Being a native English speaker is globally useless if you can’t speak other versions of English

If you see international travel or business transactions in your future, then this article can provide some insight into preparing for language barriers that exist between English speakers across the globe.

Those whose native language is English often do not know any other languages. Several studies show that this reality, that native English-speakers only speak English, is a barrier for exporters and for trade.

The author of this article points out that English spoken in South Africa, Australia, England, and the United States all vary drastically and therefore present miscommunications and misunderstandings to people communicating across variations of English.

The author concludes with a call to action; international travelers and businesspeople should study up on English so that they may communicate more clearly with one another.

 

Information Source: http://qz.com/618702/being-a-native-english-speaker-is-globally-useless-if-you-cant-speak-other-versions-of-english/

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