You must have thought about why everybody is learning English nowadays. Ever since we’re at school, we keep hearing: “You should learn English.”, “Learn English now before it’s too late” but often we don’t understand the reason why it is so important. Here are a few reasons why English is an important language:
1.1 in 4 people in the world speak English
Currently there 1.5 billion people who can speak English in the world and 379 million speakers are those whose English is their first language. Imagine being able to communicate with these many people without any barriers!
Whether you need English for business, employment or simply to be able to travel, it comes very useful in many ways. It is also important to start learning early as this is when you can acquire the most. However, don’t be put off by others tell you it’s too late. It is never too late to start a new language or to finally improve on what you know so far!
2. Learning English benefits your brain
Learning a new language is not an easy task and it requires a lot of brain activity. When you know two languages your memory improves, your brain ‘expands’, you understand your first language better and become more creative. These are only a few advantages you can get by studying a new language. 3. English is the Language for International Communication
Let’s start from the internet. How many times have you come across a new English word and didn’t know what it meant? The internet uses predominantly English and let’s face it, you use internet every day.
British Council predicted that by 2020 about 2 billion people in the world will be studying English. That’s almost a quarter (25%) of the world!
4. English will open your door to the world of opportunities
Have you ever thought about what would be your dream job? Have you ever considered moving abroad? Or maybe, you would like to travel the world?
Whatever you decide, English will be one of the main requirements you will need to achieve your dream. When you reach your desired level, everything will become much easier and you will see how your life can change thanks to English.
Blog post adapted from the following sources: etsglobal.org, kaplaninternational.com