Have you ever thought about the reason for the pauses and intense need for vocabulary that you experience as speaking in English?...
With the rapid development of technology; reaching someone, a place or a goal has become much easier than in the past. Today, you can instantly learn about events happening at the other end of the world. You can follow the agenda, politics, magazines, in short, everything closely. You can instantly connect with someone thousands of kilometers away and talk to each other.
Quick access has affected professional life as well as facilitating communication. Therefore, if you work in international companies, fluency in the universal language of English has become a necessity in order to be able to communicate with people whose mother tongue is not the same as yours. In addition to helping you complete some tasks in your business life, you should not forget that speaking English is a skill that can open new doors for you.
You may have always aimed further throughout your education life. It is your greatest right to climb the career ladder freely in your professional business life. Working in an international company and getting to know different disciplines is very important for both your career and personal development. If you think your English is insufficient to work in an international company, start speaking English to overcome this barrier.
You may have pondered over an international project for weeks, or you may present your disciplined work for months to people who will come from abroad for inspection. It is your most natural right to want to convey yourself and your work to the other party effectively, but for this you need to speak English fluently. If your English is insufficient in this regard, you will have to seek help from others and it will not be easy to find someone who will take your job serious as much as you do. If you speak English well, you can present your project yourself and have the opportunity to hear first-hand the appreciation you will receive.
Today, speaking English has become a necessity rather than an advantage. Now, knowing another foreign language besides English makes you stand out. You must speak English fluently in order to have an active presence in possible English presentations and meetings in international companies.
Business meetings are always important, but business meetings abroad become extra stressful because you cannot express yourself in your mother tongue. You can successfully get through your business trips abroad thanks to your fluent English. So you can enjoy your success with a small city tour as a reward for yourself.
One of the biggest investments you will make in yourself for your career is to improve yourself in the job you work for, as well as the people you know. Keeping in touch with the “key” people who will get you to your goal can help you move up the career ladder faster. It is very valuable to introduce yourself in the business environment, to include people related to your position in your network and to stay connected. E.g; Meeting the project manager of a big company in Germany, which you met at a fair held in Istanbul, perhaps will offer you the opportunity to continue your career in Germany. Remember, English is one of the most important doors that will enable you to open new doors in business life.
It is an undeniable fact that we live in the age of communication. In this way, job postings of a company thousands of kilometers away can fall in front of us. In order to improve yourself, you can research what job descriptions are available for the position you work for, reach and chat with the employees in this position. Be sure, knowing how things work in the world will give you a different vision. It will allow you to find the opportunity to compare and make you look more critically.
Do you think that you use the dictionaries we frequently use while learning a language correctly and effectively? Is it enough just to know the meaning of a word to know it? Have you ever thought about the details that most language learners may miss when they just look at the Turkish equivalent?
Yes, we are more likely to refer to English – Turkish and Turkish – English dictionaries to begin with; however, as we improve ourselves, you can learn words more effectively by using English dictionaries. Let's take a look at what to consider when using an English dictionary together:
For beginners, intermediates, advanced English, etc. There are many English dictionaries such as To make things even easier, you can also turn to visual dictionaries or dictionaries containing images.
Learn about abbreviations and other information used in the dictionary you acquired. Regarding this, there is a separate section in the dictionaries and all kinds of abbreviations used in the dictionary are included in this section. For example: adj. for adjective
Since dictionaries are alphabetical, you have to go in alphabetical order to find the first letter of a word you've heard or seen. Major printed dictionaries put letters on the sides of the pages to make this job easier, so you can easily navigate to the section with the letter that the word you want to learn starts with.
After knowing the meaning and/or pronunciation of a word and not knowing the spelling, you may not realize that it is a word that you actually know the meaning of when it comes across in written form.Therefore, you must first learn how to spell words and how they are written according to their type (for example, conjugations of verbs and plural forms of nouns).In the dictionary, you will find the types of words written next to them.Words are classified as noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction and interjection. In addition, it may be wise to consider the style of words;formal (official), dated (obsolete), slang (slang) etc.
Knowing how to pronounce a word is essential. When you open the dictionary, you will see different symbols next to the words. These symbols indicate how a word is read. The alphabet used here is IPA, the International Phonetic Alphabet; however, you may not know how to read them because they are not taught in our country and students are not interested. In such a case, the system used in dictionaries adapted for American English may be easier to acquire, or you can get help from dictionaries adapted especially for Turkey. The easiest way would be to listen to it on online dictionaries.
Definitions tell us what words mean. A word can have more than one meaning. The first definition you come across is the real/basic meaning. Because a word can have multiple meanings, you may also need to read the connotations listed to understand what meaning the word is used in.
When looking at the meaning of words, learning how to use them in a sentence will greatly help you learn and remember that word. You learn to use words in more natural contexts, as well. In addition, in cases where you do not get the definition of the word, an example sentence can be a savior.
While learning a word, learning synonyms and antonyms will also help you kill two birds with one stone. Learning a word with its opposite is one of the most effective ways to expand your vocabulary. Even if you don't understand the definition of the word, it may be easier for you to grasp if you recognize one or two of the similar and antonyms.
When you work with all these methods in mind, you will have a better chance of learning a word. We recommend that you get help from the English - Turkish dictionary only in cases where you have difficulties. Getting used to using an English - English dictionary will lead you to greatly improve yourself and your English.
In the English speaking-oriented lessons of Konuşma Kulübü, you speak English in every lesson in classes of 8 people, with an education curriculum consisting of current topics and based on CEFR criteria. Thus, you can express yourself very comfortably in situations where you need to speak English in your daily life.