English is the universal business language. Every day there are more than a million of transactions made in English all over the world. Hence, learning English is crucial in business. Enrolling yourself in an English school in the Philippines is a start towards the right direction. The Philippines has plenty of multinational companies whose medium […]
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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 […]
President Benigno S. Aquino III strongly believes that the twelve years of formal education Filipinos have been used to are still not enough, considering the growing rate of both local unemployment and underemployment. A lot of Pinoys who are more dependable on physical labor would rather go to first-world countries and get paid higher as a blue-collar employee, unlike in their home country wherein white collar jobs make more money.
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”.
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.
American English is being used primarily in the United States and Canada, while British English is the official language of people residing in the United Kingdom and even in Australia.
To be able to belong and excel in today’s global workforce, non-native English speakers study Business English. Being the world’s third largest mother tongue to date, English’s dominance over other known languages clearly defines what globalization is all about. Media uses English to broadcast world news, and English-speaking nations and corporations speak this shared language in order to reach a wider audience as they tell stories and do business.
AE developed and improved my communication skills and self-confidence. In a short length of time, I was able to employ correct usage of grammar and pronunciation.