Majority of employers in the UAE and GCC are looking for well articulated individuals that will be able to easily communicate with clients, colleagues, management and officials. Currently, majority of individuals in the region are stuck within the general bounds of the English language, communication for most expatriate and residents are in appalling language shape.
Regardless of the job type, everyone needs to be able to communicate through both writing and oral communication. Individuals that communicate well use a diverse choice of words and think before they speak, so their sentences come out flawless, devoid of stutters or the infamous “uh” or “like”.
Well, it is not necessary for you to become a novelist to improve your language abilities, all you need to do is widen your vocabulary and implement wit to your sentence structures. Dubai is a modern and sophisticated place, full of culture and opportunity and communicating in the English language is the tool of choice for doing business.
Unfortunately, working professionals have a tendency to write and converse in the same bleak manner, with no confidence in their speech, attempting to fragment popular sayings together which materialize into incoherent chatter.
To fix this horrible habit of botched English, I propose simple language workouts which will quickly whip you into shape for Dubai employers or so you can astound your current employers by tactfully selecting words and punctuation while preparing what you want to say. These word selection exercises should be employed daily to tone and nurture your vital tool of communication.
Quick Language Workouts:
• Listen to a well recognized news radio station and watch television shows and movies with impeccable dialogue. Other entertaining ways of improving your vocabulary and wit is by attending theatre productions and watching British television which still maintain well structured sentences and enunciation in their dialogue.
• You can also increase your vocabulary knowledge by signing up for free to well known dictionary websites. These websites will send you a “new word of the day” with a thorough description concerning its meaning and origins.
• Go to the library or the bookstore and replenish your mind with a wide range of interests. This exercise will assist in discarding your native dialect and industry jargon out of your speech. Make sure to read through an assortment of genres in order to pick up words and concepts not widely used.
• Interact with a mixture of people to hear the way they speak and listen to their opinions. By doing this, you will be able to improve on the way you speak, by picking out their flaws, as well as formulating your own opinions about issues being discussed and familiarizing yourself with what is going on in the region around you.
Wherever you go, you will end up adopting with the vernaculars of that region, both constructive and dim–witted lingo. The solution is to take time to refresh yourself with the aforementioned exercises and you will instantaneously find yourself speaking with more poise, coherence and wit. You will definitely reap the rewards of these effortless exercises when your colleagues and superiors are floored by your new capabilities.