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Questions tagged [language]

To be used for questions related to language and communication in the workplace. This is not to be used for questions about programming languages.

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How to help a co-worker who wouldn't be able to get promotion due to lack of English skills?

In my engineering organisation I have one employee (machinist) having 25 years service at same set up. He is the most skilled and dedicated worker with an exemplary attitude who can be assigned to any ...
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Should the provision of year end bonus in a job be mentioned in the Job contract?

Rephrased the Question for clearer understanding So after a series of successful interviews with a German company in Munich. I was first communicated a job offer through email with Salary = X Base ...
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Multiple languages in our small team

A little bit of a back story; I work in an international company in Hong Kong where the main languages are Cantonese and English. Our team in HK is only 3 people (4 if you include one temporary person ...
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CV Question regarding languages and military service

I have two questions. Where should I include my military service (compulsory in my country) on the CV. Would you put it under work experience? Should I include so-called "dead" languages (ie. Latin) ...
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How should I tell a customer about typographic mistakes?

I am working at a company which sends millions of SMS for all sorts of customers. Many banks are among them. For some customers, we have stored message templates in our database. Every once in a while,...
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Should I highlight mistakes in an email [closed]

I work in France for a multinational company, in a worldwide department. A new hire joined the team, so an announcement has been issued (pdf, to print and display in our offices around the world), ...
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Is it ok to ask your employer for English lessons?

I have recently moved to an English speaking country and started working at a software company some months ago. We are at that time of the year (apparently, since it's my first time) where we provide ...
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How do you balance the work you love and the work that pays better? [closed]

I'm a software developer. In my earlier years I worked as a Java developer for 5 years. At first I liked the challenge but then I was not able to keep up anymore, for me it kind of got too complicated....
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How to deal/remedy to foreign co-workers isolating themselves

My company, a start up, has recently hired 3 new people to work in my team (I am a part of the team, not the boss or even a team leader, I've simply been there for longer and integrated quite fast). ...
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Application process has been in German (native tongue), should I inform the candidate that the interview will be held in English?

I've recently received the task to coordinate and perform a job interview for an internship position at our company. I've no experience at all at this, so please excuse my (maybe stupid) question. So ...
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Is it unprofessional to talk around an interpreter?

English is my first spoken language but I have an understanding of a couple of others, as well as a good knowledge of sign language (though the chances to put this to use have been rare). It came up ...
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“Responsible for official written communication” in resume?

I'm debating whether or not to include in my resume that I frequently prepare and send out official public communication in my organization, to show both language and responsibility skills. Is this ...
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Coworkers mocking my dialect [duplicate]

I work in a company where most of my team members communicate in the local language. It being my mother tongue, I can speak the language too. But, I prefer to speak English. Also, this local language ...
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Correcting boss's English?

My boss is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met, but English is not his first language; he often misuses English idioms or misunderstands background American culture that we take for ...
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Project lead refuses to use English though it's the company language

Large company based in continental Europe. How to handle a project lead who refuses to use English in meetings, even though there are engineers in the meeting who are known to not speak the local ...
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How to find English-speaking science jobs in Germany and Netherlands?

I am looking for English-speaking science jobs in Germany and the Netherlands. I already speak three foreign languages, and I guess I can learn these new ones, but I can't wait until I am fluent to ...
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How do you access English recruiters and jobs in a location that is not primarily English speaking?

I'm currently residing in Hong Kong. I know there are English speakers everywhere, and there are employment locations that are purely English speaking, and I know English-only employees exists ...