In every major corporation around the world these days, English is the language of business. With more companies employing staff from outside their own countries and cultures, not to mention wanting to attract foreign clients, the need to communicate efficiently and effectively in English has become paramount.
As a common language, English acts as a bridge between speakers whose native languages are different.
For still too many company owners and executives, however, a lack of knowledge of English results in their businesses suffering and falling behind in the competitive stakes.
Nowadays, many people around the world learn English as a second language at school. Unfortunately, effective communication is sidelined at the expense of grammar accuracy and the need to pass exams and receive certain qualifications.
The importance of attending or chairing meetings, delivering formal presentations, writing reports and negotiating is rarely addressed until a fortunate employee is able to attend business school and take a class in Business English.
500 years ago, between five and seven million people spoke English, with most of them living in the British Isles. Nowadays, anything up to 1.8 billion people around the world speak English.
Over the past few years, English has become the language of Science, Medicine, Technology and Politics, not to mention Finance. However, there are many linguistic obstacles to be overcome in the global environment before a business person feels confident to express themselves effectively using both oral and written communication skills.
After attending Jean’s 5-Day Total Immersion English Course in Marbella, you will emerge with a more advanced set of communication skills and an enhanced sense of self-confidence.