Real communication is our ability to make a connection with others at a human level. We do this when we tell each other stories. Sure, storytelling sounds complex. But at its core, it's really just describing an experience or a vision in a way that is engaging. That's it. Most of us know how to do this to some degree in our native language. In fact, our ancestors were already doing this 10,000 years ago.
So what about English learners? Why would they really want to learn to tell stories?
Well, let's put it this way. English learners who know how to tell stories can turn job interviews, business presentations, meetings, negotiations and social interactions into an engaging experience for their audience. It's hard to imagine someone who wouldn't want that.