How English helps me work in a hotel
We’ve heard from Isabella Ceravolo in Brazil and Eydi Martinez in Mexico about how learning English has proved vital to working for a multinational company. For obvious reasons …
We’ve heard from Isabella Ceravolo in Brazil and Eydi Martinez in Mexico about how learning English has proved vital to working for a multinational company. For obvious reasons it’s equally important in the tourism industry, too. Just ask Ahmed Saeed, who works at the Inspire Hotel Anantara in the Maldives and has been experiencing the professional rewards that his increased proficiency in English has provided. “When I reached my Global English level 8, management noticed my progress and promoted me to Senior Supervisor. When I reached level 10, they again noticed my progress and promoted me to Assistant Housekeeping Manager,” he explains, who wants to continue to progress. “Hopefully I will be Housekeeping Manager in one years time.”
Meanwhile, Ahmed has several other avenues for practicing his language skills – in particular, by using social media. “I’m very active; that is one way I use English outside my work,” he explains. His primary focus, however, remains on further advancing his English skills, and that means plenty of study – even after long hours at work. “I spend nearly three hours every day learning Global English…but I understood the benefits. Without spending a single penny, I can learn English!”
Ahmed is particularly fond of TWT (Talk with Teacher). “I speak with the teacher and also some friends from around the world… the teacher listens and if there are any grammatical mistakes, she corrects them.
“TWT has given me incredible confidence in talking with others.”
You can hear Saeed describing his dedication to his learning, and its benefits, by watching the video below.
From: Pearson English