The Key to Succeeding in Business: Speaking English


NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As business transactions become increasingly more global, making yourself seen, heard and, most importantly, understood in English – the primary language spoken in more than 50 leading countries – has proven key to an individual’s business and personal success.

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While 70 percent of world growth during the next few years will come from emerging markets, only 13 percent of graduates from these countries are suitable for employment in global companies.  The number one reason for this disconnect: lack of English language skills.

Carnegie Speech is a global leader in the development of intelligent language learning software as a service, preparing enterprises and individuals to understand and speak English. To demonstrate how crucial the English language is in today’s international business market, Carnegie Speech created the infographic below.

Key stats include:

  • Learning English can increase earning power of an individual by about 25 percent
  • People living in Europe and North Africa who speak English can earn up to three times more than non-English speakers
  • More than 2 billion people are estimated to be learning English, twice as many as in 2006

For more information, you can view the full infographic here:

About Carnegie Speech:
A global leader in the development of intelligent language learning software, Carnegie Speech prepares enterprises and individuals to speak and understand new languages through personalized, immediate and pinpointed language analysis and instruction. Incorporating the linguistic expertise and technical innovations developed through decades of research at Carnegie Mellon University‘s Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Speech maximizes the effectiveness of spoken language instruction while minimizing training time and expense. From spoken language training to facilitate commerce and enhance education, to mission-critical communications to improve safety and security, Carnegie Speech products are used by Business, Aviation, Government, Education and Health Care enterprises that depend on effective spoken language communications. Carnegie Speech is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Visit for more information.

Media Contacts:
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SOURCE Carnegie Speech

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