EMPLOYEES’ FEAR OF FACING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER
Have you ever felt that panic when you know you’re going to have to speak in English?
We are used to people adapting to communicating with us wherever we go, speaking English in a disjointed way and with 4 learned expressions. We tend to refuse to learn another language to communicate correctly under the excuse of “no no, I can manage” and thinking that it is too late to learn a language.
However, communicating while traveling is just a part where the lack of this language is reflected, in professional development is where it really has weight. Companies want people who are qualified and constantly renewing themselves regardless of their age, as this reflects a person’s dynamism and ability to adapt.
The expansion of companies and the possibility of running a business on the other side of the worlds if you were in a meeting in the same room, show the communication skills that are currently required of employees.
We have not received a bilingual education nor have been instilled with the need to learn a second language in depth, which has resulted in us becoming one of the countries lagging behind in terms of communication skills.
People think that English training is received in our childhood or during a certain period of time just to obtain a degree, however, English learning must be constant in order to maintain the level and improve it.
Nowadays, companies are aware of this problem, so they bet on training their employees in languages. Online courses are the perfect alternative to save travel time and not miss any classes for whatever reason. People’s schedules and needs are becoming more complex and more factors need to be taken into account.
For this reason, education world is beginning to change. Previously, the student had to adapt to the training offers available, both in terms of time and place where the class was held.
Today that is changing, the customer is king, and it is about time that it was applied in this sector, academies and companies are seeing that the demands of customers are greater and that their capacity to adapt to the offers is lower. In this respect, the advantages of online learning over traditional learning are indisputable, as it meets current customer demands and, despite the fact that traditional learning is becoming more flexible, is impossible to make a total personalization as it happens in online learning.
The proximity of online training competes directly with face-to-face classes, being able to select the professional who best suits what you are looking for, choosing between teachers from around the world and adapting 100% to your level.
Offering low cost alternatives is now essential, and with online classes you save both time and money.
The disadvantage is that when thinking about online learning, people associate it with mockups or programmed videos without interaction. However, the humanization of online classes today is much as in those of a face-to-face nature, classes are taught by videoconference and the tutor monitors the students to show their evolution during the course.
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