Effective communication is the key to success in our professional and personal lives. A team or an individual’s success hinges on the strategy and respect accorded through communication. It is what makes an effective team and an efficient individual. Business communication is one of the most important aspects of how an organization or company thrives. […]
If you are thinking about working or studying abroad or looking for jobs, you need to also think about how well you can communicate in English. Improving your English written and oral communication skills is very crucial not only in finding a job, but also in social situations. A lot of English language learners sometimes […]
English is an essential means of communication with people from different countries. One factor that must not be left out when using the language is the proper pronunciation of words. When practicing your pronunciation, it is important to know the concepts behind the words. These include syllable pauses, up and down pitch of the word, […]
English has been the universal language amongst all countries and has become the means of communication for cultures with different languages. Don’t speak good, speak well. Individuals, professionals, corporate practitioners — these are people engaged in different business activities and transactions. Even though they frequently meet people from other companies, speaking in English has always […]
Despite recent reports that show Filipinos getting ahead in speaking English, there are still thousands who are struggling communicators. The basics considered by a native English speaker surprisingly remain as challenges to an average Pinoy, hence the birth of “carabao English”.
Apart from its well-loved tourist attractions and trademark Filipino hospitality, the Philippines is a country that promises a more productive and memorable experience to every non-native English speaking tourist by means of comprehensive and cost-effective ESL (English as a Second Language) training.
Education is highly crucial in making a student of any age and level more globally competitive, just like professional skills training to an employee of any rank and designation. Being well-educated and well-skilled at the same time is what the world demands for an ideal workforce, and for survival. The quality of education in the Philippines has deteriorated over time due to lack of resources vis a vis the continuously growing number of enrolled young individuals — an ongoing challenge to the nation despite its economic progress, the increase in foreign investments, and considering today’s business practices and lifestyles heavily influenced by modern technology.
Makati-based training center American English has made communication its business for almost 8 years. The institution continues to address the common concern among most Filipinos regarding speaking and writing English with professionalism and confidence – the kind that meets the standards set by the world market. Its success translates to years of producing the best English speakers out of Filipinos from all walks of life, from the unemployed to top corporate leaders.
If ordinary employees should make a big deal out of their business communication skills, the higher ups should do the same times ten. As top executives, they may be fluent in English as this is a strong requirement for such a major responsibility, but getting the message across doesn’t really rely on language fluency alone.
In the Philippines, there are several career opportunities available but the sad truth is that only a few hires are reported. Business process outsourcing, media, hospitality and tourism jobs, for example, require English proficiency as these are the people-oriented type. Even technical and vocational jobs consider fluency in the English language a great asset, as they are in demand here and abroad. Government employees and those in very basic admin positions need constant usage of proper business English, should they deal with foreign visitors or investors or their companies have plans of expanding globally.