Not every people are good in learning languages and it can take time. You can't learn everything in seconds and it's a long process. #Language #Immigrants #Refugees
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Depends on their location within the country, because usually which language is used is highly dependant on the city or area they're in. For instance, Finland has two official languages; Finnish and Swedish. Finnish is spoken throughout the whole country, mostly, but there are areas and cities/towns that are 95% Swedish speaking. And in most of these towns and areas, people barely even know how to speak Finnish. This is really common along the west coast of Finland.
I have a friend from the west coast who is friends with an immigrant. He's doing really well for himself, he has to work multiple jobs but he's such a sweetheart and has managed to settle down and build a family. He speaks Swedish because he lives in a community where most people speak Swedish. If he were to move somewhere else, he would definitely have to learn Finnish or English if he wanted to remain a part of the community and get a job. And this is of course totally up to the individual, but the more languages they're willing to learn, the better. It will open up more opportunities for them. This goes for anyone though, and not just immigrants.
Immigrants/ refugees ought to learn at least the national language of the country that they will be staying. In many cases, that language is English. However, if they are coming to the US, they typically will expect translators and services to be especially catered to them in every language imaginable, even though many ESL classes are provided for free or affordable rates.
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In luxembourg, the immigrants speak their original language and we are forced to learn it.
I'm not even joking, Luxembourg is the only country in the whole world that doesn't have it's national language as the official language, we're also the only country that does the PISA test in a foreign language.
On the plus side, luxembourgers speak 4-5 languages on average, you won't find a luxembourger who speaks fewer than 3 languages
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Here in Switzerland, immigrants (not just refugees but all foreigners) learn the language of the region they settle down in. If you end up in Zurich or Bern for instance, you'll learn German (and ideally, eventually, Swiss). If you go to live in Geneva or Lausanne, you'll learn French. If you decide to reside in Lugano or Bellinzona, you'll learn Italian.
Refugees usually can't decide where they are going to live. The government just kind of distributes them onto the different Cantons and the government of each Canton distributes them onto the hundreds of different communities. So, refugees just have to learn whatever language happens to be dominant in their region. In some cases, they are lucky because there are some refugees who speak French as first or second language and they'll end up in the Romandie (French-speaking region of Switzerland).