Roger Pugh

Lexis English: Solutions found in translation

Approx Reading Time-10English remains a critical if difficult language to learn. This is especially true for adults, but thanks to our partners at Lexis English, it doesn’t have to be.

 

 

 

Have you ever considered the advantages of speaking English and the special fulfilment that comes from teaching someone to speak it?

English speakers have the advantage of being able to converse with a quarter of the world’s population, to speak to the Queen in her very own language as well as the authority to demand to be understood in every hotel in the world.

Theirs is also the privilege of enjoying Shakespeare in his original native dialogue. The peculiar madness of English kings tends to lose something in the translation.

The spreading of the English language was driven initially by the Empire and then went into overdrive through the global expansion of the American accent and the Internet.

English is now streaking ahead of the pack in the race to become the global language, and the more people that speak it, the more the motivation for others to follow suit. Naturally they’re eager to enjoy the burgeoning social and employment opportunities created by globalisation and facilitated by speaking English.

There’s also the not inconsiderable attraction that the language spoken by around a quarter of the world’s men and women is obviously becoming the universal language of love.

The European Union are currently debating whether to retain English as one of their official languages after Brexit. There can be no greater proof of the world standing of English than that.

English speakers have the advantage of being able to converse with a quarter of the world’s population, to speak to the Queen in her very own language as well as the authority to demand to be understood in every hotel in the world.

One of the profound effects of the growing intrusion of the English language into people’s lives is the creation of a new business opportunity. There is now a rapidly growing market worldwide wanting to speak it.

This doesn’t mean native languages are under threat but is rather an indication that a global lifestyle often demands two languages or more to satisfy both career and social needs. In the future, one language is possibly never going to be enough.

Increasingly, the English language teachers of choice are CERTA qualified. They have gained a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and are qualified to teach students to achieve the same standard. CERTA is the undisputed premier standard in the field worldwide.

Lexis English has a number of centres in Australia and across the region and is a leader in CERTA courses that equip their graduate teachers to undertake careers all over the world. Qualifications to enter a course are proficiency in spoken and written English and 20+ plus in age.

Lexis report that their trainee teachers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and motivations. Their courses are popular with university graduates who need a career to sustain their plans to travel the world.

More mature students either seek a change of career or are finally indulging a lifetime ambition to teach. CERTA courses are also popular with retirees wishing to undertake voluntary work teaching refugees to speak English.

An investment in gaining a CERTA teaching qualification at a leading institution like Lexis English can pay off in so many different ways; a fulfilling career that enables access to a better life for thousands of people plus a part in making the English language one of the strongest unifying forces in the world today.

It’s certainly worth calling a Lexis English Centre for a chat. A career in English teaching could translate into not only a better future for you but also for the thousands to whom you would bring the gift of English.


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Roger Pugh

Following a career that comprised heading up global marketing departments and advertising agencies Roger made a seachange to his hobby of humorous writing by co-founding Political Satire site, Friday Mash. Roger is now the Native Content Director, heading up The Big Smoke’s Creative team and a regular political columnist in both Australian and USA editions of The Big Smoke.

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