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A Pinoy’s Better English Communication for Globalization

The Philippines has been regarded as #3 among the┬álargest English-speaking nations, with the US and UK holding the top positions —┬ánot bad for a developing country wherein even the uneducated try their best to speak and write English in its most basic form. Media and local tourism play a significant role in keeping them aware of basic terms and expressions, despite the fact that they can sometimes be unsure what they say or write actually means.

Filipinos need to brush up their English ASAP, as the effects of globalization become more obvious and challenging as time passes. The positive effects that need to be maintained with the help of above-average to excellent Business English communication skills are the following:

  • Business process outsourcing (BPO) – call centers and homebased jobs are in demand because foreign employers see Filipinos as efficient yet practical to hire and keep in the workforce
  • Trade and export – Dealing with investors using the English language, especially those who are also non-native English speakers, will be a lot easier if both parties are knowledgeable and fluent in the universal language of business
  • Social media – Interaction with people all over the world regardless of race, status and age becomes educational, entertaining and fuss-free
  • Pop culture – English is essential in understanding trends as well as meeting local and international celebrities online or in person
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) training – Filipinos learn the elements of the English language quickly–from spelling and grammar to accent and tone of voice–and are very hardworking, hence ESL institutions (just like BPO companies) also consider them a better choice for their teams

 

Take part in making the Philippines a globally-competitive nation long-term by mastering the English language, business communication and putting it into practice every single day. American English can be of help.

(12) Comments

  • VICTORIA C. CASTILLO December 23, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    It is indeed very necessary to learn and speak english properly. It is a basic need for a person applying for a job because applicants are often judged on the way they response to interview and how they deliver the message. Filipinos are hardworking, fast learners and consistent to their desire to impress people. Maybe one of the reasons why we ranked third among the largest english-speaking nations. We really need companies like yours to help and guide every learners for a better future.

  • Jemuel V. Calinawan January 16, 2015 @ 3:39 pm

    English is the universal language and as a Filipino, it does not make me less of my nationality if i speak the english language. As a matter of fact, it will make me more competitive and at par with the fast changing world. The advent of new technologies, businesses and even social networks requires us to use the english language that is why it is but necessary for us to learn, at the very least, the basic english terms and expressions in communicating with the outside world.

  • Jenette Rubico January 16, 2015 @ 4:43 pm

    In today’s innovation, better English is a must espescially today because of every interaction is on social media. Flipinos are really fast learner, that is why we are in demand for the job that will be needing English as a an instrument.

  • MA. ENELYN G. CENTENO January 20, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    Globalization is an influencing force everywhere in the world. English language and globalization walk side by side, towards the goal of communication, business and politics, making simpler the ways around the world. English language is fundamental, in order for us to take part as a globally competitive nation, English proficiency is increasingly recognized as a passport to a better education, employment, and success.

  • BEA BERNICE M. VITTO January 20, 2015 @ 1:41 pm

    Speaking English is not really foreign to us Filipinos. This could sometimes be a basis of the status in our society, but as time passed people are becoming more knowledgeable in speaking English making it more easier and becoming part of their everyday lives. English as our secondary language has been part of our improvements through globalization. Making Filipinos more famous not only in our way of life but also we became more effective in communicating with other Native English Speakers making us recognized as one of the most hospitable human beings on earth.

  • Ericka Del Mundo January 20, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    The Filipinos have the ability to communicate well because of the advantage that can speak English well both orally & in writing. They are more fluent than any other foreign countries in such they are reliant on communication extending their thoughts & ideas giving an accurate messages to people their talking to helping them to understand well & tends to be vibrant & effective in communication.

  • Rhoda M. Villaroz January 20, 2015 @ 2:19 pm

    It is a remarkable recognition for the Philippines to be ranked #3 among the largest English-speaking nations. It is necessary that one can speak, understand and write English to be globally-competitive individual. Filipinos are fast learners, highly motivated individuals and goal-oriented, thus learning English is not difficult at all. Filipinos will be fluent in English if given the proper training. Thank you to American English for teaching us not just speaking good but speaking well.

  • Greta O. Guevara January 21, 2015 @ 3:32 pm

    I am proud that we are the #3 English-speaking people in the world. I would say that we probably backslid a bit because in the 1970s (and I think even earlier) I remember that newscasting and the newspapers and magazines of wide circulation are all in English. I felt proud that time that I can understand the news and not get lost.
    I was just probably in the 90s that the media started using Tagalog or Filipino. The Sunday mass was also said in Tagalog at that time. I think it was due to this that the younger generation is not that adept in speaking or writing in English.

  • Jenette Rubico January 24, 2015 @ 8:23 am

    The fact that we are ranked 3rd among the largest English-speaking nations, it shows that we Flipinos are developing to master the art of English language communication. Understanding the English language gives us Filipinos the edge of landing a better job both in and out of the country as almost every global economies mostly speak the English language. We may be a 3rd -world country but we are ready to face globalization with the English language as our light.

  • Krizzalie Paras January 27, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

    Filipinos’ ability to read, write and speak the English language is a must, especially now that globalization is becoming evident. Because the English language is mostly used in the business world, the mastery of this language can serve as a stepping ladder for us in our employment. The Filipinos have always been competitive and now is the time for us to increase the intensity of our competitiveness by taking our knowledge in the English language a notch higher.

  • Emma Claire P. Claveria January 28, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    For most Filipinos, English is either their second or third language. Mastery of it is very achievable. We have embraced the language with an end in mind that it can get us far and can actually earn us a living – true for the ones in the BPO industry, corporate world workforce, tour guides/tourist spots guys, salesmen, and everyone else who wants to earn a living.

    For someone like me in the corporate world, exceptional communication skills is a must. And with the ASEAN integration on the way, we have to be prepared and improve on this skill all the more.

  • Rossine Masayes January 29, 2015 @ 8:13 pm

    Filipinos really deserve to be at the 3rd position being the largest English speaking nation. As a matter of fact, this ability make Filipinos competitive and give pride all over the world.

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