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Why should I learn English? 5 best reasons

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Can you think of a good reason why you shouldn't learn English?

After reading this article, you will surely be thinking, I need to improve my English immediately! :)

Right now (December 2015), you can book an English course in London for anytime during 2016 with us at SGI and you will only pay the lower 2015 price!

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So, if you are thinking, "Why should I learn English?"....

 

1. English can get you a better job/career

Learning English will mean that you will be bilingual (or more,  if you already speak more than one language) and this makes you much more employable in virtually every country in the world.

Having a high level English exam qualification like the IELTS exam or Cambridge CAE on your CV is impressive. In addition, if you can turn on your English in an interview and speak better English than the interviewer, you will feel extremely confident.

Think about it - no company on the planet will see it as a disadvantage that you speak good English, will they?

 

2. The Internet is in English

Around 60% of internet pages are written in English. The next most popular language on the Web is Russian, which is about 6% of the Internet....  That's quite a big drop off to second place, isn't it?

Think about all those viral videos from YouTube that you see every month - they’re almost always in English, aren’t they?

What about all the films that you can find for free on the web? When you speak English, you don’t need to go searching around for subtitles. You can just enjoy the film in its original glory, without actors overdubbing the voices…. don’t you just hate that!!!

So, understanding English opens up a world of entertainment and resources to you,  just through a couple of taps on your smartphone.

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3. English is easy

It is based on a simple alphabet and much easier to learn than other languages in comparison.  Just think about how difficult it is to learn Mandarin with its (beautiful) characters and all different tones which mean that the same word can have entirely different meanings, just by how you say it.

What about the complexity of Polish or German grammar? It’s a nightmare! And all those European languages which have a gender (masculine, feminine or neuter) for every noun that you have to learn - in English every noun is just ‘the’.... easy peezy!  :)

At the start, it is relatively easy to learn English (in comparison with other languages) and get to a strong intermediate level. You can make people understand you when you speak, even though you may still speak English with quite a few grammatical and vocabulary mistakes. But you can communicate… and that is the name of the game!

To master English and become fluent is very difficult, but that is another matter and you don’t need to worry about that right now.

 

4. Everyone speaks English, especially in business

Well, not exactly everyone, but it's hard to argue against English being THE language of opportunity when you think about this...

  • English is the official first language of 60 countries in the world (there are only 196 countries in total... And some of those that don’t speak English are tiny, like Luxembourg, Monaco, Lichtenstein and San Marino)
  • English is the official language of The EU, NATO and The Commonwealth.
  • English is the second language of so many people from leading countries like Germany,  Sweden,  Holland, Denmark and Finland.
  • There are over 400 million native English speakers, 1.5 billion who speak English and another billion people who are learning English.
  • If you want to do business in Russia,  China,  India, Japan, Italy or anywhere in the world and you don't speak the native tongue,  English is the go-to linguistic franca of international business. If you have no business English skills you will be in big trouble!

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5.  English = Education

The world's best universities are English-speaking.  In educational league tables,  Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and mrs always occupy the top positions. If you are not a native-speaker, then you will need to prove your high level of English fluency by having a good IELTS or TOEFL exam qualification.

Approximately 70% of post-graduates from Oxford university originally come from outside the UK.

The scientific community is dominated by English.  According to the Scientific Citation Index,  over 95% of papers and journals are written in English,  even though less than 50% of those originate from English speaking countries.

To learn Academic English in London with SGI, click here


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