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Anyone getting recommendations from non-native speakers?

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Anyone getting recommendations from non-native speakers? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2006, 18:37
I'm wondering what the proper procedure for this would be. Should they submit them in their native language, and then get them translated?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 21:49
Since it's a quite common case in Russia that a recommender does not speak any other language than Russian, this question is asked at EVERY MBA info session :-D
The answer is always "it's not an issue. Have it translated in English, and then submit"
However, I think that it will generally weaken your app because such a recomendator will not be able to talk to AdCom if necessary.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 22:12
Thanks Helg, that helps a lot.

Actually, I do not know if schools contact recommenders to get more information from them. I can imagine that they would call to verify references, but I don't know about getting additional information. Most schools I have spoked with are aware that doing 4-5 recommendations takes a lot of effort and they try to make it as painless as possible.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 22:36
it is not a common practice, that AdCom calls a recommendator, I agree, but I would not completely exclude this possibility either
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 05:46
pelihu wrote:
Thanks Helg, that helps a lot.

Actually, I do not know if schools contact recommenders to get more information from them. I can imagine that they would call to verify references, but I don't know about getting additional information. Most schools I have spoked with are aware that doing 4-5 recommendations takes a lot of effort and they try to make it as painless as possible.


Just checked my GSB application...

Recommendations Verified by Office Yes

I will find out if they called, emailed or what.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 06:00
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pelihu wrote:
Thanks Helg, that helps a lot.

Actually, I do not know if schools contact recommenders to get more information from them. I can imagine that they would call to verify references, but I don't know about getting additional information. Most schools I have spoked with are aware that doing 4-5 recommendations takes a lot of effort and they try to make it as painless as possible.


Just checked my GSB application...

Recommendations Verified by Office Yes

I will find out if they called, emailed or what.


Mine has the same status and I'm sure nobody called my recommendators.
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