J.0. asks from Reston, VA on September 13, 2010
Are there any other moms living in Barcelona Spain? I am looking for other english speaking moms to connect with. We moved here in January and I have had a hard time meeting people. My husband is European and we moved for his job. I have 2 boys under 5.
M.M. answers from Washington DC on September 14, 2010
Is there an American Consulate that might be able to help you? Or even an English/Irish Consulate? THere may be other moms of dignitaries stationed there who would be happy to speak English.
Have you enrolled into a Spanish class?
Get the boys in a Spanish preschool, that way you can talk to the mommies from there.
In no time you will be fluent. We had a Spanish gal living near us on base in Monterey and she caught on to English very quickly.
If nothing else the Navy brings a ship into port at Barcelona and I'm sure you could have some of our Navy guys over for dinner. THey would love it and you could speak English.
M.M. answers from Chicago on September 14, 2010
I lived overseas many times and usualy found other moms through schools my kids went to, women associations, and online expat blogs.
Hope that helps.
E.R. answers from Chicago on September 13, 2010
Just speaking as someone who only speaks English but has friends and relatives in Europe, I am betting you will meet lots of people there who speak English! Most European kids have to learn at least one second language and often two and a lot of the time, one of them is English. I hope you find other moms to connect with to start off, but I am betting you won't have trouble finding English speaking parents once you settle in! Good luck- it sounds like a great adventure!
I.L. answers from Alexandria on September 13, 2010
Have you gone on yahoo answers?
When I was considering taking a civilian job on a military base in Germany I had many questions. I quickly realized there was a large community of Americans and had many questions answered on yahoo answers. I don't know if you are military but looking to ask your question in the military-spain section and in the travel-spain section will likely point you in the right direction.
M.K. answers from Stationed Overseas on September 13, 2010