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Today more people than ever are dedicating time to studying English as a second language. Many countries include English in their school syllabus and children are starting to learn English at a younger and younger age.
It’s easy to see just how important English is around the world. Many international businesses conduct meetings in English, universities teach courses in English, and around the world, tourists and travellers use English as a common language.
Whether you are looking for a new job or planning to travel the world, studying English can help you progress in life both personally and professionally. You can compete in the global job market, increase your career opportunities and start to meet people around the world.
English is the most commonly spoken language globally. One in five people can speak or understand English. It is a sobering thought that knowledge of one language can help you in almost all corners of the globe. To possess this skill already is like having magic at your fingertips – native speakers of this language often do not realise the gift that they have.
This tendency is influenced by the USA. Because of the prominence of Hollywood in global media, an enormous amount of films, TV shows and popular songs are written in English. If you speak English, you won’t need to rely on translations and subtitles to enjoy your favourite songs, books, films and TV shows, and conversely, they will help you to consolidate your knowledge.
English is the language of science, computers, diplomacy, aviation and tourism. Learning English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company in your home country or finding work abroad.
English is the main language online monopolising more than half the content written on the internat. As well as this, some of the world’s largest tech companies are currently based in English speaking countries.
English is the official language of 53 countries and is recognised globally. This means that whether you’re working in Shanghai or travelling in Chile, your English can start a conversation with people from all over the world. The ability to speak English means friendships, connections, and understanding to name a few advantages.
The number of scientific papers written in English has begun to outnumber those written in the researchers’ native language. In the Netherlands, for example, the ratio is a surprising 40 to 1. For this reason, having a knowledge of English is vital to those working in the scientific field.
We have said it before, but to make the point again, imagine you are a German person on holiday in Japan, while your hotel receptionist might not be able to answer your question in German, it’s likely they will be able to speak English.
Whether you’re a business owner, student or employee, English is prominent in the business world. Obviously, it is also the language of the United States and the official language of Canada, India and South Africa.
This is the understatement of the year, but here it is – a good knowledge of English will allow you to access a wealth of popular culture in films, music and literature from hundreds of countries around the globe. Most well-known and not so well-known books from across the world are translated into English.
When you learn English language in the UK you will learn about different British accents, phrases and vocabulary. English is a language rich in regional dialects and vocabulary and it is interesting, and sometimes vital, to learn different styles of speaking. Try visiting Scotland or Newcastle, or the West Country, or Yorkshire, or Liverpool, or Manchester, and try listening to the English spoken there!
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