Friday, November 23, 2007

Chinese Language can Help OFWs more Competitive

Filipinos can be more competitive in looking for a job when they learn how to speak Chinese.

According to an official of Makati Business Club (MBC), after Filipinos learned how to speak English, Chinese is the next best language that they should learn to be more competitive in the global economy.

“Roughly 25% of the world’s population is composed of Chinese descent,” said MBC Executive Director Guillermo Luz.

Luz added that although English is still widely use language in the business arena, learning Mandarin will help Filipino businessman and jobseekers be more competitive.

It is obvious that Chinese and Chinese-Filipino enjoy doing business, big or small, here in the Philippines he said.

“In fact we now have a Federation of Chinese Chamber of Commerce as well as a Chinese-Filipino Business Club,” said Luz.

“China, as we all know, is an economic power. Learning and mastering their language will definitely boost chances of forging international or global partnerships,” he said.

He also said that it is important to have high-level communications skills in business and when seeking for a job.

He added that Filipinos should look forward in the bigger competition in global market and they should struggle to be the best not only in Asia but also in the whole world. And Filipinos should not stop to improve themselves and learn, since language begets communication and communication is power.

This article was first published in on April 8, 2006

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