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Old 03-05-2016, 01:37 PM
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Somebody on this site must know something. My job entails calling on several hundred people per day. I easily get 4 - 6 that claim to be American Citizens but can hardly speak the language. How the hell is this possible?

Are the tests now given in Spanish, with all oral exams in Spanish as well

This truly burns my ass.
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Somebody on this site must know something. My job entails calling on several hundred people per day. I easily get 4 - 6 that claim to be American Citizens but can hardly speak the language. How the hell is this possible?

Are the tests now given in Spanish, with all oral exams in Spanish as well

This truly burns my ass.
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mi no habla espanol
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:01 PM
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Well, I'm an average American white guy, but when a telemarketer / surveyor etc calls - No Habla ! !

On a more serious note, my great grandmother I'm guessing was a citizen long before she spoke much (if any) English. I suspect it's always been that way.

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Did you try pressing 1?
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Depending on age and length of time as a permanent resident at the time of applying for naturalization, applicants can be exempt from the English language requirement and the civics test can be administered in the applicant's native language.
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Should it be "Citizens that can't..." or "Citizens who can't..."?
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Somebody on this site must know something. My job entails calling on several hundred people per day. I easily get 4 - 6 that claim to be American Citizens but can hardly speak the language. How the hell is this possible?

Are the tests now given in Spanish, with all oral exams in Spanish as well

This truly burns my ass.
so this solicitor called me the other day and asked me if I was an American citizen that could speak English. When I told him that I was a citizen and couldn't speak english he went ape sh*t. I could hear him cursing and banging his head against a wall. Somebody on this site must know how an unstable person like that can hold that job.
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Try learning to speak another language fluently .
It isn't for everyone . I admire those that can and have done it .
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It's their DUTY to learn to speak "the language of the land" if they expect to be called an American!.

The above personal opinion is obviously not based in reality, just common sense and patriotic pride.

When this thread hit the bilge, will it go splash in English or Spanish?

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It's their DUTY to learn to speak "the language of the land" if they expect to be called an American!.

The above personal opinion is obviously not based in reality, just common dense and patriotic pride.

When this thread hit the bilge, will it go splash in English or Spanish?
Common DENSE ?
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Dense: Inability to spele..speal..type!
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:39 PM
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How does one know they are claiming to be American citizens over the phone when they don't speak english?

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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
Try learning to speak another language fluently .
It isn't for everyone . I admire those that can and have done it .
not for everyone

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Old 03-05-2016, 05:46 PM
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press 1 for ENGLISH

2 for SPANISH

what a crock of crap
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:24 PM
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You dont HAVE to know english to live in america, much less to be an american citizen. The United States of America has no official language, and no official religion. Thats what makes us special, we welcome people from all walks of life to join in the second greatest pleasure that exists on this planet, and thats being part of the US of A.

Plenty of asian, european, and latin american people live in the US without learning English, and they get along just fine. Yes it helps that we all know a common language, but its not necessary.

And also, if your job has to do with talking to lots of people, it would help learning a second or third language, maybe not for this job, but for future job opportunities.

Just my 4 cents.
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One country, one language. Let's not end up like Ontario/Quebec where everything is printed in both french and english. Learn it or leave it, damn it.
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Today, saw a sign on the back of an SUV said "Ortillios day care. Caring support of your child and we'll teach them Spanish while they're in our care."

I was taken aback. What do you see wrong with this?
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Today, saw a sign on the back of an SUV said "Ortillios day care. Caring support of your child and we'll teach them Spanish while they're in our care."

I was taken aback. What do you see wrong with this?
Do they charge extra to begin to learn an additional language?
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