The Influential Power of English in Students’ Professional Life
In today’s world of the 21st Century, there is no doubt, rightly or wrongly that English is the dominant worldwide language. Used in aircraft management, business, political and personal interactions nothing surpasses the English language. English is the most widely spoken language around the world and is needed in communication in a variety of professional fields. If you have a good command of English, not only does your career opportunities broaden but also your chance of getting paid more at a chosen job increases.
This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Mark L. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.
With the Internet and smart technology, the world has gotten smaller. Globalization, as a result, has encouraged companies to reach beyond their backyard and employ qualified staff from different parts of the world. Thus, people usually take overseas assignments because the demand for vacancies has increased. Because multinational companies are staffed with people from different regions and cultures, speaking English is very crucial. Some examples of this are people all working from home no matter where they are in the world. Head office may be in London or Silicon Valley, but their staff could be living in Vladivostok Russia, Paris France, Beijing China or even New Deli India. The one common thread is just that English. From the emails they write to the skype group chats that have English is the common factor.
Demand in non-native countries
Schools in every non-English language country are opening and thriving as the demand around the world for English is being sorted out by parents who know that English is an important part of their child's education and future career prospects. You can see it in every English-speaking country the demand for University places for overseas students has in some cases made it more difficult for local native-speaking students to get a place in their preferred University. And these students pay large amounts of money for the privilege of attending these Universities.
As private sector companies become increasingly more competitive to conform to the world economy, the employees need to increase their competitive edge as well. It is either your work hard, learn and perform, or perish for not taking care of your professional development. Employability means having the ability to remain employable as a result of the relevant skills you possess. Communication skills are very essential in this regard. The capacity to express one’s self in spoken or written form very much depends on how you strategize your growth to remain competitive and employable.
Communication skills are important tools for us to exchange information, ideas, feelings, and thoughts. The corporate world values these skills very much for many transactions that are negotiated successfully by being an effective communicator. Companies consider English as an important criterion for selecting a successful candidate. Furthermore, employees are expected to be interactive and communicative with others in the team. Indeed, teamwork is vital in multinational companies. Because effective communication is how business processes keep working, communicating in English is a must.
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In short, companies want people who can read, understand and speak in English. You can increase your marketability by learning how to converse in English fluently. If you want to stay ahead in the game, you will need to increase your English skills. There is truth to the saying that people will judge you by the way you speak. In the professional world, this is very important to note as you are representing your company in meetings, conferences, and interactions with stakeholders. A professional look has to be substantiated with effective English communication skills.
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