Have you ever heard of Esperanto?
If you haven’t, here’s a quick explanation:
Created in 1887, Esperanto is an “artificial language”, specifically created to be the international language of politics, science, and business.
Of course, nowadays we simply use English instead!
With a total of 1.75 billion speakers all over the world, English is the undisputed global language of computing, aviation and increasingly, of business.
As such, speaking the English language fluently provides you a competitive edge in the job market – especially as business becomes increasingly international.
Here at Academia, our goal is to ensure students feel ready to take on the world!
That’s why we offer such a diverse range of English courses in Melbourne and Brisbane to help you get ahead!
English as the global language of business
At Academia, we provide English language courses for many international students who are studying and living in Melbourne or Brisbane.
Their reasons for seeking to improve their English are varied:
- Some have an Australian citizenship exam coming up
- Others want to emigrate to Australia and start working here
- Some are here because they simply want to learn!
In many cases however, it’s because our students want to take their careers to the next level.
A career at a multinational business. Overseas clients and partners. Industries where the terminology is based on English.
Whatever the reason, English language skills are a vital asset for your continuing career development.
Here’s how studying English can help you…
1) Stand out in interviews with a strong grasp of the English language
Applying for jobs and attending interviews can be difficult – especially when dozens of applications are received!
You need some skill or attribute to help you stand out from the crowd. Something that will prove useful in the workplace.
English fluency might be just what you need!
If the competition is fierce in your home country, English language skills may be a critical feature that stands out on your job application.
2) Communicate better in the international language of business
An important customer, client or partner might hail from a different country.
Perhaps you’re aiming for a career with a multinational, where your coworkers may come from all over the world.
It could simply be that your boss is an English-speaker, and feels more comfortable with that.
Needless to say, communicating in these instances can be difficult without a common language.
Since English is so widely taught however, you will be able to communicate with your colleagues and workmates using your own English skills!
Not to mention, if you intend on finding work in Australia, it should go without saying that English fluency is essential!
3) Some industries require English as a language
Aviation. IT and development. Tourism. E-commerce. What do all of these have in common?
The answer: English is essential for each of them!
Why is that?
- International standards make English mandatory (aviation, shipping)
- Jargon and technical language are based on English (IT, science and research)
- Many of the people you interact with will be English-speakers (tourism, e-commerce)
In certain industries and professions, English isn’t optional.
So if you’re interested in a career in certain industries, you’ll want to brush up on your fluency by enrolling in an English course.
Enrol in Academia’s English courses in Melbourne and Brisbane!
The best way to learn a second language is to immerse yourself in it.
Using your second language every day, in real-life scenarios, really does force you to get better at it!
Immersing yourself in an English speaking culture is exactly why so many students choose to study English in Melbourne and Brisbane with Academia.
While living overseas may give you a working knowledge of the English language, if you want to succeed in business, you may need a higher level of English skill.
In particular, certain international English tests such as IELTS test based on more formal English, and have much stricter requirements than everyday conversation.
At Academia, we’ve received recognition for our wide range of English language classes.
General English (GE)
Our General English course covers elements like pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.
This course is perfect for beginners; a great entry into the English language.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Planning to undergo further study in Australia?
Universities often require a higher level of English skill, and often use more advanced language, which you will have to learn!
English for Academic Purposes is tailored for overseas students in Australia, and is geared towards providing the necessary vocabulary, grammar and syntax to be accepted in and thrive in an Australian institution or university.
English for IELTS Preparation
The IELTS test is one of the most widely-recognised English-language tests, and is a requirement for many visa applications.
Get the best possible outcome with Academia’s English for IELTS Preparation course.
Find out more information about our English courses or please contact us if you have any further questions.
Study English in Melbourne and Brisbane with Academia!
Luckily, as English is one of the world’s most widely-spoken languages, it’s also one of the most widely taught!
Want to know more about Academia’s English courses?
Give us a call – our friendly team is happy to chat!