Why is Learning English is so Important?

English is the language of science, of aviation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism. Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad. It’s also the language of international communication, the media and the internet, so learning English is important for socialising and entertainment as well as work!


Let’s look at the top 4 reasons why studying English is so important:

1. English is the Language of International Communication

English may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is the official language of 53 countries & spoken by around 400 million people across the globe. Being able to lớn speak English is not just about being able lớn communicate with native English speakers, it is the most common second language in the world. If you want to lớn speak to someone from another country then the chances are that you will both be speaking English to vì this.

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The British Council projects that by 2020 two billion people in the world will be studying English. Learning English is important as it enables you khổng lồ communicate easily with your fellow global citizens. When you study English at ELC schools, you will be making friends with people from lots of different countries, using English as your common language!

2. English is the Language of Business

English is the dominant business language và it has become almost a necessity for people khổng lồ speak English if they are khổng lồ enter a global workforce. Research from all over the world shows that cross-border business communication is most often conducted in English & many international companies expect employees khổng lồ be fluent in English.

Global companies such as Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, & Microsoft in Beijing, have mandated English as their official corporate language. In addition, in 2010 the company Rakuten, a Japanese cross between Amazon and eBay, made it mandatory for their 7,100 Japanese employees to be able to speak English.

The importance of learning English in the international marketplace cannot be understated - learning English really can change your life.

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3. Speaking English gives you Access khổng lồ a World of Entertainment

Many of the world’s đứng top films, books và music are published & produced in English. Therefore, by learning English you will have access to lớn a great wealth of entertainment và will be able to have a greater culturalunderstanding.

If you speak English, you won"t need lớn rely on translations and subtitles anymore to enjoy your favourite books, songs, films & TV shows. Watching movies and television programmes in the English language is also a great và fun way khổng lồ learn it!

At ELC we encourage students to lớn participate in the social programme to lớn practice English outside a class environment. Activities include watching popular English films, sports, art galleries, museums, trips & excursions to local and historical areas. The programme is designed khổng lồ encourage students khổng lồ use và learn English in British culture.

4. Learning English gives you Access lớn more of the Internet


According khổng lồ a report byEducation First, English is the language of the internet. An estimated 565 million people use the internet every day, và an estimated 52 percent of the world’s most visited websites are displayed in the English language.

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Learning English is important as it gives you access to over half the nội dung on the internet. Knowing how lớn read English will allow you access to billions of pages of information which may not be otherwise available!

The Importance of Learning English Today

Although learning English can be challenging & time-consuming, we can see that it is also very valuable lớn learn & can create many opportunities!

Want some advice on fun ways to lớn learn English? Why not kiểm tra out our blog ‘Is Learning English Your Biggest Challenge Yet? These 7 tips will help you.’

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