you find interesting.
- Check out the Facebook Page for other chats, photos & fun!
If you have questions or (future) topic suggestions, please tweet me directly or leave a comment on the blog.
Prep for the Chat:
Here are the questions for this week’s topic: Foreign Languages
Q1: How many languages do you speak? #CultureTravChat
Q2: Tell us a story where language failed you. Was it funny? Scary? Frustrating? How did you deal? #CultureTravChat
Q3: What advice would you share when traveling somewhere where you don’t know the language? #CultureTravChat
Q4: How do you prepare for travel when it comes to learning a foreign language? Do you study it? #CultureTravChat
Q5: What’s your preferred way of learning a foreign language? #CultureTravChat
Q6: Have you ever needed to draw/gesture to convey a message in a foreign language? (Got a pic?) #CultureTravChat
Q7: Do you ever practice a language with locals while traveling? How do you strike up a conversation? #CultureTravChat
Q8: Which language(s) would you learn if time were not a factor?
BONUS: Ever seen a funny typo in a foreign language (as a result of direct translation)? Share a pic!
I’m looking forward to hearing from you on Thursday!