Why English skills are necessary in the hospitality sector
6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Being the most widely spoken language in the world, it makes sense that English is vital within the hospitality sector. Learn more here.
The world of hospitality involves travel and tourism and so having a main language across the world that’s spoken by all employees in this field is important.
Whether a person is employed by a hotel, restaurant or travel agents in a non-English speaking country, you can expect them to have a good level of English. Although many countries around the world have their own unique tourism treasures, they share a common language and this puts workers as well as travellers at ease.
Remember, in the hospitality sector, no matter where you’re working, you’re likely to meet people from across the world and many of them will likely to communicate with you in English.
If you’d like to brush up on your knowledge, English language courses specifically for hospitality workers can be found. You can also learn with books and YouTube videos.
In fact, English language knowledge is considered so important that in preparation for the World Cup in 2014, the Brazilian government encouraged its hospitality employees to sign up for free language classes offered by its Ministry of Tourism which 166,000 professionals signed up to. The courses were also tailored to those who signed up, depending on their role within the sector.
The government explained that this is a big step in the personal and professional development of employees and it led to a trend in even non-sector members wanting to learn English.
If you’re feeling inspired by this blog and believe you have the English-language skills to strive in this sector, check out our range of hospitality courses.