Use the Global Second Language® approach to develop employees' accent clarity, enhancing workplace productivity and collaboration
Why Focus on Accent Clarity?
Accent clarity is an essential part of speaking effectiveness in direct or virtual workplace settings. Today's workplaces include people from multiple countries and cultures who use English and other languages to communicate and contribute their talents and expertise to organizations, customers and other stakeholders. Communication can foster improved relationships and strengthen collaboration. In the next decade, over two billion people (about one quarter of the world's population) will speak English or will be learning to speak it as a non-native language. In this setting, accent clarity is an essential competency that gives individuals the ability to leverage real expertise in both virtual and direct workplace interactions. Furthermore, when non-native English speakers understand and respond appropriately to the meaning communicated through pronunciation, workplace interactions become more efficient. As their accent clarity and listening comprehension increase, employees' work performance improves and their professional relationships develop, facilitating collaboration and organizational success.