Has anyone heard of an applicant who's willing to learn a new *speaking* language on the job? How effective is this idea?
hmm, I guess it depends on the main methods of communication. If 90% of communication is done through text then you can rely on translator technology, so it shouldn't be too ineffective.
But learning a new language is hard and not something everyone can do. If I was hiring someone on such an idea, I'd want you to show that you had already learned a second language to show that you have that capability.