What Are the Benefits of Learning English?

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Cristina Villarroel

What Are The Benefits of Learning English?

English is one of the most spoken languages in the entire world, with more than 360 million native speakers (Nationalencyklopedin, 2010) and 750 English second language speakers (Future of English?, 2011). It has become a global language and very useful tool in the modern world. Although, some people think it is not important learn English as long as they live in a non-English-speaking country, they are not thinking of all the benefits that they can obtain. English can change their life by improving it in several aspects: business, relationships, and personal satisfaction. In Business, English is the language of business because it is clear, short, and professional. Speaking English can help them find a better job that offers many benefits. First of all, a large group of companies are looking for people who speak more than one language, including English, and they offer better pay for them; for the company it is great to have a bilingual employee so they can participate in international trades. Second, many businesses offer to their employees opportunities to travel. They consider all the bilinguals workers when they need to send someone to represent the company in business meetings, which are big deals for them. These opportunities can help them progress not only in their job, but also in the business world. At last, if they know English, some employers can decide to pay their post-grade education, with some conditions, and that will be a great opportunity to improve their experience and have an excellent resume. Another aspect is in their relationships with others. Understanding English also facilitates meeting people all over the world. In most countries, high schools require students to learn English as a second language because it’s considered a “world language”. For this reason, people around the globe communicate with each other in English. So, knowing the language helps them meet...
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