Not learning the native language as a new immigrant in particular can put you in some very sticky situations. Let’s take a look at some of these scenarios that are common to almost all new migrants.
Looking for a Job
Now most of you might not understand what I just wrote there. Did I ask something in context of a job interview or did I simply ask how you are? This is how clueless most immigrants might feel when they apply for a job and are unable to comprehend what they’re being asked to do.
Not being fluent in the native language if the country you have immigrated leaves you with very limited options. Consequently, even if you are a highly qualified immigrant you will have no other option but to apply for low paid, menial jobs. Hence, it is best if you invest in acquiring the new language before you leave your homeland.
Having a relaxed conversation in a friendly environment is something all immigrants seek in a foreign country. However, even if you some basics of the new language it still isn’t enough in most situations to really blend in with the native citizens. Therefore, most immigrants usually remain in immigrant communities and it can be years until the truly get to know people outside of these communities.
Getting Things Done
If you have never experienced living in a foreign country, you might think it’s easy enough to go out and buy eggs, or travel through a subway, don’t you? However, imagine moving to a completely different place where you’re only just understanding the bearings. It can be a nightmare to do very mundane tasks even.
Even though it seems easy enough and we may even keep on telling you to learn the language, learn the language, it can be difficult. Try learning the language before you arrive in the new country. You don’t want to ruin your chance at a new life, do you?