Why Learn English?
Coming to London to learn English can be a very exciting prospect, but it would be wrong to pretend that it’s an easy thing to do. English can be a difficult language to learn, even when you’re immersed in British life and culture every day, and you need to be committed in order to get the most out of your English course in London. It’s not surprising that some students do struggle with the workload and commitment required.
With this in mind, it’s perhaps helpful to remind you of some of the reasons why learning English is such a worthwhile thing to do – remembering these facts could help you to feel more motivated to keep going with your studies.
English is the most widely spoken language in the world
It’s estimated that one in four people in the world understand English to some level. That’s almost 2 billion people and the number of English speakers continues to grow. Therefore, having some knowledge of English will help you to communicate in many different countries and situations, all around the world.
English is the international language of business
In the 21st century, more and more business is done across countries and continents. Where there is a difference of languages, English often becomes the default option. Therefore, if you’re interested in a career in international business, being able to speak English will give you a distinct advantage.
…and it’s not just the language of business
English is widely used internationally in a range of other industries, including air traffic control, science, computing, tourism and diplomacy. So being able to speak English won’t just open up business opportunities for you – it can be a solid foundation for a huge number of careers.
English is the language of some of the world’s great literature
From the plays of Shakespeare to the novels of Charles Dickens, some of the most famous and influential cultural works in the world were written in English. By developing your knowledge of the English language, you’ll be able to read and enjoy these works as they were originally written, rather than having to rely on translations, which may lose subtleties of meaning.
Learning English is a great way to meet people
If you come to London to learn English you won’t just mingle with native English speakers – you’ll meet other learners of English from all over the world. So if you want to make new friends and learn more about other cultures, all while you’re improving your English skills, then learning English in London could be right for you.
English is a satisfying language to learn
While English may be difficult to learn, the feeling of satisfaction you will gain from learning new vocabulary, mastering a particularly tricky grammatical rule or being able to get around London without any help from anyone else is huge. Yes, to learn English in London requires commitment and stamina, but you’ll be able to take real pride in your achievements as you continue to develop your language skills.