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Improving My English Communication Skills For Professional Purposes.

Dive: Linguist - English
Description: Can read, write, speak, and understand English
Level: Level 2
Level Requirements: Can read, write, speak, and understand English at an advanced-basic level
Certified On: Jan 30, 2023

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Bety Taneas

Name: Bety Taneas Break Diving Level: Level 1 Number of Certified Dives: 11 From: Indonesia In: Indonesia

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

I am an enthusiastic person and always want to pursue my career to the next level. Therefore, I realized that English is a global language and essential to explore more job opportunities in various workplaces, especially in global companies or even outside my home country. For work purposes, most big companies required job applicants to be able to speak English fluently, and that’s why I decided to pursue this dive. I believe it will benefit me to have better communication with people from all over the world as well.

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

I’ve learned English for years and I will never learn enough.  I must keep learning.  I'd say it took a couple of years to get to the advanced basic level.  It took me so long to become confident and able to speak professionally in front of people such as in doing a presentation or a meeting.  Now, I can do a presentation and communicate well with the participants for working purposes. But I still have to prepare it before. 

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

Firstly, knowing about the specific terms related to the industry I am presenting like accounting or business plans is quite challenging for me, and those were the words I focused on. I feel that it’s different from the daily conversation I used to speak while traveling abroad. I have to learn how to speak in a formal context, terms of vocabulary used, issues analysis, and be more task-oriented. To me, it’s a long way to go. Secondly, being consistent to learn it daily and make a target to achieve advanced English. I have to manage my time well to learn and put it into practice.

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

I become familiar with and enjoy learning English.  This love makes the material  easier to absorb it.  There are many online materials available for self-study as well.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

1.       Being confident is very important! No matter what level is your English, you have to be confident to speak up.
2.       Listening to the radio, movies, music, and news in English. Take a note to write down the new phrases and look up to improve the vocabulary.
3.       Studying English books geared at executives and keeping up with the world’s media. 
4.       Remember to keep it fun and relevant while practicing English.
5.       Join a positive learning community to help you achieve your goals, such as Break Diving.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

There are so many learning materials available on the website and on YouTube.  You also can join the positive learning community and practice English with the members.

Resource 1: BBC Learning English - It provides free resources and activities for learning English

Resource 2: Professional English - Professional English to level up your business

Resource 3: Break Diving - A tight-knit, not-for-profit, personal growth community.

Resource 4: -

Resource 5: -

7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

I did a presentation about my learning experience in Finance and Accounting Department for the job attachment to the Top Management and co-workers. 

I had to do it in English as some of them were expatriates. 

At first, I was so nervous and worry that I couldn’t do it due to my limited English until I started to think positively about doing it. Moreover, it’s a must and will impact my job performance so I tried to be optimistic and started step by step.

Firstly, I prepared my materials with a short summary of what I wanted to explain and discuss. Then I established a relevant topic related to my Job attachment and respective department. 

Secondly, I asked my mentor’s help to check my grammar and formal sentence in delivering a presentation to make it better. Thirdly, I practiced the presentation frequently alone in front of the mirror before the day. 

To pronounce it correctly, I had to imitate google translate word by word.  I also had to be well-prepared for some questions that they might ask. In this, I had to master my topic well. 

Finally, I delivered a presentation successfully in front of the Top Management and co-workers.  There were 3 people who will be pointed to as good speakers on the topic and I was one of them.

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

I submitted a certificate of completion for work essential English.

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Yes, I want to become more fluent and accurate in speaking English professionally.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules, No Excuses, No Regrets.

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Bety Taneas is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Linguist - English - Level 2. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 140

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