I'm a supervisor at a restaurant with a mostly Hispanic kitchen crew. Our general manager speaks OK Spanish, and a couple of the kitchen crew speak both languages, but I'm finding myself more and more having to coach people who either speak no English or speak some, but I can tell that they're not understanding what I'm saying. Short of learning Spanish, which I do plan to do in the fall (when classes start at the local CC), do you have any tips?
Good question. Other than learning Spanish, which you're already planning, I'm not at all sure what to advise. But I bet that someone is reading this who knows, so I'm throwing this out to you guys to weigh in on. What advice do you have?