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YesNo0.00%10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%50.00%60.00%70.00%80.00%90.00%80.20%19.80%Figure 16:Misunderstandings due to language barrierswith the native peopleMisunderstandings due tolanguage barriersThe figure 16 explains about the misunderstandings that happened with the respondentsdue to the language barriers with the native people. From the total respondents 80.20% of thestudents said that they faced misunderstandings because of the local language and 19.80% agreedthat they haven’t faced any difficulties with the language.Table 5: Level of difficulties (language) to communicate in different placesPlacesLevel of DifficultyAlwaysSome timesVery littleNeverSuper markets29.2%41.7%14.6%14.6%Medical shops27.1%37.5%16.7%18.8%Publictransportations31.2%36.5%18.8%13.5%Hospitals31.2%30.2%16.7%21.9%Bank21.9%32.3%13.5%32.3%The table5 reveals that in hospitals and public transportations the respondents facedalways it difficult to communicate with a percentage of 31.2% in both places. From this it is
44clearly visible that language is a big barrier to communicate. In super markets it was 41.7%difficult to communicate some times and in medical shops it was 37.5% difficult because oflanguage barrier.Table 6: Level of contacts with different groups of people prior to coming in KlaipedaUniversityName of communityRatingsVerygoodcontact(VGC)Goodcontact(GC)Moderatecontact(MC)Littlecontact(LC)Nocontact(NC)Whites37.5%29.2%11.5%11.5%10.4%African Americans21.9%32.3%15.6%11.5%18.8%Asians33.3%29.2%9.4%14.6%13.5%American Indians24%30.2%9.4%%19.8%16.7%Non-nativeEnglishspeakers17.7%35.4%15.6%16.7%14.6%Nativelanguagespeakers19.8%38.5%14.6%15.6%11.5%Others14.6%28.1%17.7%21.9%17.7%Table 6 explains about the level of contact that the respondents had with different groupsof people prior to coming in this university. The respondents have got37.5% of very goodcontact with the group of whites. And the respondents also have 38.5% of good contact with thenative language speakers. This clearly shows that Klaipeda is having really good openness andacceptance to the foreigners.Table 7: Level of issues faced on university in different aspects
45StatementsRatingsStronglyagree(SA)Agree(A)Stronglydisagree(SD)Disagree(D)Don’tknow(DK)Age1%8.3%19.8%44.8%26%Race2.1%9.4%20.8%46.9%20.8%Disability0%6.2%19.8%49%25%Gender /sex0%5.2%27.1%46.9%20.8%Language2.1%22.9%15.6%43.8%15.6%Table 7 reveals that the highest group of students strongly disagree to the statement thatthey face problems because of their age (19.8%), race (20.08%), disability (19.8%), gender/sex(27.1%), and language (15.6%). Almost all the respondents said that they don’t have anyproblems in the university related to their age, race, disability, gender/sex, language. Theydisagreed to the statement that they have problems from the university because of age (44.8%),race (46.8%), disability (49%), gender/sex (46.9%), and language (43.8%). From all these valueswe can clearly say that Klaipeda University doesn’t treat student different according to their age,race, disability, gender or language. And the less percentage of agreement gives more strength tothe university’s view of equality to the students. The disability and gender have scored only zeropercentage and it shows that the gender equality is very strong in the university. The languagescored 2.1% which is very less and it makes sure that the university have high standards inlanguage level. The category of race has scored 2.1% , which is really less it makes sure that theuniversity is really open to all the races and cultures from different background. The category ofage has scored only 1% which is really less and it makes sure that the age doesn’t matter ineducation.

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