Top 5: Reasons to Learn English
With the constant innovation in technology around the world, globalization has meant that people from all over the world have more access to each other and even more reason to communicate. Whether you’re a student, an entrepreneur, or a doctor, you will undoubtedly encounter more foreign people in your life than any generation that has come before you.
So... what does that mean for you? Well, for starters, you will face new challenges in the way you communicate with others, from differences in language to differences in table manners. It will be up to you to decide how to thrive in this new environment.
One way to find a place in this dynamic world is to learn a new language, and what better language to learn than English? Here are BigByte’s top 5 reasons to learn English:
1. Learning English makes traveling easier.
With 53 countries naming English as an official language, learning English can make traveling a carefree occasion. From reading signs to reading menus, you are sure to be less stressed on your travels, meaning you are able to take in the sights and appreciate the culture of your destination.
2. Learning English opens you up to more career opportunities.
Along with Mandarin Chinese, English is growing among multinational companies, with many now requiring some form of English ability among their workforce. From Tokyo-based car manufacturer Honda to Korean-based electronics giant Samsung, companies all over the world are moving towards English as their common corporate language.
3. English is a tool that helps you learn about other subjects.
Did you know 59 of the top 100 universities in the world are in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand? And of those, 9 of the top 10 are based in native English-speaking countries. Not to mention that a whopping 80% of academic papers are published in English, too!
4. Learning English can make your life more entertaining.
As the unofficial language of the media industry, understanding English means you can enjoy some of your favorite books, movies, and songs even more than you do now! Imagine a world with fewer subtitles; from classics like Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to popular TV shows like “The Big Bang Theory”.
5. Learning English can help you meet new people all over the world.
Some studies report that a whopping 1.5 billion people around the world speak some level of English, with only around 400 million being native speakers. That means you are just as likely to meet and make friends with Brits and Americans as you are with Italians, Germans, and Russians.
Feel inspired yet? Any other languages you think are a great option? Comment below or get in touch and tell us more!