Why is English Important for a Student's Future Career?
English is the second most spoken language in the world, and it is the language of International Communication. International Communication is referred to as the study of global communication or translational communication. It’s the communication practice that occurs across international borders. A few examples that include international communications are media, political, social, cultural, and military concerns. Not only is it the international communication of language, but also English is a business language. To simply answer this question, I firmly believe it is important. Here are 3 reasons why English is important for a student’s future career.
This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Dennis C. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.
1. Employers need English speakers
Some big employers that are looking out for English proficiency are Microsoft, Samsung, and Nokia. Since English is a business language companies are starting to require most of their employees to have the knowledge and learn the language. Some companies even have to budget for courses such as Business English. The ability to speak/write in English is a huge benefit for finding more job opportunities and gives the student a huge advantage over other applicants who don’t speak English as a foreign language. The biggest advantage of learning/writing English fluently is when students write a resume/cover letter for potential employers. Having a well-written resume can impress potential employers, and show a level of understanding of the Language.
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2. The power of the Internet (The Language of International Communication)
English is the most used language online, with nearly 1 billion users typing chatting in the language. It’s estimated that 54.1% of all web content is in English, according to the data from Web Technology Surveys.
The Internet is an essential tool for finding different employers that are currently hiring. Some websites that are useful for job searching is, Indeed.com, Glassdoor.com, and Linkedin.com. Using the Internet gives you a huge edge over other people who don’t know how to read, or write in English. When using the Internet you have a variety of information in disposal since the web content is 54.1%. English. You can even watch YouTube videos to get some useful information on landing certain jobs. People usually record themselves online to give you advice on how to land jobs and they even have questions/answers regarding the frequently asked questions. The Internet is a tool that should be used if a student is trying to land a potential career job.
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3. You can communicate with a variety of different people
English is the official language of 53 countries. That is a lot of people you can potentially meet when you travel. They can potentially be your friend, boss, or even a soul mate.
English plays a critical role in a student’s future career. Students who can speak English can be more qualified candidates than those who don’t speak English. With so much English content on the Internet, the information provides the students with so many endless opportunities that can help land their future careers. This is why I firmly believe, why English is so important to potentially land their future career.
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