Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I'm average at it?
Seen today on a CV submitted to me today, language and language abilities listed:
German - Native speaker
English - Very Good
French - Very Good
Italian - Average
This "Average" made me very confused.
If I, for instance, look into my Swahili speaking abilities I think that on comparison basis with the average person in the world, my non existent Swahili skills would place me slightly below average. But if compared against the average Democratic Republic of Kongolit, I think that I would end up far, far below average. Something to ponder indeed.
Perhaps I have "average" skills in many many more languages than I thought?