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The Philippines Top In Business English Worldwide
The Philippines was declared the world’s best in Business English. In a report by GlobalEnglish Corporation, Philippines is ahead of Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Australia, Malaysia, India, Lithuania, Singapore and Canada. Ironically, no United States and the United Kingdom in the top list. 

The Philippines got a score of 7.11. 

The study says:

“This is particularly interesting because the Philippines, a country with one-tenth of the population of India, recently overtook India as a hub for call centers. Over 400,000 Filipinos are now employed in call centers, roughly 50,000 more than in India.” 

“It is not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway—the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012—are improving their economies, based on the latest GDP data from the World Bank.” 

In the Philippines, hundreds of companies offering IT, writing, secretarial and customer support services have flourished to provide more affordable labor to businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. These businesses enhanced business English skills of Filipinos. 

We should not forget that Brittons were the first people to introduce English to us. Brittons came before the Spaniards became very interested with our “indio” forefathers. Then came Americans who turned us into brown Americans. Then came collegiala Kris Aquino! Then came Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber! Then came Adele! The came One Directions! Then came again James Bond! Filipino craze over them contributes to the development of our English communication skills, despite our consistent use of regional languages and our national language Filipino.

And let's not forget our class goaties! 

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Good job, Philippines!

Christian is a Marketing Communications practitioner in Quezon City. He is an Igorot from Sagada, Mountain Province. To get in touch with him, please shoot an email to christianaligonow@gmail.com.


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