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driving instruction in Polish (Gloucestershire area)


shady 5 | 7
14 Feb 2010  #1
My Polish girlfriend is soon to live with me in England,I would like to help her attain a Driving Licence asap to increase her chances/choices of employment, does anyone know of a Polish speaking instructor based in the Gloucestershire area, her English is not bad but I dont think it is yet good enough to see her through the instruction process.

Any help much appreciated
Mister H 10 | 759
14 Feb 2010  #2
What will she be like at reading the English road signs then ?
OP shady 5 | 7
14 Feb 2010  #3
well she will have to learn and interpret these also but the whole instruction to test period isnt overnight hey.
Mister H 10 | 759
14 Feb 2010  #4
Get her to learn English to a decent level so she can have an English instructor. In the long run that will be better for her in my opinion.
OP shady 5 | 7
14 Feb 2010  #5
you may be right, thanks for your input
Mister H 10 | 759
14 Feb 2010  #6
It's just an observation, I'm not trying to have a pop at you. Learning to drive is hard enough and the standards of driving over here are not great. The last thing a learner needs is a language barrier and having a Polish instructor, while it might seem the best solution, it may not encourage her to improve her English.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,531
14 Feb 2010  #7
and the standards of driving over here are not great.

What, in the UK?

British driving standards are incredibly high - they're only inferior to the Germans and Scandinavians as far as Europe is concerned.

(and yet some deluded Poles are actually convinced that the British are worse drivers!)
Mister H 10 | 759
14 Feb 2010  #8
Yes, in the UK.

I'm British and have been driving since 1991 and have seen things gradually get worse and worse.

If we're better than most of Europe then their roads must be death-traps.

Our roads are largley filled with people that do not know what they're doing because once you pass your test, that's it ! You don't ever get re-tested nor do you even have to have a regular eye test to keep your licence valid.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
14 Feb 2010  #9
nor do you even have to have a regular eye test to keep your licence valid.

until age 70.
Mister H 10 | 759
14 Feb 2010  #10
With respect, it's a little bit late then.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
14 Feb 2010  #11
I was just being petty. Sorry.
dnz 17 | 710
14 Feb 2010  #12
It's just an observation, I'm not trying to have a pop at you. Learning to drive is hard enough and the standards of driving over here are not great.

Britains roads are the most crowded in Europe and we have among the lowest accident rates 4th from top for road safety.

With the amount of cars in such a small space this says to me that Brits must be fantastic drivers.

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andrewwright 8 | 65
14 Feb 2010  #13
and the standards of driving over here are not great.

I take it your not driven in Poland?
Mister H 10 | 759
15 Feb 2010  #14
With the amount of cars in such a small space this says to me that Brits must be fantastic drivers.

You've clearly not driven up Handcross Hill on the A23 in the rush hour.

I take it your not driven in Poland?

No, not sor far.


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