Selasa, September 07, 2010
CINTAI BAHASA IBUNDA
Jurulatih bola sepak ternama Jerman, Ottmar Hitzfield menolak untuk bercakap dalam bahasa asing ketika melatih pasukan kebangsaan Switzerland. Sebaliknya Hitzfield hanya bertutur dalam bahasa ibundanya, iaitu bahasa Jerman. Bukan dia tidak fasih berbahasa asing tetapi baginya hanya bahasa ibunda benar-benar dapat melahirkan emosinya dan berkomunikasi dengan lebih berkesan.
"When I am coaching I prefer to express myself in German because this is my mother tongue," Hitzfeld told the Telegraph.
"I didn't think I would be able to do myself justice if I had to speak to the players in English. I would not be able to get my emotions and feelings across.
"The players in the Swiss dressing room speak a variety of languages, including Italian, French and English, but when they come to work I coach them in German.
"All the players understand it. If there are some special expressions required then one of my coaches might use a bit of Italian or French, but I coach them only in German and it is better that way."
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