Thursday, October 31, 2013

JP Neighborhood Organizations Offer Chance to Learn ‘Business English’

Many small businesses are owned by immigrant entrepreneurs, this organization is helping these owners speak better Business English.    - - Donna Poisl

Posted by Bret Silverberg (Editor)

Three Jamaica Plain neighborhood business organizations have teamed up to help local merchants who speak languages other than English to brush up on their English business speak.

Egleston Square Main Street and Jackson Hyde Square Main Street have partnered with the YMCA of Greater Boston’s International Learning Center (ILC) and it’s Egleston Square branch to launch Boston’s first ever  "Business English for Speakers of Other Languages."

“It’s frustrating to lose business just because of an accent, and it’s ultimately hurting my bottom line,” said Rosana Javier, Dominican Republican-born general manager of Latino’s Beauty Salon, in an emailed statement.
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