Why is it that people move to foreign countries and don’t bother the learn the official language?
It is so annoying when we have patients that need a translator every time they come into the office. The appointment, that should take an hour, ends up taking two hours and your entire scheduled day of patients runs behind schedule. It is time consuming.
My parents are immigrants but they made the effort and learned the language when they moved enough to get by in society. I, myself, am also an immigrant who had to learn the alphabet and basic English grammar rules at the age of 10 while in a foreign country. Today, I manage a healthcare facility. It wasn’t easy for me or for my parents but we made the effort and took the initiative to LEARN. It wasn’t easy for me while I was learning a new language. Sure I said things wrong, pronounced words with an accent, and even said sentences that didn’t make sense, but that was all part of the process. I was picked on for being “that kid” and even my parents were embarrassed when they said things incorrectly, but we didn’t let that stop us from learning the language and assimilating into the society we were now in.
If it was up to me, every country needs to have “learn our national language” as a requirement of the immigration process.
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