Tips for improving business English skills
Here are some of her advice for a businessperson on how to improve English skills.
- The biggest barrier in learning a language is confidence.
We all suffer from fear of making mistakes.
Native speakers make mistakes.
It’s normal. It’s not necessarily about accuracy.
It’s about communication.
- Start with putting yourself in a safer environment to practice. That might be talking to people you don’t know.
- Try to find high-quality English language newspapers and read them.
- Make most out of the latest technology. You can find English language materials online including podcasts and videos. You can practice listening even in 10 minutes to a meeting. Listen to a story for 10 minutes and try to summarize it as though you are telling it to your friends.