my point is being able to communicate and live with those around them.
maybe they do - with other people who speak their language. Not all Brits speak to those around them, you get poeple who don't speak to others at all and they do
speak the same language!
i care about those who have to suffer when they need something done, like in hospital, shopping centres, everyday situations where they need to communicate, my goodness even on a bus.
and that is why they should
learn the language - but that is on their own heads, they must know the risk if they do not learn it, it is still they who it will affect. I feel it would
be better, and I like Osiol's point where more money should be put into classes for it
Do you seriously think it's acceptable to begin a life in another country (a country in which you would presume to make your life and living) without having a basic grasp of the language?
I don't find it sensible - but acceptable yes. As it seems does the EU