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English Language Facts

Why Learn English?

Nowadays, it is really important to learn English whether you are a student or a business person, English will give you the freedom to travel, better jobs and social enjoyment. There are many reasons to learn English that you have to take into account. You will be able to improve your whole life if you decide to learn English. Nowadays in the competitive job market it is necessary to speak English. So if you learn English you will have a better chance of getting a job that pays more. English Statistics More than 400 million people have the English as their mother tongue; the largest concentrations are in United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand. English is an official language in many countries like Cameroon, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Ghana, Gambia, India, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Over 600 million people speak English as a second language and an additional 100 million people use English as a foreign language. India is the nation where English is spoken or understood for more people than any other country in the world. In many former colonies or dependent territories of the UK and USA, such as Hong Kong and Mauritius, the English is an important language. English language is more spoken and written than any other language in the world. English has an extensive and rich vocabulary, the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words and an additional half-million technical and scientific terms remain uncatalogued. English is the official language of 70 countries and where it is not official has an important position because is needed in many fields and jobs. English is considered the main language of international organizations like the United Nations and the European Free Trade Association. Approximately, 80% of business communications around the world take place in the English language.


Many books, newspapers, airports and air-traffic control, technology, sports, pop music and advertising have the English as the dominant language. In general, the universal language on the Internet is the English. The majority of the electronically stored information around the world is in English. English is one of the easiest languages to learn and to use for its simple alphabet, easy words, short words and easy plurals. You can travel to any English speaking country without the need of have a translator. Usually, if you dont know the language your trip would be hard and maybe you wouldnt enjoy it. Learn English will help you to communicate with relatives, in-laws or friends who speak a different language. English is also helpful if you are going to move to a different country because it is a global language. A lot of educational information is in English; therefore to have access to this material or maybe communicate with other students it is necessary to have knowledge of English. It is necessary to learn English if you are planning to study at a foreign university or school. Usually many educational institutions will provide you preparatory courses to improve your English language skills but you have to have at least a medium level of knowledge.

English Proficiency

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