I have no confidence with my job
October 8, 2008 1:12am CST
I feel tired very much. Now I am working in a American company in China. But my English is not good enough to communicate with colleague. It become my big obstruction. I am worried about the relationship between me and my colleague too. It make me tired to build a nice relationship, I think I do bad work. How to make me feel better? I really want to work at this company, I want to learn more. I need the experience work at here. I don't like leaving here as a loser.
11 Oct 08
Hi waterfish. My advice for you is practice. Practice makes everything perfect. There is always a room for learning. If you continue to pursue and look for learning then chances are youll be having to improve yourself and make you become use to that language. Always believe in yourself that you can make it and youll be able to reach your success there. Just work hard and learn from your mistakes. Keep going.
8 Oct 08
I think you should try a more pro-active approach. As you said, there's a language barrier between you and your colleague because you're not very familiar with the English language, then why don't you learn English at home. I'm sure you could slowly but surely get a better comprehension of the language by self studying, there are many aids that you can buy now if you want to learn a language. Also, you can read English books or magazines to familiarize yourself more with language and the culture. In time, I'm sure you'll be more confident in speaking with your colleague and building a better relationship with him/her and maybe, you can teach him/her more about your language and culture. I'm sure he/she will be really interested.
8 Oct 08
I can understand what you are trying to say so i guess your english is not very bad. I think you have a hard time to catch their american accent. That's why you think its hard to communicate. Once you get used to it. It will not be a problem for you. You can watch more english dramas/ movies when you are free. Read some books too. Its helps. Good luck and don't give up! *Jia You (mandarin)*!
12 Oct 08
Hi there waterfish! Language barriers can really be a problem especially at work. However, there are always ways for you to overcome that. You can always learn better English by taking some lessons. Think of it as something that you want to do for yourself and not only for work reasons. I am sure that if you will be able to learn more, you will be more confident about yourself. Good luck to you!