this is an example when you have to speak professionally.

John Silver

this is an example when you have to speak professionally.

In this generation, students are learning to use improper English, or slang, to communicate with one another. Teenagers are mostly using words such as “gunna”, “shoulda”, “hella”, and even “cray”. The media has transformed this generation to combine, shorten, and change real words. The music industry is mostly the cause of this happening because usually they are the ones that mix up the English language in order to make their music flow together. Students and young adults end up following these trends and not caring for the consequences. This can be troubling for many reasons.

One way this can become a problem is communicating with people that do not speak English very well, they will not understand you because they only learned the proper words. For example, Erika Lacsamana, a senior, had a foreign exchange student from Mexico stay over at her house for a few months. Although the student from Mexico took English classes, it was hard for her to understand what Erika had to say.

“Maria (the foreign exchange student) was a nice friend, but I had to watch myself for what I say because I kept on forgetting she didn’t understand some words typical teenagers know,” Lacsamana said.

This caused Lacsamana to watch what she is saying and use better word choices.

Another way slang can be a problem is that it sounds very unprofessional when people use it. In important situation like a job interview and even talking to older people. Not only does it sound unprofessional, it’s also disrespectful and it makes people sound unintelligent.

“My parents do not like it when I use slang because they always told me I don’t sound classy,“ Jackie Armas, a sophomore, stated.

It is important for people to know when to use slang. It is fine when they are around their friends but there is a point where students have to restrain themselves. Teenagers have to restrain themselves from using slangs in many situation. When they are with their friends they are allowed to use colloquialism (the use of ordinary language with people you are familiar with). But when meeting someone important or new, it is important making a good first impression

“I only use slang when I’m around my friends,” Christian Amador, a freshman, said.

this is an example when you have to speak professionally.