Global organizations rely on proficient English speakers – whether native or non-native – to collaborate in the workplace environment. Organizational success depends on people communicating effectively to leverage their expertise and develop relationships across cultures, often in English. Intercultural English – English used as a communication tool rather than as a national language or culture – is now an essential workplace communication skill that serves a function similar to computer literacy. English is used to facilitate essential workplace processes every day. Thus, all individuals who contribute to the success of a global organization must have adequate English language proficiency.
When employees from non-native English speaking countries travel abroad, they have the unique opportunity to rapidly and efficiently develop their English language skills through the GSL Workplace English Immersion Program.