Different EFL students learn how to speak English for various reasons. Some examples include:
- Travel – In most countries around the world, English
is the universal language used for oral communication between locals and
- Tourism – Employees of tour operators, restaurants,
hotels, airlines, tourist landmarks, and vendors communicate with
international travelers every day. Spoken English is essential for
successful tourism operations.
- Business – Companies seek out oral English training
in order to improve international service standards; develop and
maintain relationships with international clients, partners, and
suppliers; and increase overall competitiveness.
- Academics – Students who would like to enroll in high
school, university, or other educational programs overseas will
generally be required to have strong oral English skills, as well as a
good score on a proficiency exam which includes a spoken component (like
- Immigrants – Immigrants need to learn
English in order to communicate in everyday life situations, assimilate
into their new home, and to gain employment.
- Banking – Within the world of finance and investment,
there is demand for English communication abilities as multinational
banks expand operations in new markets.
- Social Status – In some countries, speaking English
fluently is a sign of good education, background, and wealth. Speaking
English also gives people the possibility of communicating with more
people and having more social relationships and friends.