Let me guess the # of languages you speak? Agree on the patience. Don't wholly buy into the potential problematic statement.it's been my experience that sub-par communication can easily overcome. I deal with the Japanese at Toyota all the time. Their English isn't perfect and it is sometime difficult to understand them. I also recognize I may be difficult for them to understand. To compensate for this, I talk much slower and spend more time seeking to be understood for clarity and comprehension. I also use simple, common words vs larger, polysyllabic words.