What a lovely email that arrived in my inbox.
Thank you for the improvements to the Resources section on EMASUK – it is easy to access, and very useful. We had two Lithuanians, and two Portuguese arrive yesterday and a Polish and Korean girl today, so there is still a great need!
With the borders being opened in Europe schools, companies and hospitals could soon be asking for resources and support in Bulgarian and Romanian languages. Luckily with both languages we can offer this via text tutor our bespoke solution for creating your own flyers, leaflets, newsletters, letters etc to get the individualised message that you need to get across in your organisation.
As this article suggests there will not be a huge demand but nonetheless there will be a demand.
If you are the budget holder think about how your staff and yourself will feel when trying to communicate. Our customers and experiences tell us it is all to easy to experience frustration, self doubt and feeling of being out of control as well as not doing your best for the person. As the budget holder you can allay their fears by giving them a chance. Using Text tutor allows them 24/7 access to way of communicating with the customer, patient or parent and is especially convenient to start off the conversation whilst waiting for interpreters/translators to arrive.
This is the list of the current languages of England and Wales from the current census January 2013 it will be interesting to see how this will change in the next ten years.
:: English (English or Welsh if in Wales) 49,808,000 or 92.3% of the population
:: Polish 546,000 or 1%
:: Punjabi 273,000 or 0.5%
:: Urdu 269,000 or 0.5%
:: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 221,000 or 0.4%
:: Gujarati 213,000 or 0.4%
:: Arabic 159,000 or 0.3%
:: French 147,000 or 0.3%
:: All other Chinese (excludes Mandarin and Cantonese) 141,000 or 0.3%
:: Portuguese 133,000 or 0.2%
:: Spanish 120,000 or 0.2%
:: Tamil 101,000 or 0.2%
:: Turkish 99,000 or 0.2%
:: Italian 92,000 or 0.2%
:: Somali 86,000 or 0.2%
:: Lithuanian 85,000 or 0.2%
:: German 77,000 or 0.1%
:: Persian/Farsi 76,000 or 0.1%
:: Tagalog/Filipino 70,000 or 0.1%
:: Romanian 68,000 or 0.1%
The resources and tools available from EMASUK can support you in supporting your staff to feel supported, confident and in charge in managing these difficult situations where communication is a must.
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