Why learning english is considered important in today’s world?

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There are millions of people around the world who have taken up English as their second language. There are various reasons for that. While a section of them are students studying in English institutions, there are people who are migrating to English speaking countries for jobs and businesses. Moreover, it is the most commonly spoken and accepted language of the world. It has been estimated that at least one out of five people in the world speak English. Most of the business dealings happen in the language. From aviation, computers, science, and education to diplomacy and tourism, English is omnipresent. So you can see that it is very difficult to sustain in today’s world without a thorough knowledge of the language. Given below are a few of the most important reasons to learn English:

  • As English is the official language of around 53 countries of the world, whether you travel or do business, there are a lot of people to meet and speak to. So, if you need to grow professionally and personally, you need to be conversant in the language.
  • English is a major language of the media industry. If you know the language, you can enjoy reading books, magazines, watch award-winning movies, and TV shows without the need for subtitles or translations. While it is true that media is there in many other languages of the world, it is English that has got the primary importance in all the countries. Moreover, accessing the Internet will also become easier if you know English.
  • If you are fluent in English, you are considered eligible to apply for jobs around the world. Thus, you can open a world of opportunities for yourself just by learning the language.
  • If you love traveling around the world, it is very important that you learn the language. You’ll need it at the airports, bus terminals, and to seek help. It is not possible to know the dialects of every place you travel to. But learning English? Yes, you can do that!
  • If you are wondering whether learning such an important language would be a tough task, you must know that it is one of the easiest languages to learn. It is fun to learn the language and by using the right tools you can learn it fast.

    What are the tools?

    The conventional tools of learning the language include textbooks, classroom notes, and flashcards. There are also some teachers who would suggest consulting different books and dictionaries. Today, English education has been integrated with technology. It is possible to use mobile or smartphone apps to learn the language proficiently. For example, the new video dictionary app DIVII lets the users learn the language with real-life examples. ESL students can watch interesting videos to learn the language. Such an app can help you prepare for English tests like TOEFL, SAT, GRE, etc.

    So, what are you waiting for? Now that you know the benefits and reasons to learn an important language like English, you must look for a suitable tool. But remember using technology to learn is the trend today!

    Lynda Scott is an educationist and a video dictionary specialist. She writes primarily on mobile learning topics.

    Eli Goodman – who has written 294 posts on Caban Destination.

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