Let people know which languages you speak.
You can add the languages you speak to your booking page to let people know which languages you can communicate in. It’s important to understand that you can host visitors if you speak multiple languages or if you only speak the local language.
Follow these instructions to add the languages you speak to your booking page:
(1) From the Become a Host Page
(2) Navigate to the Select each Language You Speak Menu.
(3) Select the languages you speak.
(4) Input the remaining data.
(5) Click Save or Make Listing Live
You only speak the local language – No Problem!
People that need help are not always tourist. They might be: People from nearby cities that are relocating for school or work; People taking a short day trip looking for someone to show them the best places to shop or an easy way to navigate the city or; People that need help connecting with the places and people in your personal network. Since these are all people that live locally, you’ll be able to communicate with them by simply speaking the local language.
You speak a language that’s unique in your city – Awesome!
Also, be reminded that if you speak additional languages, it’s also a good idea to list those languages, even if you live in an area where the language is not used that often. For example, perhaps you live in a small city and you’re the only person that speaks Spanish, Korean, Thai, or Chinese. Maybe you’re an en expat that speaks English and you’re working teaching English in an isolated city in the middle of no where. Every now and then, you’ll have someone that visits your city, and there’s no doubt they’d love connect with someone that speaks their native language.