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How is the reactions of Polish students to foreigners students?


mahmor 2 | 2  
18 Nov 2017 /  #1
How is the reactions of polish students two foreigners students? I have to children; one is 16 and the other is 11. I am afraid of not receiving warm welcome from custom students, due to their different skin color and their English language weakness. Please some body tell me what is expecting for my children. I believe in humanity and I do all my efforts to grow my children to become true HUMANS.
DominicB - | 2707  
18 Nov 2017 /  #2
@mahmor

Generally it's not a problem at good private schools. If your children are shy, they could have problems making friends, because they will have to do all the work of making friends. If they are shy, the other students will leave them alone and ignore them. They should be intensively learning English now. Otherwise, they will fall behind in their schoolwork, and probably receive little help with catching up.

The most common type of discrimination you and your family is "benign neglect". Very few people will bother you, but, on the other hand, you shouldn't expect a "warm welcome". You won't be exactly excluded, but you won't be included, either, unless you make the first move and break the ice. Again, being shy is a handicap.

Any really hostile discrimination you and your family will encounter will come from two sources: drunks and football hooligans, especially when they are in groups. Avoid both and you will be OK.

Also, make sure to get rid of behaviors that Westerners find weird and confusing, like head bobbing, eyelash batting and calling people "My friend".

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