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the non-xenofoob thread!
1.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 07:45 pm

My friend´s Turkish partner is coming to Holland soon (I´m very happy for them) and she kept talking about him wanting to get his driver´s license in Holland. I was wondering if his Dutch is good enough for this. But... guess what... you can take the test in Turkish!

Since there is a LOT on this forum on racism and xenofobic reactions... how about a thread on non-xenofobic things we see in our every day lives?

2.       vineyards
1954 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 08:57 pm

 

Quoting barba_mama

My friend´s Turkish partner is coming to Holland soon (I´m very happy for them) and she kept talking about him wanting to get his driver´s license in Holland. I was wondering if his Dutch is good enough for this. But... guess what... you can take the test in Turkish!

Since there is a LOT on this forum on racism and xenofobic reactions... how about a thread on non-xenofobic things we see in our every day lives?

 

Well, that´s very considerate of the Dutch authorities.

In Turkey, tourists can drive with their existing licenses. If they live in Turkey, they have to get a notary certified translation of their licenses.

 

I couldn´t find out what happens when they have to get a license from scratch. I would expect there would be English and/or German versions of the exam but I am not sure.

3.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 09:56 pm

The worst part of my husband coming to the US:  Teaching him how to drive (he had never driven before!)  He did have to take a written test in English and also a road test. 

 

I guess this means we are a bit Xenophobic in the US. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

4.       cedars
235 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 10:22 pm

 

Quoting Elisabeth

The worst part of my husband coming to the US:  Teaching him how to drive (he had never driven before!)  He did have to take a written test in English and also a road test. 

 

I guess this means we are a bit Xenophobic in the US. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

 

In Utah state one can take the knowledge test (written) either in english or spanish.  

One can also ask for the pictures/sketches version. So basically even if you dont speak/read english you can answer the questions by choosing the right picture.

 

This was the case in early 90s but I dont know if the test has changed since.

So based on this I might say that  mormons are not xenophobic

 

5.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 10:25 pm

 

Quoting cedars

 

 

In Utah state one can take the knowledge test (written) either in english or spanish.  

One can also ask for the pictures/sketches version. So basically even if you dont speak/read english you can answer the questions by choosing the right picture.

 

This was the case in early 90s but I dont know if the test has changed since.

So based on this I might say that  mormons are not xenophobic

 

 

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6.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 11:00 pm

In Ireland you´re entitled to a free interpreter (of any language) when dealing with public services (hospitals, courts, Gardai [police]).

 

You can also take a theory driving test in a number of languages (not sure how many though)

 

BM - did you mean your friend´s partner wants to take his exam in the Netherlands because he doesn´t have a driving licence or that he already has a driving licence but has to take the test again to drive in Turkey. I´m asking because I assume it´s the former while apparently Vineyards understood the latter

7.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 11:16 pm

He has no driver´s license at all. And since he´s moving to Holland, he has decided to just get it here. If he already had his license, he would be able to drive with it for one year, and then he would have his license transformed (like a power ranger!) into a Dutch one. But, anyway, this case is a license from scratch.

8.       alameda
3499 posts
 20 Jan 2010 Wed 11:30 pm

 

Quoting cedars

 

 

In Utah state one can take the knowledge test (written) either in english or spanish.  

One can also ask for the pictures/sketches version. So basically even if you dont speak/read english you can answer the questions by choosing the right picture.

 

This was the case in early 90s but I dont know if the test has changed since.

So based on this I might say that  mormons are not xenophobic

 

 

Not in California....there are a limited amount of languages available, Turkish is not one of them.  If the language you read and speak is not one of them, you have to learn English to take the test.  Even then, if you are not a citizen you have to wait a looooong looooong time to get your actual license.  Maybe it´s changed, in the late 90s due to prop 187, any immigrant, even a green card holder (Permanent Resident), had up to a year to wait for a real drivers license, even if they already had one from another state.

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