We have had guests with very weak English stay for two or three days. It was never that big a deal.
But we now have a trio that have no English whatsoever, and will be here for two weeks (over Christmas & New Years). Their daughter is studying here, has excellent English, and arranged the booking. (Note that based on other threads here warning about excessive kitchen use, we got that clarified well before her parents arrived, so that is not an issue.)
I’ve somewhat belatedly realized that one of our main strengths is being very helpful and informative - but we can’t help these people with anything! I’ve shown them some maps, but beyond that, we’re dead in the water.
It’s just weird having these people staying in our house when we can’t talk to them about anything - and it’s going to be for two weeks! I asked their daughter to let us know if there’s anything at all they aren’t happy with, but that will clearly lack immediacy. And also will make it impossible to have those little quick chats about what they’re up to and how long they’ll be out and so on. This is kind of important to us because we restock food and do light cleaning when our guests are out.
So even though they seem like very nice people, I’m kind of resenting having them here already, and it’s only been one day.
One other odd thing - they’re Mexican. Trump can build all the damn walls he wants, it won’t mean shit to these people. They obviously have no interest whatsoever in leaving Mexico.