TOKYO, Feb 02 (News On Japan) - Los Angeles Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani (29) has been featured in the latest video for ECC, a major private English teaching companies, demonstrating his fluency in English while dressed in a suit.
Ohtani said, "Hi everyone! I'm Shohei Ohtani. The future changes with words. Language changes the future."
Ohtani has been appointed as the brand ambassador for a company that operates English language schools, where he showcased an English speech at a dinner held by the Baseball Writers' Association of America over the weekend.
Entering his seventh year in the United States by 2024, Ohtani spoke about the importance of English communication, drawing from his own experiences. "I've always been committed to studying, including languages, but I wouldn't say I was particularly good at it. So, when meeting someone for the first time, I think using correct English makes it easier to convey my true intentions," Ohtani shared.
Ohtani is scheduled to join the camp on February 9th and reflected on the importance of language learning, expressing a wish he had started focusing on it earlier.