In a job portal, one of the requirements for a content writer reads can write and speak native English. It would not have caught my attention if the word native wasn’t there.
I got so confused that I had to consult Google. Google brought me to a website with a query that says ‘Who is considered a native speaker of English?’
The discussion brought up the following definitions expressing that a native speaker of English is someone who:
– has learned and used English from childhood
– knows more than the vocabulary and grammar
– can instantly identify slang, cultural references, and correct syntax
– absorbed the language through natural acquisition, not learned or taught purposely
– can judge if the use of the English language sounds normal
– thinks primarily in English and that other English speaker can recognize
I get now what native English language is. What I cannot understand is why is it a requirement in content writing? If a content writer is proficient in English and can bring leads and customers to the business, isn’t it what matters?
Why would an employer post such a requirement in a global portal? Would it be better if they post these jobs that require native English speakers/writers in a local platform?
I am confused. Please enlighten me.