7 Reasons to Learn English
Can’t find the right motivation to learn English? Do you want to know why do so many people want to learn English?
Here are the top 7 reasons to learn this beautiful language:
- English is one of the most widely-spoken languages
According to recent researches, English (with over 983 million speakers) is the second most widely-spoken language after Mandarin Chinese (1.1 billion speakers). This means that you’ll be able to communicate with over 983 million people from around the globe.
- You’ll be able to travel more easily
Following the first reason, you’ll be able to travel anywhere and chances are high to find someone who speaks English, too. Meaning you could easily communicate with people in many different countries. Most museums around the world have explanations, guides or brochures in English.
- You’ll be able to understand songs in English
There are millions of songs in the world and the majority of them are in English. I bet you have a couple of songs that you really like, which are in English. If you learn the language, you’ll be able to understand all these wonderful songs! There are so many popular songs that you’ll definitely want to know their meaning. Here are a few examples: Hey Jude (The Beatles), Superstition (Stevie Wonder), Imagine – John Lennon, Jonny B Good – Chuck Berry, I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston and many others.
- You’ll be able to watch movies in English
Some of the most iconic and popular movies of all time are in English. Of course, there might be some really good translations of them (dubbing, subtitles), but it would never be the same as the original versions. From the moment you start watching and understanding movies in English, you’ll never want to watch the translated version again.
- You’ll be able to get jobs more easily
There are so many jobs that require at least some basic knowledge of English. Moreover, if you know English you might have better chances to be selected among other candidates who don’t speak it. You can also find a job abroad. This way you’ll have a lot more opportunities.
- You’ll be able to read books in English
It’s almost impossible to translate a book and preserve its initial meaning and the author’s intention, style, and meaning. Every translated book goes through a log process of localization, which includes adaptation of the original text in such a way that it would be understandable to people from other cultures. Sometimes things have to be omitted, added or changed completely.
Learn English and read your favorite English books just as they were meant to be. You’ll never regret it!
- “The more languages you know, the more you are human” – Tomas Garrigue Masaryk
This quote can be understood as “As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being”.
While learning a new language you also get to know another culture from within. You’ll learn more about the American, British, Australian, and many other cultures. There are so many wonderful things that each nation and country has: traditions, holidays, history, proverbs, literature, folklore and so much more.
When you learn a new language you automatically start thinking differently. Each language has its structure and rules, which requires changing the way you think. Just think of it as an exciting adventure and enjoy the process.