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Do you speak any other languages?

1 Dental Assistant Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

This is a simple yes or no answer. The interviewer may ask this question, depending on the diversity of their clients. Unless stated in the job posting, this is likely not a deal breaker but more a question of interest.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"In addition to being fluent in English, I speak conversational Spanish. I've found my ability to speak Spanish helps during patient exams from time to time."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I do not speak any other languages, aside from English. Would you like for me to learn another language? I have wanted to commit to expanding my linguistic skills."

Experienced
Answer example

"In my current position, we have many clients to speak a variety of languages. Although I am only fluent in English, I do have basic skills in Spanish, French, and Cantonese."

Written by:

Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 07/01/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date

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Do you speak any other languages?
1.
Yes I speak Spanish.
2.
I speak a little bit of french. I went to school for it.
3.
No not fluently but do know a lil german.
4.
I have some experience in speaking Spanish, but I am not fluent.
5.
Unfortunately at the moment I only speak one language but I do have an app on my phone called duolingo and I am trying to learn French in my down time.
6.
I do not speak any other language fluently at this point.
7.
Aside from english, I also speak french. I took two french courses during my last years of school and later on moved to a french city.
8.
Yes. I speak Filipino language.
9.
Not at the moment, however, I will be taking a class in American Sign Language in the fall when school starts up.
10.
Yes.. Hindi is the other language I speak.. Its an indian language.
11.
Not at this time. Hopefully I can learn Spanish soon?
12.
Not fluently. I took two years of American Sigh Language and two years of Spanish in high school. I don't remember too much though.
13.
Ispeak fluently in bengali apart from english.
14.
No only english.
15.
No just english.
16.
No other languages. Just english.
17.
No only english.
18.
I do speak spanish and english.
19.
No I do not.
20.
Yes, Hmong.
21.
At the moment I only speak english I hope to learn spanish one day.
22.
I only speak the English language, but I always keep an open mind in learning new languages.
23.
No I'm sorry I do not but am willing to learn.
24.
I am bi-lingual I speak english fluently (speak, read, and write) and I speak portuguese fluently (speak, read, and write)
25.
Yes english and spanish.
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