Learning Spanish is a plus, bilingual? trilingual? - page 2
Hi guys, From the articles that I've read, it shows that there is a growing Hispanic population in the U.S. (and other countries as well). Does this mean that we have to prepare ourselves to learn... Read More
Feb 9, '13Quote from healthstarSure, learning Mandarin would be a fabulous skill but:I would learn Chinese language instead! China is growing, they have the biggest population! Its not an easy language and i dont like it at all, but it will be totally useful in the future. There are a lot of people who speak Spanish in US, there are so many interpreters. No need for nurses, businessman to learn Spanish .
(a) I come across few Mandarin-only speakers (and here in NorCal, there's a fairly high density) and even fewer who present without family around
(b) As with any language, the only way to become proficient is through regular use; unless you have a friend or colleague with whom you can practice several times per week, or a regular patient base in Mandarin, you're not likely to get very far.
And for emphasis:No need for nurses, businessman to learn Spanish.
For certain, Spanish is huge and I seriously doubt will be displaced by Mandarin... not even close, in fact.
Feb 10, '13We must have several staff members who speak Spanish, and it is an absolute requirement for the RN. Could not function safely otherwise.