A prominent level of English language skills is often essential to remain competitive and ensure the quality of services offered internally and externally.
Whatever the sector of activity of your company, the use of the Internet and new technologies is inevitable. In fact, the Internet has become a showcase for companies, regardless of their sector of activity. That may be why many sites are in English.
Most online platforms use English as their primary language. Even the European Commission has indicated that English is the official language of the Internet.
According to the International World Stats’ report, as of June 2017, there were approximately 985 million Internet users using English as their primary language. These include business presentation websites, e-commerce sites (including shopping carts), online archives, online memorabilia (including photo albums), social networks, travel agencies (including booking sites), etc.
Given these numbers, understanding written English has become essential for an employee who must consult the Internet on a regular basis. This is required to understand the content of online administrative/official documents, white papers, scientific journals, articles on a news website, etc.
In addition, many employees need to use English effectively to communicate online, whether they are talking to customers, partners, or colleagues.