An Analysis of The Role of English in Business Fields in Non-English- Speaking Countries (A Case Study)

Shahd Haj Mohamad, Filiz Yalçin Tilfarlioğlu


The aim of this study is to determine the importance of learning English to find jobs in sectors such as banks, education, and private companies. It also shows the importance of finding a platform with a designed curriculum for those who are interested in working in this field to facilitate their integration to improve employment opportunities with limited duration or based on the challenges that might come out. A questionnaire was conducted on 408 workers with higher levels of education, English speakers, and non-speakers in Gaziantep, in Turkey. The researcher found that English Language learning has a very important role in finding better job opportunities in Turkey. However, the main challenges facing the learners, according to the results, are learner’s lack of confidence, teaching method, being with people who speak your mother tongue, limited learning environments, over-use of native language in the classroom, and inadequate learning materials. Difficulties such as time and cost are the least challenges facing them to learn English in the participants’ opinion. Lastly, as solutions to overcome the learning challenge, the education process should focus more on motivation, speaking, learning vocabulary, using communicative language teaching, and improving teaching methods, social networks, reading, and school. However, living abroad, free and private courses, grammar, university, platforms, and family environment are the least effective supports to overcome those challenges.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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