Globalization! Isn’t it great? That’s one of the reasons that people do not have to learn the local language before getting a job abroad. In the past, it was a must to know the local language, today it is an asset at your CV.
Most of the international companies are using English as the official communication language within the company. Doing so, there is no miscommunication among there branches located in other countries and easier to approach the international market.
Learning the local language is needed if you want to survive and to get a social life in the local community. Keep in mind that even though a company’s policy is to speak English in meetings and other cases, this is not valid during launch or coffee breaks.
Bottom line is:
- include in your immediate plans (after getting a job) to learn the local language
- during the job interview mention that you are going to start language lessons as soon as possible
- ask your future employer if he is going to support you for having a language course, by paying for the lessons and/or being flexible with your working hours