Language Barrier: Seminar On Business English
Cambridge English Language Assessment, University of Cambridge teamed up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Alumni Association Myanmar for skills development.
Language barriers become priority for job readiness in the recent booming market. Lots of opportunities are being offered to the young people but experts urged to choose the right tract.
Managing Director, STI Myanmar University, Khin Aye Win : "... Myanmar has been in the midst of transactional period … And it is apparent that we are one of the fastest growing economies in the world ... almost all the businesses are booming in all the areas and in all the industries, you name it. They are very hunger for the very highly skills human capital, human talent, and the job nature as well as the job responsibility require them to deliver more competitive deliveries which is mainly in the English where they have to work ... There are tremendous opportunity for them to learn and develop themselves. But they just need to be on the right tract and they have to be coached properly..."
Member, NYU Alumni Association Myanmar, Jessica Aung: "... It is really important that the youth and the young professionals are more prepared to seek opportunities. So the ability to speak English, it will help them, because they are able to do self learning, Because they are just better in the language, which is actually the most universal language..."
Cambridge University shared their willingness to introduce programs in cooperation with the universities for the youth.
Regional Director, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Lim Cheng Pier: "... Not only in Myanmar, in many many countries where English is not the main communicative language, our understanding, speaking and reading is the most critical skills. Today, I will share in my panel discussions, the research we have done with QS, on English at work showing the statistics that we have done in 32 countries over 22 sectors … So on our website at cambridgeenglish.org, we do provide a lot of free resources for students, for teachers and for parents... So we are not really present in Myanmar yet. We hope to be present in Myanmar in the bigger way very soon in near future..."
Attendees hope to cope with an opportunity to advance their language skills through the seminar.
Sandar Lin: Now, an open market has emerged in our country. So we need to be fluent in business English. Despite experience, it's sometimes difficult to communicate and present well. So I'm here to learn the knowledge shared by the professionals, and find an opportunity to improve my language skills to be ready and competitive for the further Myanmar's booming business landscape.
The seminar not only focused on business English for job readiness, it also share how Cambridge will assist in the improvement process.