Communication tips for "locals";
How to meet a foreigner in your own country?
- Breath, do not freeze.
- Do not run away.
- Keep eye contact (if it is not offensive in your culture) and smile.
- Keep it simple, do not shout.
- Try a new way of communication; write, draw, act, pantomime...use the dictionary in your phone?
- Do not give up!
And most of all, remember that the other person is not an idiot just because you do not speak the same language!