Kolonia - Post Report Question and Answers

How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

None. Everyone speaks English. - Jul 2021

Everyone speaks English. You may get more street cred if you learn Pohnpeian, but it isn't at all necessary. - Apr 2021

You don't need any. English is widely spoken. It would be difficult to find tutors. - Mar 2020

Nothing at all really. Almost everyone speaks English natively or as second-language. - Feb 2013

None. English is the official language of the FSM as each state has its own language (as do some of the outer islands within the four states). - Apr 2008

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