How to Overcome the Language Barrier Whilst on Placement

While living and working in another country, it's likely that you won't share a language with the services you're working with or with most members of the community. 

We definitely see this as a really good chance to focus on your non-verbal communication skills. Whether that's hand gestures, facial expressions, you'd be really surprised actually how much information you convey that way. 

Of course we'll teach you some useful phrases during your training week, but please don't think you need to learn a whole new language. 

So a lot of the projects do center around teaching spoken English. So be aware that a lot of people might want to practice English with you, and the fluency is going to vary quite a lot.

Lee MLee