Conversations could open doors
Conversations help to open doors in all aspects of our lives, but most importantly for many young workers, in the world of business. Whether you want to communicate your technical knowledge to a future employer, impress a new client, network, or respond clearly to your customers, learning English as a second language (ESL) is always a good idea. Want to get started? Practice your English every day, when you think, read, write, sing, and watch TV.
It is not just conversations that can open up doorways, being multi-lingual is a highly sought after skill. Technology is shrinking the world, allowing us to communicate globally. Translation applications, internet, global banking are all contributing. Despite all of this technology, we still need people who can communicate person to person, helping us to understand context and meaning. This can be extremely valuable to businesses operating globally, or who want to expand globally. When two employees stand equal in technical skills, ESL helps you stand apart.
Academic certifications taken in English are a great way to show competency in language and ability
Academic certification taken in English can be a great way to show a future employer you are competent in both ability in your field and communication. The English language is used by approximately ⅓ of all countries in the world. Are you ready to begin academics in English yet? An IELTS test can help you find out. Not ready, or want to get better, try a general English course. Enrolling in a vocational education and training (VET) course that is taught in English will help you learn specific technical wording that will help you clearly understand job expectations.
Lost in translation
Even among native English speakers, poor communication skills can be the difference between career success and career disappointment. The wrong wording or improper grammar can drastically change the meaning of your message, resulting in lost productivity or income for your employer and/or clients. It is not just time and money that could be lost, it could mean a positive or negative opinion about an employee’s competency. Learning ESL can help you convey meaning or determine it on your own, putting you a step ahead of the competition.
Land the interview and impress them while you are there
Writing the perfect cover letter or proposal to help land a job isn’t easy, but it is the first step to impressing your future employer and/or client. People are not just looking for something generic, they want to see your personality shine through. In an era where written content is consumed more than ever, employers want to see that a prospective employee can help them sell their message or smooth over situations with their linguistic skills. Being multi-lingual is a great way to help highlight your soft skills. The more confident you are in speaking English as a second language (ESL), the more confident you will be at being your true self and letting your personality shine through. Employers/clients don’t just want to know if you can perform a given task, they want to see if you can fit in with workplace culture, understand and sell their vision, and bring ideas to the table in a clear and inspiring way.
SELC offers courses in English, Business, Fitness and Early Childhood Education and Care studies, in the heart of the Sydney CBD and Bondi Junction. We encourage students to live the full Australian experience, while they are here studying with us. This includes getting out and trying what Sydney has to offer. If you would like information on any of our courses, don’t hesitate to contact us or have a look at the SELC website.