Talk English to English/American/Canadian (for example), talk Marathi to a Maharashtra guy or talk Punjabi with a Punjabi and they will feel at home. Think about yourself. If someone takes interest in your town, in your language and in your culture you start feeling proud because it is what you know best and it is what you have grown up with.
There is no reason that people reject you once you appreciate their culture, religion, language and other characteristics of that area. Just remember that don’t do it to make a fool of them. There is no harm in adopting newthings but there is certainly no logic in making fun of other culture.
When in Rome do what the Romans do. An old phrase but very true at all points of time and in every age. In the era of globalization the man/woman is not limited to his own city or country. There are instance when there is a great opportunity in an entirely foreign area with different language and different culture. Some struggle while some prefer to resume their previous destinations and designations.
Whether such career opportunities should be opted out is an important question particularly when a person feels it is not easy to adapt to a different culture. This can be best answered by an example. A fresher looking out for a job got an opportunity as a management trainee in a reputed organization. He worked for 3 years with them and then changed a job.
Now theorganization he joined had different job profile though related to his academic syllabus. He faced difficulties but felt shy to ask questions as he was an experienced professional now and was drawing a handsome package. He approached his boss twice to which his boss replied that he was not a trainee but an officer.
Similar is the case here. The solutions are simple. The first step is make your mind that you want to learn anyhow and won’t step back or quit your determination. Don’t hesitate. Keep asking questions and doubts. Catch the words of their mouth and ask at whatever instance. You are new so your all guilt is excusable.
Ask someone you get closely acquainted with to briefly introduce you to the phrases, proverbs and idioms used in the language. Don’t try to speak at once. Keep gaining the language and ask from everyone you know from that area. This would make them feel that you are deeply interested in them and respect them. Everyone would stand for you.
A successful manager is the one who is followed and respected by people. People admire his presence and his style. There is nothing special in successful managers or leaders but the only thing they do is they develop true interest in people around them.