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Language Acquisition in a Foreign Country: Malaysia

If you have just got the news that your company is transferring you to Malaysia and you are panicking about the differences, language and culture, stop. Yes, English is not the native language of Malaysia but English is spoken by many due to Malaysia’s popularity as a tourist destination. So, if you do get lost chances are you will find a friendly English speaking local to guide you on your way.

Learn the local language

You can also boost your ability to get around and make friends by learning the local language. The national language of Malaysia is known as Bahasa Melayu or Malay but you will hear other languages such as Since Malaysia is so diverse, there are also many other languages (Asian) and dialects Cantonese, Hainanese, Hokkien, Hakka and Teochew are the main Chinese dialects with Telegu, Tamil,Punjabi, Malayalam, Hindi, Gujarati and Urdu being some common India languages. You can add any of these languages to your skill set to make your move easier. read more