Four Essential Techniques Lead to Learning Language Competency of Global Business with Results


There are ways in improving and learning the global Business Language – the English Proficiency.  You acquire the highest level of Business English Proficiency instead of acquiring English skills. The latter is focused on measured and tactical execution of grammatically-based language use. 

While Business English, is integrated with Communication Competency and Proficiency. It illustrates the holistic understanding about the English language, cultural implications, usage of expressions and terminologies, its functions within specific utterances for a given setting in either business or personal.  IdeasN’s Coaches have the competency in developing realistic Critical Thinking  abilities. By having this ability, it becomes your important differentiator as a professional or an individual. Your capabilities in influencing, creativity and effectiveness in communication will follow. We coach you from the most basic up to achieving the highest level of Proficiency that you are capable of.

The following techniques are offered as tips for anyone to self-learn the basics that will develop your confidence to eventually become better communicator. 


Four Essential Techniques in English Learning Lead to Results
Learn and create adequate English vocabulary supply with understanding: 
Read materials that were written in English such as websites, blogs, articles, books, newspapers, journals, magazines, researches, technical essays, industry news and English dictionary with diacritical marks. By spending at least 30 minutes a day, you will learn new technical words. 

An effective learning tool is to keep a small pocket booklet on your side when reading. Write every new word that you will come across. Then take a dictionary and understand the actual meaning of the word. Go back to the original material that you were reading and understand how the word was used. Every writer uses words differently depending on the setting of the material. Many use simple words, complex terminologies, idiomatic expressions or slangs that relate to the circumstances illustrated in the material.  

It is essential to pay attention on how words are formed, connected, described and expanded with time and locations.  These are all important functions of words; including their arrangement. The key is to understand how they are being used. When in doubt, always seek the assistance of a Coach who can explain to you the linguistic features used.
Develop a ‘Linguistic Ear’ that is focused on distinct sounds and enunciation: 
Listen carefully to different Agents of English sounds. When listening to an English speaker, train your ear to carefully listen on the distinct sounds of vowels and consonants within words. It is somehow difficult for a non-English speaker to train one’s ear to differentiate distinct sounds without the help of an experienced Language Coach or Teacher.  Besides people, other agents of sounds are devices that broadcast people’s voices speaking English language like televisions, radios, movies, YouTube videos, electronic devices and gadgets. When listening to these devices, practice to be attentive with how words are enunciated or pronounced. 

Please note, that every speaker has a unique and distinct way in producing an English sound either vowel or consonant. Understanding the cultural background and its implications to speaking will be essential. Somehow, many use the English dictionary as their point of reference in learning the linguistic sounds but the speaker was enunciating it differently. Regional differences and locations of English speakers also play a role. 

It is important to keep in mind that when learning English, you need to understand your current location, its regional difference from others, and how people say certain things and differ from other English speakers in other locations – this is a dialectical difference.  There is no one sound that fits all when it comes to sounds of the non-formal English language usage. In a formal environment, majority of people try to use the formal sounds of English vowels and consonants, however certain regions cannot be avoided due to regional accents. An English Language Coach helps learners to train their linguistic ear effectively by modeling the actual sounds, word formations, enunciations and stresses of words.
Use of technical vocabulary, phrases, and conversational utterances:
To become at least a good conversationalist, one must demonstrate adequate technical vocabulary, phrases and appropriate utterances when engaging in a conversation.  The techniques 1 and 2 above helped the learner to acquire simple ways in developing a supply of words and understanding sounds. When engaging to a conversation with other English speakers, you are expected to use and show your knowledge and proficiency level in exchanging ideas, thoughts, commentaries, share opinions on certain topics that are being discussed.  Practice makes perfect in the best option to become conversationalist.  

When you are not confident, accelerate your focus and practice techniques 1 and 2. Practice with friends and family members. Read materials, then discuss the topics, use words and phrases that you come across in different materials. Pay attention on how the sounds must be enunciated. Most people who like to become proficient at their best hire an English Language Coach who will evaluate their progress and engaging activities. Hearing an unbiased feedback will help learners to gain better and faster results of higher proficiency level.
Immersing oneself in real-time conversational situations:  
The best option to learn and validate your authentic sounds, usage and practical expressions and utterances would be to engage in a real time conversations with other English speakers. Do not be afraid to commit mistakes. Everyone commits an error – learn it from experience.  When you come across of someone rude in terms of correcting your errors, don’t give up, ignore the rudeness and don’t speak to that person again until you are better to square of.  Find others who will understand and supportive to your learning process. Most importantly is to enjoy the moments when sharing ideas and conversations.  During this event, you are technically validating your proficiency in comprehension about other’s ideas. 

It is important to validate your proficiency in using the English language in a specific time, event, location, and setting whether personal or in business.  The quicker you can engage in meaningful conversations the better you become as a conversationalist. The more practice you will engage, the higher your proficiency will achieve, up to a point that you will be speaking like Native Speakers. Speak to your Coach often and solicit unbiased feedback about the progression towards higher level.

Majority of individuals who had difficulties in language, business and leadership proficiency became successful after they were coached with actual strategies, sessions, and workshops that helped them acquired the needed competency for their business and personal goals. 

As always your comments and insights are welcomed and will be appreciated. 


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