5 ways learning English abroad can benefit your career
We all know the importance of speaking a foreign language in the business world. English is by far the most common language used for business transactions across the globe. This is why, every day, more and more students are realising that they need to take their English skills to the next level.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should study English abroad to help you take the next step in your career.
Improving your communication skills
Learning English becomes so much easier if you are speaking it every day in different types of real-life situations. When studying English in your home country, you tend to only practice the language in class or for a few hours doing homework. Once you are submerged in the language every day you will develop a linguistic fluency that will last for your whole career.
Take in a new culture
Different from holidays, living in a different country can expand your cultural awareness. Learning more about the history, eating traditional food and meeting up with locals will make you understand your host country in a much deeper way. And when you decide to go back home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills and the possibilities that are out there. All these attributes are very attractive to any future employers.
International language students have a unique opportunity to make friends from all around the world. While attending an English language school, you will study and live with other students from different parts of the globe. The friendships and connections you make as an International language student will last long after your course is over. Having friends and contacts from countries all over the world is an amazing networking opportunity for your career and your personal life.
Studying and living abroad can transform the way you see your own personal challenges. Getting out of your comfort zone gives you so much life experience that you may feel that you have learned more and grown more in 6 months than in a whole decade. Being self-reliant and facing obstacles in a new way will develop personal resources that will help you to stand out and succeed in the corporate world.
Most of us tend to live a very busy life with almost no time for holidays and getaway trips. Once you take time to focus on improving your English and connecting with people from many cultures, opportunities to travel will be endless. Being in another part of the world will enable you to visit countries, cities and touristic sites that you’ve always wanted to see. You will also discover beautiful locations and travel experiences that you were not aware existed! Since you are an English student, language is no longer a barrier and you can communicate worldwide.
The English Studio offers a variety of courses for students of different levels but if you are look to make progress in your English skills for your career in business our English for Business course is a great place to start.