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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So in China, somebody found it a necessity to learn English in order to do business, effectively adding a second language to their resume. When your company expands its market to South America, it will need people who speak both English and Spanish to sell its product. Adding a 3rd language to its resume. You're not doing much to disprove my statement that more languages are becoming the norm out of both economic and cultural necessity.
    Trust me, my business will never expand to South America. We are only involved in Canada because another company is paying us to support their business. We have more then enough business in the US without even trying to go overseas.

    China is simply a source of some of our supplies, nothing else.

    And to most people, an additional language is rather useless in the US (unless they work in a ghettoized neighborhood). And even in those regions, English is commonly understood. I work in Chinatown, and have yet to meet somebody there that does not know English.
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    Why must they be more valuable? I see no reason for that to be the case, only that they can be more valuable, depending on the other language.

    Latin is not of much use, unless you need to talk to priests as part of your employment. And if you live and work in rural Alabama, guess how much use knowing Hebrew would be?

    An additional language is only as valuable as the need for the language is. It is not valuable in and of itself.
    Because it's a skill, and having it makes you worth more as an employee.

    You could translate, if necessary.
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Because it's a skill, and having it makes you worth more as an employee.

    You could translate, if necessary.
    OK, I work as a computer tech, and I know Hebrew because I am Jewish.

    Well, that will be just great, if somebody from Tel Aviv comes in with a broken computer and does not know English. Wanna guess how often that would happen?
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    So i mispelled the names of foreign countries. Im sure you can spell the name of every country on earth
    Well, it would be a great idea before starting a thread entitled, 'Learn English first', that you did.

    To answer your question, yes I can, spelling the names of countries isn't difficult.
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, it would be a great idea before starting a thread entitled, 'Learn English first', that you did.

    To answer your question, yes I can, spelling the names of countries isn't difficult.
    I obviously know english well enough to communicate effectively.

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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    I obviously know english well enough to communicate effectively.
    Unfortunately you don't know it well enough to know that English requires a capital letter.
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Unfortunately you don't know it well enough to know that English requires a capital letter.
    It's not THAT important.

    You still knew what he meant.
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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    It's not THAT important.

    You still knew what he meant.
    Picking at my every mistake in typing is easier than debating valid points with logic.

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    Re: Learn english first

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Picking at my every mistake in typing is easier than debating valid points with logic.
    Well then, perhaps whomever hired this person you could not communicate with effectively did not care about effective employee communications. Or perhaps other qualifications trumped that.
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    Maybe she was hired for the tax credits.

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