We want you to feel confident in all that you do. If you are bilingual, this includes being comfortable talking in English. Whether you are speaking to customers or staff, your voice should be heard. English Under the Arches® can help.
With the support of English Under the Arches, you can improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
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English Under the Arches is available to both crew and managers. To participate, you must:
Depending on your current English skills and needs, we offer:
Are you a Supervisor or Owner/Operator with employees who could benefit from improved English speaking skills? Get started in a couple easy steps!
Lea Cagadas, a McDonald’s Swing Manager in Honolulu, used English Under the Arches to improve her ability to speak English and provide feedback to her crew members during performance reviews. “Attending English Under the Arches was very beneficial for me with having English as my second language.” The program helped Lea find the right words to inspire and motivate her crew members. “With the knowledge I gained from English Under the Arches, it not only improved how I speak but also made me better at handling the People Department.” As a result, Lea earned an “I’m Lovin’ It” Manager award for 2015 and an offer to become a DM1. “After having 3 kids and only finishing high school, I had never planned on going to college - but English Under the Arches inspired me to go back to school and get a degree. I’ve enrolled and got admitted at a community college!”
Clemente Lopez was born in Mexico City. He started working for McDonald's in 2013 in Piscataway NJ, for Owner/Operator Dave Singelyn TSG. Clemente started his career as a maintenance person, and English was not his primary language, so he enrolled in English Under the Arches. He was so passionate about his job that he quickly became a Shift Manager then Department Manager and then General manager. EUA helped him develop his communication skills at the workplace and in his personal life. Clemente continues growing, and he encourages other to join the program in our McFamily.