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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Trouble understanding the speech of overseas colleagues

All of my development colleagues (software development company) are based overseas in India (I'm in the UK). I'm in a junior position and a lot of my development relies on being taught how to do ...
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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 ...
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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 to deal with difficulties of understanding a colleague (in person conversation)

Over the years every now and then I end up working with people whom I have trouble understanding in English. I am not a native English speaker and usually they are not either. Here I want to indicate ...
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How to communicate with a colleague with poor English?

I work for an international company. We all communicate in English although for most of us English isn't our native language. As far as I know we are all expected to speak English to work at the ...