05-20-2016, 04:20 PM
Same here. The contract requires that they have an English speaking technical lead. Whats funny though - most of these LAM folks speak better English than the average American, even though English is a second language. The problem is that some of my colleagues, like many Americans, have trouble with the accents. So one might be speaking to someone in the LAM region who is using perfect English, but the accent makes verbal communication nearly impossible. Same with APJ/India - perfect English, albeit derived from England - so add an accent and odd nuances (peanuts are called ground-nuts)
Good on you for picking up multiple languages. You'll really stand out in the business world.