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Addressing Language and Communication Issues

There are many variations of English used in workplaces and communities across the country. Differences may vary regionally, with different age and gender groups, and different levels of formality. In our multicultural society, you are bound to encounter different accents and ways of speaking. 

Take advantage of your mentoring relationship to address language and communications issues as they arise. This can be a sensitive and challenging area, but it is an important one.

Here are a few tips on how to address language and communication issues.  You can also consult Tips for Addressing Language Issues.

Together you can
  • agree from the beginning that you will address language and communication issues.
  • decide on the best way to approach the topic.