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Breaking The language barrier

hi when i came over from England i didnt think id have a problem getting a job but im finding it really hard as mien Deutsch nicht so gut even when i try to talk in high german i find local dialect almost impossible to understand and end up looking like a Jibbering Idiot ,I am a Schaler (formworker) by trade, does anyone know of companies that will take on english speaking tradesmen. as i have had no luck with Agencies as they do not seem to want to put me forward for jobs because of the Language Barrier and the arbiet amt is about as much use as a handbrake on a canoe
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Old 29.03.2011, 08:56
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Re: Breaking The language barrier

I am not sure if this issue is about a language or employment rules, either way...have you thought about requalification? Can you talk to your local RAV agency about this? It takes some time to get your language on par to employment, but volunteering will speed it up, also - find ways to study intensively, immigration language classes, language exchanges, ask a friend to tutor, dictation, etc...good luck!
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Re: Breaking The language barrier

I don't know how it is in Uri, but in Zurich I gave Tauschen am Fluss ( exchange on the river ) a shot and it worked wonders for me as it complemented German lessons that I was going through - no money involved - exchange a skill for language ( in my case, PC / laptop / network repairs for Swiss High German ).



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You should consider to move to Zurich area or Zug area (more international companies) , here you have a better chance to find a job, without knowledge of German.
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