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Is it really worth putting all that time, effort and energy into learning English?

Well, let’s consider how English fluency might impact your own life.

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Do you want more academic or career opportunities?

Do you want khổng lồ explore more culture và entertainment?

Or vì chưng you just want lớn be able khổng lồ communicate with people from all over the world?

English is an important language for all kinds of professional và personal goals. Whether you’re just starting out in English, or you need some motivation khổng lồ keep going, understanding the importance of the language will help you reach fluency & change your life.

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Why Did English Become Important?

English is one of the most used languages in the world.

Even outside of countries lượt thích the U.S. & the U.K., many people can speak and underst& English.

And if you include people who speak it as a second language, an estimated 1 billion people worldwide speak English! On top of this, 67 countries have sầu English as their official language & there are 27 countries that have English as their secondary official language.

Why is this? It all has lớn vị with history và the key is the British Empire.

Throughout the centuries, the British Empire expanded & ruled over many different countries, including most of the ones just mentioned & many more. In many cases, the British forced the people they ruled over to speak English and some of these countries still speak English, even if it isn’t their main language.

For example, why do people in Irel& know English but barely speak the land’s original language, Gaelic? Because Britain ruled over Ireland for hundreds of years.

English may have a complicated past, but it has a bright future. Because so many people can speak the language, it helps connect us in a global world. It can also help you in your personal and professional life.

Below are the ways that knowing the language can help you as an English language learner.

The Importance of English: 5 Valuable Reasons khổng lồ Learn the Language

1. English Opens New Career Opportunities

First & foremost, learning English can help you pursue and obtain more career opportunities. These days, the job market is global—many companies need employees who can communicate with partners và clients all over the world. Very often, that means finding employees who speak English.

Are you job hunting? Are you looking for a promotion within your company? Do you just want to keep your professional options open? Learning English is an important step forward khổng lồ all of those goals.

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The global job market has even created new positions for bilingual people. By learning English, you could become a translator, a language teacher or an English marketing professional for a global company.

No matter what career path you decide lớn pursue, learning English is a valuable skill. It’ll help you become a better, more sought-after employee as well as a more well-rounded person.

2. English Tests Can Get You Inlớn School

If you learn English well enough to pass tests like the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) you can study in English-language universities across the globe.

That’s great news if you want khổng lồ move sầu lớn an English-speaking region or work in one—a student visa can get you there. Or you may simply want to lớn take a few classes abroad. A successful English test will show colleges và universities that you’re ready.

The TOEFL, noted above sầu, is one of the most comtháng English proficiency tests. Others include the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) & the Cambridge exams. Some colleges or language centers even offer classes khổng lồ help you practice for these tests.

Even if you don’t need to lớn take a demo for a specific reason, or have sầu already graduated from college, studying for an English thử nghiệm can still really help you improve your language skills. It’ll teach you the essential skills needed to communicate in English and if you kết thúc up passing the demo, it means your English has become very strong!

3. English Is the Top Language of the Internet

English is the most-used language online, with nearly 1 billion users typing and chatting in the language. If you can understvà & read English, you’ll be able khổng lồ access & enjoy many more resources online.

You can read online news articles. You can leave sầu comments on an English đoạn Clip. You can underst& Tweets from English-speaking celebrities. You can participate in a discussion on a forums. The possibilities are endless!

Obviously this is helpful if you’re just using the internet khổng lồ browse & have sầu fun. But many people and businesses also need to conduct research, market themselves or communicate and develop connections online—English will be crucial for success.

Email is also now a very common way to talk with people all over the world. Thư điện tử is the primary way for many companies to communicate with customers or other businesses. Being able to lớn write emails or other correspondences in English is another important asset for employers.

Whether it’s for fun or for work, if you can understvà English, you’ll be able lớn communicate with more people online or use many more materials.

4. English Makes Your Life More Entertaining

Want to put more books on your bookshelf? Want more options for a Friday movie night? Learning English will open a whole world of entertainment for you. You won’t need lớn rely on translations—you can enjoy the authentic originals.

Understanding English means you’ll get lớn enjoy modern Hollywood blockbusters (very popular/successful movies) as well as classic films from different generations. If you aren’t sure where to watch movies in English, check out streaming services lượt thích Netflix or Amazon Prime Video—as well as free services lượt thích Crackle and Tubi TV.

Did you know you can start enjoying tons of entertaining English videos even while you’re still learning the language?