Did you just land in the country? Do you feel like on a different planet? Are you a native English speaker, but your message is hard to deliver? Is the meaning of your words misinterpreted? Do you need to deal with legal, governmental, institutional, or banking clerk and be sure you are okay? Welcome to the world of International English, where cultures and other languages affect the syntax and perhaps the meaning too. English 4 Aliens is our paid service for ex-pats and visitors.
Supported countries and areas
I provide English Speaking Services for Aliens in Slovakia, Czech republic, and U.S.A. (selected areas of the US). As native Slovak, I am fluent in Slovak and Czech. I am experienced in governing, and I know common rules in SK, CZ, and US. I am also capable of several other languages used around Europe, so understanding different tongues helps me to understand ESL speaker nuances.
Do you need to meet a clerk or officer in-country? I can help with translation, and also I will help to accommodate your needs to local law and practices. You may like to have me on your side in these (or similar) situations:
- immigration and registration for residency
- social and health institutions
- banking houses
- utility & telco contracts
- renting or purchasing a condo or house
- registering a vehicle
- setting up your post-service
- starting a business
- legal services – finding a capable lawyer
- labor rules and rights
- civil rules and rights
- accounting and tax services
- avoiding local traps
Why can native speakers face difficulties?
Being a native English speaker is an advantage, but probably a handicap too. You may speak fast, or with dialect or slang, or you are using idioms that are meaningful in your origin but not elsewhere. There are many situations where ESL speakers do understand the face value of the word but will not get anything deeper or behind. I can help you to accommodate your communication to the local track.
How much does it cost?
“Showing ropes” is starting from 30 € per hour. Please consult the details.