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Tips on giving feedback to an intern whose English language/comprehension skils aren't meeting expectations? She doesn't understand instructions and I have to constantly repeat myself

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After you tell them, follow up by email and recap what you said. Their reading comprehension is likely better than their listening comprehension.

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"We are having a language problem. You will need to work on your English proficiency in order to be effective. Specific things that can help are: 1) watch TV / movies in English; 2) listen to the news in English; 3) speak English with your friends, and whatever other resources you have. It's important that we be able to communicate with each other."

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Agree. Also document this feedback.

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Is english her second language? Tell her she needs to take better notes so u don't have o repeat uirseld

^Second language? If it wasn't, then this intern should not be extended a full time offer.

I've dealt with this before. Was a consistent evaluation comment/discussion, similar to what was noted above, and then a Partner took the staff to lunch randomly and then recommended they go to toast masters as the partner couldn't understand half of the discussion at lunch. Staff never made a real attempt at correcting the language issue and is now gone.

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