700 Reasons: Reason #5

Reason: 5
When a person is always the one who has to be spoken to in his own language, he becomes, however brilliant in his own sphere, the one who always has to be accommodated, and therefore ultimately irksome, or always humoured, and therefore eventually patronised
Giovanazzi (1997: 46) cited in Plasberg, U. (1999) ‘Building bridges to Europe: languages for students of other disciplines’ in the Language Learning Journal, No. 20, pp. 51-58
Related Keywords:
Communication, Equality (equal opportunities)