This is Rita, a fresh law school graduate on her way to a job interview with one of the country's best firms. Though they are based in the Philippines their main clientele are from abroad. This means that being proficient in both reading, writing, and most importantly - speaking in English is a must.
Rita's first language is Filipino but this does not hinder her ability to speak English because she has studied, and continues to use the language and academic English whenever possible.
Don't be nervous Rita, YOU"VE GOT THIS!
Good afternoon, Ms. Cruz! My name is Rita Juan. I am 23 years old and a fresh law school graduate. Thank you for meeting with me!
With that said, I must ask if have you studied academic English before, and if you have how would you make use of it with us?
Good afternoon, Ms. Juan. Let's get right into it. As you know most of our clients live abroad and use English as their first language.
I have indeed studied academic English, back in high school. I even took and passed the IELTS in preparation to study abroad. I also made sure to participate in various competitions that would continue to develop the skill.
I can say with confidence that my proficiency in academic English will assist the firm not only with handling and filing important documents, but as well as with any calls or meetings with clients.
It is great to see such a qualified applicant. We cannot stress the importance of Academic English enough at our firm. The confidence in which a person carries themselves speaks volumes to their understanding of a topic, and this is something you show great mastery over.
I've already gone over your resume and after this interview I can now say that you're hired Ms. Juan! You start first thing Monday morning. I look forward to working with you!
Likewise. Thank you his opportunity, Ms.Cruz!
Come Monday morning, Rita made her way to her new job and was ready to do her best.
See! All you have to do is believe in yourself! High five, me!