Friday, 18 January 2013
On the Ground--A Little Lingua Franca Goes a Long Way
A Little Lingua Franca Goes a Long Way—You need not take an immersion course in a local language before traveling there. There is nothing more distressing or funny to many hosts than a traveler butchering their language in a strange accent. Many of them were forced to take years of English in school and will jump at the chance to practice with you. However, common etiquette is a worldwide standard, and all hosts will appreciate your use of a few phrases of greeting, gratitude, and thanks.