Living and working in an English-speaking country isn’t as simple as mastering the grammar. There are so many customs and nuances to pick up on that hardly a week goes by when even the most competent non-native English speakers aren’t faced with one of the following situations in the workplace.
It’s no surprise that companies are increasingly turning to remote workers. Studies show that they are happier and more productive. As a result, managers are figuring out how to get their in-house team and their remote team to work together seamlessly. Throw remote workers located abroad into the mix, and this further complicates the matter.
Your company’s greatest asset is its people. They push your product, solve complex problems, and keep your business running. Ideally, you want great employees who stick around to grow your company and help you take it to the next level. But that kind of thing doesn’t happen magically, even with the most talented people. Rather, employers must actively invest in their employees.
You are educated, experienced, and motivated, but English is not your first language and you work in an anglophone environment. Your writing and reading skills are great, but when it comes time to publicly speak English you instantly freeze up. How can you reduce this English-speaking anxiety and participate in meetings with ease? Continue reading “How to Express Yourself Confidently in Meetings When English is Not Your First Language”
Are you terrible at public speaking? Good news: You don’t have to be.
Public speaking is a skill. Contrary to popular belief, a bad public speaker can improve. While it may take some practice in front of a bathroom mirror, anyone can learn how to give a great presentation that captivates their audience.
Writing a professional email in English can be difficult, even for native speakers. Why? There are casual ways we use the English language that are big no-nos when crafting this kind of correspondence. But it’s not as difficult as it sounds. We’ve got you covered with 5 quick tips for writing a polished and professional email. Continue reading “5 Easy Tips for Writing a Professional Email in English”
Discovering new English idioms and expressions can be a lot of fun. It can also be frustrating, especially when you hear them for the first time in a setting where you want to make the best impression.
Most idioms and expressions you’ll come across in office environments are throwaway lines that are not industry specific. In other words, knowing them has nothing to do with how well you do your job. But because they come up so often in conversation, in meetings, and in emails, it’ll be important for your language learning to know when and how to use them.
Today, almost anyone can make a living from the comfort of their couch with remote work from home. The required tools? A working computer and a high speed internet connection — as well as the necessary skills for the job of course. Online video conferencing and project management platforms have made it easier and cheaper to build international teams.
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