Why English is so Powerful to Influence A Student's Future Career
These days the importance of knowing English is more tangible than before which made it one of the core factors of literacy level. What is more, there are so many benefits to learning English and the impacts it has on people's business life are numerous. To name a few; it paves the way to improve and get promoted at work or opens up more job opportunities for each individual inside or outside their country. In this essay, each reason will be discussed.
This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Leila J. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.
Firstly, learning English creates a variety of job opportunities for those who seek a job.
Furthermore, it will add a significant skill to their qualifications and make them before other candidates for many companies in case of recruitment. Without a doubt, most major local brands have an international sector that always needs someone with a high level of communication skills in the English language which makes it only one example of many opportunities provided by this practical knowledge. Moreover, in case a student decides to move out of his/her country to experience working abroad, he/she can proceed with this less challenging task than someone with no knowledge of English. For instance, a baker who knows English well can find a proper job in English-speaking countries absolutely quicker than others.
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Secondly, nowadays most sophisticated companies in non-English-speaking countries demand at least level of B1 (according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in English from their employees and often promise a promotion in case of getting a high score in certain well-known English proficiency tests such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System ( IELTS), The Personal Test of English Academic (PTE), etc. Consequently, this could cause an instrumental motivation for students and needs as an essence in their life and career. There are a lot of reasons why English is vital for companies since this is the only language that allows different nations to communicate with each other and therefore, companies can expand their business to other countries as well as their territory.
Thirdly, there are various types of careers each individual can pursue.
One of which is science and academic career. It is common among academics to write and publish articles that propose a theory or a recent finding they found out. However, provided that they write their article in Spanish merely people who speak Spanish can interact with the article which would not happen if the same content had been written in English. Moreover, English articles are usually translated in other languages faster than the opposite.
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All in all, knowing an international language always has benefits for learners from entertainment to science and many other fields. It is the gate to success for job-seekers, employees, and academicians. It causes both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in different people with different goals. In my opinion, in the third decade of the new millennium, everybody knows the significance of this language as it had been predicted decades ago when the older generation would encourage the new generation at the time to learn English.
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