• Jelena Rajović Academy of Applied Studies of Kosovo and Metohija, Serbia
  • Milivoje Jovanović Academy of Applied Studies of Kosovo and Metohija, Serbia
  • Nebojša Denić University of Priština, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics Kosovka Mitrovica
  • Ivana Bulut Bogdanovic Faculty of Social Sciences, Belgrade, R.Serbia




English language, language competencies, entrepreneurship, business, education


Today, entrepreneurship is considered an imperative driver of economic development, productivity, innovation and employment. In the world we live in, which imposes increasingly difficult and demanding tasks on future generations, young entrepreneurs are required to possess various skills necessary for a successful career. One of those skills is good knowledge of the English language, as a prerequisite for successful business in an international level. It is a well-known fact that today the English language as a lingua franca opens up many opportunities in the business world, especially for people who possess appropriate language competences. It helps to overcome borders and therefore all those who are interested in bringing their visions to the world business scene must have a good command of the English language. Knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite for achieving business goals and successful entrepreneurship. This paper explores key aspects of educating young entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on the importance of the English language as a crucial entrepreneurial skill. Its aim is to highlight the significance of the English language in entrepreneurial activities and its importance for business success.
It focuses on language skills specific to the entrepreneurial profession, necessary for successful communication in English in the field of entrepreneurship, both in written and oral form. In line with that, key language competencies that a successful entrepreneur must possess in order to achieve communication at an international level have been defined. The significance of the English language in the field of entrepreneurship surpasses mere necessity for performing specific tasks. It pertains to the overall reputation of the company and the ability of its employees to operate independently and confidently in the market. This particularly includes a greater willingness to take risks, significantly enhanced through strong language skills, contributing to the creation of a positive business environment. Language competency in a business environment encompasses the development of appropriate entrepreneurial and social skills, such as leading and participating in business meetings, negotiating, writing business letters (in electronic or written form), communicating with foreign partners and clients, and similar activities. All of these skills need to be practiced within the context of the English language, which is a necessary element in the education of entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur who is proficient in English, both in oral and written communication, avoids potential cultural and business barriers. It is essential to emphasize that language proficiency is acquired only through a continuous learning process that must be well-structured so that its application in entrepreneurship could be meaningful.


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How to Cite

Rajović, J., Jovanović, M., Denić, N., & Bulut Bogdanovic, I. (2024). ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS ONE OF THE KEY ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCES. SCIENCE International Journal, 3(2), 127–131. https://doi.org/10.35120/sciencej0302127r