Eurospeak Language School

Why should you learn English?

It is often said that English is an essential skill these days. This is true in several ways:

  • Most widely spoken language in the world:

As a mother tongue, it’s the third most widely spoken language in the world (about 360 million people spread in 53 countries). But 1.5 billion people speak English as a second language around the world. So, when you travel, anywhere in the world, you will most certainly meet people who speak English.

  • Language of business but it’s also used in sciences, tourism and diplomacy:

Due to the globalization,most companies are becoming more and more international. There are some organizations that manage all their business in English, no matter where they are in the world. If you want to increase your chances of getting a good job and have a better career development, learning English is a good idea.

  • Language of media/arts:

Many of the world’s largest news agencies, including those responsible for television, newspaper, magazine and radio news, produce content in English. Some of your favourite movies, TV shows and pop music are certainly in English. You could enjoy your favourite TV shows or a book in its original language.

  • Web resources:

Internet is a mine of information like we have never known before. With a click, it is possible to access an astronomical quantity of texts, images, books on every conceivable subject. But this knowledge is not accessible to everyone because it is expressed most of the time in English. Thus, more than 55% of the world’s web pages are written in English. So, if you plan to surf the web, English will be very useful.

  • Good for your brain:

It is now scientifically proven that a bilingual or polyglot has a more complex and faster grey matter than people who speak only one language. Learning a new language allows the brain to organize or inhibit thoughts or behaviours more quickly. Bilingualism also helps to develop reasoning and memorization skills.

  • Fun:

You will discover another culture different from yours. Moreover, English is based on a simple alphabet and it is fairly quick and easy to learn compared to other languages.

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