Over 400 million people in the world speak English as their first language. It second only to Mandarin as the most spoken language in the world. Recent studies show that about two-thirds of all professionals around the world are learning English in order to be more eligible for jobs in both their native country and overseas. And in the era of globalization, more and more businesses have to compete in the global marketplace. This makes prospective employees with a good command of the English language — both written and spoken – highly desirable by employers.
Whether or not you are migrating to the U.S. for work, learning English is crucial to your career advancement. With 1.75 billion people worldwide who speak English "at a useful level," English communication skills is essential to establishing and sustaining excellent business relationships.
Proficiency in English is a major advantage in many thriving industries such as travel, advertising, publishing, communication, and research. But a lot of people don’t realize that — given that we are in the era of globalization — a good command of the English is cricual for professionals building their careers in the world of Software Engineering and Information Technology. Here’s why.
Every day, about 144.8 billion emails are sent worldwide. That is about 20 times the world’s population. With email still considered as the main channel of business communications, how someone conducts themselves over email doesn't just determine whether they are understood, but also how they are perceived by their colleagues. This is an opportunity for professionals to stand out within their organization by making strong impressions that can help them advance their careers.
Watching movies and TV shows in English can help you improve the way you speak and understand the language. Hearing people use the language in its most current form will help you become familiar with idioms, English slang, even pronunciation.
But many people don’t know that in order to learn English, it’s not enough to watch movies and TV. English goes way beyond the idioms, colloquialisms, and slang – and that’s something that you can learn only through formal English lessons.
A lot has been written about how to improve your English conversation skills. But sometimes, the advice can be so technical that it ends up overwhelming you instead. So for this post, we will explore five simple things you can do every day to improve your English conversation skills.
Japanese fashion retail giant, Uniqlo, took the public by storm in 2012, becoming the fourth largest retailer in the world. In America alone, Uniqlo already has 43 stores and more are on their way. One of the keys to Uniqlo’s success was declaring English as its official company language. English allowed Uniqlo to communicate its creativity and philosophy among its diverse global workforce as it expanded across several countries.
Let’s face it. When you migrate to the U.S., knowing how to say "hi," "hello," "yes," "no," "good morning," "good evening," "sorry," and "thank you" is not enough. Needless to say, you will have to communicate with different people in order to survive. To do that, you will need to learn how to effectively express yourself in English.