In our last visit to hometown, we went to a fine dining restaurant ‘Talking Hands’, served by deaf stewards. It was a new concept to me, and I was amazed looking at the effectiveness of sign language. It added a pinch of humour while ordering using hand signs in our excellent dining experience.
As you move around the world to work, the language could be the most significant barrier in your daily life. This is particularly true if you are planning to work in European countries.
In Hong Kong, locals use maps that are in Mandarin Chinese language; we were lost once and ended up circling our hotel twice before figuring out a way! In China, the restaurant menu could be in Mandarin Chinese, and if you thought you would use Google translate, get on Baidu!