We are having a dinner guest over tonight who is one of my husband's work colleagues, a a really nice older professor. Just found out this morning that he asked if it was alright to bring a friend (which of course DH said yes). We've got plenty of food, so really not an issue there, but DH said his friend speaks French & Italian, very little English. Given that our language skills in French & Italian umm...suck.... What can I do to make sure she is enjoying herself and feel welcome? I know what it's like to be the only one in a room that doesn't understand what's going on b/c of a language thing, and I really want to put her in that situation as little as possible. Our dinner guest speaks like 7 languages, so I'm sure he would be the grand translator, but when DH and him start getting into discussing minutae about biology, if his friend isn't a science type I'm not really sure what to do. Frankly the work my husband does is a foreign language to me even when it is in English, and i'm a scientist!