25 Nov 2016
Why You Need to Learn English
It goes without saying, it’s our business to teach people like you to read, write and speak English competently and confidently in your daily life.
But, why should you make the effort to do so? Here are just a few reasons…
Once you’ve mastered English, it’s said that learning any other language becomes easier, as learning English is said to be the most difficult to do. So, if your goal is to be a linguist of many tongues, you could do worse than start with English.
After Chinese (mainly due the sheer population of China and its territories), English is the most commonly spoken language in the world, especially in business and entertainment. The scientific community seems to be bound by the use of English, too.
Imagine the joy of being able to watch films and TV without poorly dubbed translations or subtitles? Or to listen to your favourite songs, not just appreciating the tune and melodies, but also the lyrics and their meaning.
The US and British (English) entertainment industries dominate the world over, even non-English artists try to always release English versions of their songs. For example, would Sweden’s ABBA have been as successful as they were, had their songs only been recorded in their native tongue? Highly doubtful, in the author’s opinion.
The film industry is also dominated by the English language – even though India’s Bollywood productions are hard on the heels of Hollywood, Pinewood and the like.
No matter where you go in the world, there’s a high chance you’ll find an English speaker (native or otherwise), mainly thanks to the Empire that Britain created and, of course, the existing Commonwealth, so you’ll always have somebody to talk to.
Common topics will probably be the weather or football – the English tend to be obsessed with both, so expect to be quizzed on any sporting allegiances – and, although it pains the author to say so, you could do worse than follow Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool or basically any club in the English Premier League.
There are always jobs available for competent English speakers (your native language may also be a bonus) anywhere in the world, in every sector of employment. So, providing you have relevant skills, learning spoken and written English will give you a distinct advantage in the employment race, whatever your chosen career.
The complexities of the language in its written form and, of course, verbal comprehension (or understanding) – think of their, there and they’re – mean that if you succeed, you’ve not only learned to read, write and speak English fluently, but it’s an achievement that, you should be rightly proud of.
For more reasons, inspiration and FREE English lessons, you’re in the right place and we invite you to explore the rest of our website to begin your journey to a brighter future.
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