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3 December 2015
In today's global society business is increasingly being conducted across borders with English often being used as an international language of communication. The ability to use English in the workplace has a nunber of benefits including: Helping your company to succeed, building trust with colleagues and clients, building and improving international relationships, enhancing your skill-set and commanding a higher salary and enhancing internation relationships through cultural understanding.
The ability to communicate in English is a huge asset to many companies and organisations including those who do not use English as an official language. Companies who conduct business internationally are likely to be engaging with people who speak English as a first or second language on a regular basis making the ability to use English in the workplace a very valuable skill.
A good knowledge of English allows you to communicate effectively with international clients, helping them to trust you and your organisation resulting in strong and lasting business relationships. People who use English for their work on a daily basis need to be able to use English for a variety of purposes including in meetings and negotiations, for managing, writing reports, giving presentations and in social situations. Being able to communicate and negotiate successfully with clients who speak English makes your skill-set more attractive to companies who conduct business internationally meaning employees who speak English can often command higher salaries.
It is estimated that over 50% of the pages on the internet are written in English which means that more online information is available to people who can read English. Having access to so much more information can make a real difference to your professional life, even if you don't work with colleagues or clients who speak English. You may find that information from a website written in English may help you to understand a project better or provide some useful information for a report.
If you can speak English with confidence there is a good chance that you have either studied or experienced English culture to some extent. This cultural understanding can be valuable for employers who want to work with or sell to English speaking countries.
English World ClasSIX
Our range of ClasSIX courses available in London, Cambridge and Oxford have been put together to help you use English in a professional context. These programmes give you intensive training in interpersonal skills applicable to a range of business and social situations.
International business communication means much more than just verbal communication, with many organisations requiring employees to write reports, compose emails and use their English in social contexts.
To build successful relationships it is vital that you understand the different tones and styles that can be used in business contexts and have the ability to determine which is suitable. In our Task Knowledge sessions you work on your soft skills including how to effectively manage, persuade and negotiate in English.
These soft skills are as important as your language skills in forming lasting business connections and can help you develop your awareness of cultural differences which may determine the way in which you communicate and how your words are interpreted.
We offer a range of ClasSIX programmes to suit different needs:
English World ClasSIX - An intensive programme focusing on English for the workplace. Click here to find out more.
Legal English ClasSIX - A 2 week intensive course designed to improve your knowledge of English for law. Click here for our information sheet.
Leadership & Management ClasSIX - A 2 week intensive course for those interested in leading and managing. Click here for our information sheet.