A Few Communication Tips

Homestay Communication - A Few Communication Tips


Back
Next


dinner_time

Accept invitations to talk about yourself—don’t be shy! Try to give full answers to questions—explain how you feel and why, rather than simply saying “yes” or “no.” Offer lists of things you like and don’t like.

Ask your hosts to explain idiomatic expressions and slang. These can be hard to understand at first—and lots of fun to use. For example, “hang on” is equivalent to “one moment, please” or “please wait.”

If someone asks, “Do you understand?” be honest! Don’t just say “Yes” for the sake of harmony! Instead, ask for help. Ask if your host understands you. Try to rephrase what you’ve said, or what you’ve heard. It can take effort—but it will always be worth it.

Smile and laugh a lot.

Back
Next