THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH FOR
Hello Friend, more and more people in the workforce are foreigners. For those who
already speak the English language goes to another country is not really a problem in terms of
communication. But for those whose native language is not English, it could be a problem.
It is important to learn Business English, if you are successful in another country where
English is the primary language, such as Australia, Britain and the United States only
appetizers. When you talk to already have basic knowledge of the language by learning,
you’re on the right track. It would be a good idea, writing and business English to practice. If
your local university offers a course in business English, this would be a good idea to invest
in the class. Read, write and speak English is a great way to start a career.
Business English is a little different than asking where to find the nearest hotel. Here
are some key language skills you need to master business English. Learn to pronounce the
words and then see what it in my dictionary. Do you have an understanding of the English
language, you must apply it to business English.
In business, you will learn things such as the Messaging, answering the phone with the
correct etiquette and communication with colleagues. Maybe you need to learn how to put
events and travel opportunities. Business English is very different than speaking English
regularly, the structure is the same, but you have to learn things as you with a professional
presentation or perhaps a talk in your office.
If you work in customer service, you really have to bone Business English. Most
companies offer training and businesses, the foreigners, they offer courses, as do the work to
deal with the British business matching. Loosely defined, business Englishrefers to English
language used in international trade or business. It is a specialized area of English language
learning and teaching because it is largely attributed to non-native English speakers who
study the subject to enhance their chances of doing business with companies from English
Largely depending on the intention for which learning is intended, Business English
can refer to the study of business English vocabulary used in the fields of trade, business,
finance, or international relations. If the study focuses on techniques on business
presentations, negotiations, correspondence, writing and other kills needed for business
communications, then it can be classified as the study of Business English communication
skillsin the workplace. There is really not much difference between the two classifications, as
vocabulary and communication skills work together to achieve a common goal – to develop
or enhance both written and verbal English skills for business or career advancement
A.Why Learning Business English Is Important
Around the world, there is an estimated 1 Billion people learning English. Many factors
point to the reason why learning English has seen exponential growth in recent years, but it
all boils down to the English language being the “global language” of business, politics,
international relations, culture, and entertainment for so many countries worldwide. And that
is just an understatement as in fact, while English is not an official language in many
countries worldwide, it is the language most often taught as a foreign or second language.
1. Business Leverage
The rapid growth in technology for global communications notwithstanding, there are
still many companies and individual professionals who fail in their quest for business or
professional success. And oftentimes the failure primarily lies on one of the most basic
foundations of making business relations – the language spoken. Undoubtedly, the English
language is the global language for business and having a good command of English will
definitely give one who is eyeing globally competitive business or career a clear edge. Any
communications problem, whether personal or business, translates to losses, zero result in
negotiations, incompetence for global business, or will just simply leave you ill-equipped to
carry out international business.
2. Career Growth
Going down on a more personal level of career success, having the right Business
English communication skillswill surely equip you with a liberating confidence and ability to
express yourself in the English language. It will surely be an advantage in interviews, thus
giving you more opportunities to widen your career prospects. Or if you are not looking for a
new job, having the confidence and ability to speak Business English is one way of
enhancing your potential for earning by making you stand out for career advancement or
promotions. Studies show a steady growth in the number of companies worldwide requiring
employees who have bilingual skills.
3. Internet Proficiency Means English Proficiency
Research shows that 80% of the amount of Internet web content is in the English
language and that content relating to business written in the English language largely
comprises this figure. It goes without saying that having a good grasp of business
information, data, or terminologies in the English language is very important to have a good
understanding of the wealth of business information available on the Internet.
B. Importance of English in International Business
While English is not the most widely spoken language in the world when you look at it in
terms of the number of native speaker it is the world's most prominent language. While a
larger number of people speak Chinese, that language is largely confined to China.
English on the other hand, is spoken around the world. It has been estimated that out of
the roughly 6 billion people that are alive today about 350 million speak English. When you
look at the importance of English for International Business, you must look at more than just
the number of people who speak it. You must also look at what the language is used for.
English is the ideal language for many governments around the world, and it is also
prominent in business, education, world news, and communication. In addition to this,
Western pop culture is also carried to foreign countries in the form of music or movies. If you
wish to be successful in International business, learning English is incredibly important. In
many places such as Asia, Africa, and South America, the ability to learn English will
determine who will increase their living standards, and who will remain in poverty. There are
a number of powerful tools that have allowed more people to learn English than ever before.
One of these tools is the Internet.
Before the Internet, it was hard for you to learn English if you didn't attend a college or
university. These were the only institutions where the language was widely spoken. If you
lived in a community so poor that it didn't have a college or university, your chances of ever
learning English were remote. While many people still live in these circumstances today, the
Internet has allowed the English language to spread around the word.
Because the Internet was invented in the West, English was inherently built into it.
Because Internet usage has expanded throughout the world, more people are being exposed to
The advent of online universities has now made it possible for more people to learn English,
people who may live in countries where access to standard education facilities is limited.
While it may have been impossible for these people to learn English in the past, the Internet
has opened up new career opportunities. These people are now able to learn English, and they
can use their English skills to get better paying jobs at home, or they can use them to find
jobs overseas. In any event, the Internet has played a powerful role in allowing English to
spread across the world, and the number of people learning it is likely to increase in the
Many companies have discovered early in the 21st century that they can cut their costs
of production by sending their jobs overseas. The proper term for this is outsourcing, or
offshoring. Some companies have also found that they can cut costs by bringing immigrants
into the country on work visas. The employees will work for the company for a given period
of time, and once their visa has expired, they can return home. For someone living in a
country where English is not the native language, they will need to master this language if
they wish to travel to the United States tofind a high paying job.
While many people in English speaking countries complain about the impact of
outsourcing, it presents lucrative opportunities for people living in foreign countries.
Learning how to speak English can allow you to travel to a Western country, work there for a
few months, make more money than you would make at home, and then bring the money
back home to your family. This is a practice that many people use, and it is factors such as
outsourcing which have allowed them to do it. As you can see, learning how to speak English
opened up a large number of doors, doors that would normally be closed.
In many countries where English is not the native language, you are considered highly
educated if you can speak the language properly. You will be presented with a number of
career opportunities, and you will have the option of staying home to work, or you could
travel abroad. When you learn how to speak English, the opportunities are limitless.
Business English is the general term used for English related to international
commerce, finance and industry. In the global environment, it has become common for nonnative English speakers to study business english as a specific tool, with the aim of
interacting with English-speaking countries, or with companies that use English as a shared
language. In this atmosphere, business English is what one is required of in order to join,
communicate and compete in the international market. This is why the importance of good
business English can no longer be underestimated in the age of the new global business
The English language is currently estimated as the third largest mother tongue in the
world. However, it is unquestionably the first and most popular second-language. In fact,
most of the information that circulates in our world – mail, radio, cable, internet, etc. – is in
English. This language has become the working language or bridge language of our time.
There is even a specific rubric for Language Skills in any standard résumé template, with the
level of English generally being what is examined. This dominance plays a part in the wide
range of effects of what is called globalization.
As a purpose-specific tool, the central goals of business English is to carry the message
across and to reach agreement. This is why it demands a business-oriented English
vocabulary and a bunch of skills. These skills can include English letter writing delivering
presentations, negotiating or plain small-talk. With this in mind, such skills are already
considered to be a prerequisite of modern-day international cooperation, and an important
key for global business.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH FOR
: - Muhamad Nurzaeni
- Deri Juli Ashar
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