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Should Polish immigrants learn English to work in the UK?


PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Sep 2007 /  #61
I don't think those coming here would expect us to speak their language either.

No they wouldn't.

But I would have to learn for my own happiness

Correct. To try and scrap by with minimal language skills would only add negativity to your stay.

But that is my personal choice

You'd be quite happy then, to move to Poland (for example) and not learn the language but expect to get by, expect Polish people to understand what you mean when you try and explain in bad Polish/mixed with English, what you want?
_Sofi_  
9 Sep 2007 /  #62
You'd be quite happy then, to move to Poland (for example) and not learn the language but expect to get by, expect Polish people to understand what you mean when you try and explain in bad Polish/mixed with English, what you want?

..

I would have to learn for my own happiness

no?

To try and scrap by with minimal language skills would only add negativity to your stay.

I believe so too ! :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Sep 2007 /  #63
My point is, you choose to move to another country to live, you should accept that you must learn the language, even basically. Whether that is someone moving to here or elsewhere.
_Sofi_  
9 Sep 2007 /  #64
must

no

should

probably, and for a higher chance for happiness

I think it is something anyone moving to a country of another language should do, but I also believe that it is right to admit those who don't - for the woman at work has done well since her move here, and if those examples you give are something people who would refuse to learn will face, then surely that is enough to make them change their minds, if not they must be happy enough not to.

I will add, I don't know anyone who came here who doesn't want to learn English at all - it seems to be a given that learning the language will make life easier for them/create more chance of happiness in this country.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Sep 2007 /  #65
Okay, I'll say one thing, you'll say another...

We could go on...
_Sofi_  
9 Sep 2007 /  #66
Well that's how the debate goes I guess - I know lol, you didn't think one of us would convince the other did you? I think our opinions are firmly set either way.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Sep 2007 /  #67
think our opinions are firmly set either way.

Obviously.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 Sep 2007 /  #68
yeah they don't come in :)

They do and you can't change that...
Michal - | 1,865  
16 Sep 2007 /  #69
In fact they do not always learn English and there is not always a reason to do so. A lot of these Polish workers are still based in Poland and just come over to England 'by invitation' when there is a job to go to. We know of workers who come over and sleep wherever they can to do the job before going home. We know of a Polish family that is converting their garage in to another downstairs room for £6,000 whereas it would cost £30,000 if they were to employ British workmen to do the same thing. The trouble is of course, is how do these prices compare after a couple of years when they know that they can start to earn the same as local tradesmen.
1892  
28 Sep 2007 /  #70
how about shut up wid ur crap we shudnt let all these ppl in our country im sick of these human rights u do gooders our country has no pride no more

u lot are all faggots
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
28 Sep 2007 /  #71
u lot are all faggots

does your teacher know you've logged onto this website on the classroom computer?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
28 Sep 2007 /  #72
human rights u do gooders

Let's not get confused about all the different rights we have.
It must do what it says on the tin, or statutory rights are not being fulfilled.

our country has no pride no more

Longleat comes to mind.
Ranj 21 | 948  
28 Sep 2007 /  #73
does your teacher know you've logged onto this website on the classroom computer?

LOL....no doubt! :)
AmirahJanowitz  
14 Oct 2007 /  #74
yes they should it would be respectful and polite if they live in a english speaking country they should speak and learn it. just like if pwople were to move to poland or any other country they should try to learn their language.
johan123 1 | 228  
14 Oct 2007 /  #75
English people should learn Polish!
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
14 Oct 2007 /  #76
yeah why not we should learn english so that you can come to our country and live in your little groups of Polish and not mixing with us, what a stupid idea, although it seems you were speaking tongue in cheek.

Although the overall answer to the question posed, is pretty simple

YES
poohbear  
14 Oct 2007 /  #77
I think that anyone going to another country to work and live should learn that countries language. It helps the people intergrate easier. And for work reasons there is an elimant of Health and Safety. There is a factory near where I live that actually wont employe any immagrants if they dont speak basic English.

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