English Communications Skills
That the youth of today are the hope of tomorrow is a long known and acknowledged fact.
Since tomorrow is still and will be the rise of a more digitalized word, it is necessary to be able to converse or interact with other people who have great to excellent levels of English communication skills.
Good news for native English speakers, they do not have to improve their speaking abilities. A little brush up on their grammar and vocabulary, and they are good to go.
But for those who are not, and they are aiming for mainstream jobs like being in a company, this is really a bad news. More so for those who live in far-flung areas and have dreams (and great potential) of having a stable job. But, they all say, poverty is only a state of mind and it should never be a hindrance against learning.
The point is, as much as they can, the students and youth of today, should really spend time brushing on their English communication skills. There are only two basic ways to do this: read and practice speaking.
This will really do him or her good inside the classroom, especially if the subject is English. After all, classrooms are really good venues for practice.
During internships, the students will get soaked with their first taste of the employed world. The EOP (English-Only Policy) is highly encouraged, if not mandatory, from this phase on. This also tests the students’ ability to cope in the employment world given its limitations and strict requirements, specifically on their English communication skills.
This is not all, though. There is great advantage in line for those who have practiced or better English communication skills than those who have not. If they were both applying for the same job, chances are, the one with better English communication skills will get hired.
So if one has plans of heading on to a great company, practicing their English communication skills starting from their elementary years is not such a bad idea.