1. Job opportunities
Many large companies around the world require that their employees speak English. English — business language. An English-speaking worker gets a salary by 10% more than the same worker without knowledge of English.
Not to mention, English is great for careers with travel, tourism and hospitality.
2. You can become better educated
Not only does knowing a foreign language expand your brain power, but you can use your knowledge of English to learn more and more things about the world.
There are many great works of literature, science, history and social science that were written in English first. Do not lose anything by trying to read a translation. Instead, you will come closer to the heart (the main idea) of what the writer is trying to say by reading the original writing in English.
3. You can easily travel anywhere in the world
In many places where you will travel, people find English important for their businesses.They need to know English in order to communicate with potential clients and customers. In most hotels, at least one employee will speak English—often, many of the employees speak English. This makes it easier for customers to get what they need and spend their money.
You will find that some of your best interactions will be with people on the streets who are trying to sell you something or who are looking to improve their English speaking skills. English will bridge the communication gap on your travels and make traveling a breeze.
4. English is the global language
It is a historical fact that the economic power wielded by Great Britain and America over the last few centuries has resulted in English being so widespread today.
This has taken a long time, and many good things and bad things have happened in the process. English spread through war, trade, slavery and religious missionaries. History is complicated and it is not always pleasant, but today we can recognize that English is being spoken everywhere in the world.
We cannot change what happened in the past. However, we can use English as a positive power! We can use it to bring the world together, to communicate with people from foreign countries and to understand each other better.
Not only will it make traveling easier, but English will also allow you to know more about global trends, culture and social issues. It will give you a deeper understanding of people’s different perspectives on life.
You will be able to communicate with people who do not speak your native language, and you will be able to consume thousands more news sources, blogs, books and songs.
5. English is easy to learn
Most people think that learning a language is very difficult.
In many cases, it is easier for certain people to learn English because English is related to their native language. For example, for people from Europe who are learning English, they find that English is closely related to their languages. German is very close to English.
French has influenced English a lot.Plus, English speakers can be found nearby in Great Britain!They can easily travel to practice, and it is very likely that they will meet English speakers in their home countries.For people who live in different parts of the world and speak languages that are not related to English, English can sound very foreign, confusing and frustrating.
However, there is something important that makes English very easy for everyone.
So, what makes English easy to learn for everyone?
Availability of resources. Because English is such a widespread language and is found all over the globe, the resources you can use to learn English are endless. There are tons of resources on the Internet for free. Sometimes you will need to pay a little bit to take an English course online or access another resource, but they are often worth the money.
So, get started! Watch cartoons or sitcoms in English on YouTube, Netflix or other English TV websites for free.
Find complete English lessons on fun websites (and apps) like FluentU, which is tailored for the ESL learner.
Go online to hire an English speaker to communicate with and teach you on Skype.
English is everywhere. Take advantage of this fact!
7. English = business/science language
English is now the global language of business. More and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language. The reason why English remains to be the language of business to this day is because historically, Great Britain and the United States experienced massive economic growth in the last two centuries. Both countries rose to economic power, and where there is trade, there is opportunity. Businesses rushed to benefit from the emergence of the Dollar as one of the most powerful currencies in the world.
Pharmacists, engineers and doctors around the world must always learn English along with their other subjects in university. In most cases, their other class subjects are taught in English or come with an English textbook.
Science research is primarily published in English, and most abstracts (the summary of the research) are written in English so that international scientists can read them.
Getting a jump start in learning English can give you a head start in medical school, help you earn a biology degree or it could give you the tools you need to study at one of the world’s best universities for science.
8. Learning English gives you a chance to meet new people.
Well, you will be happy to know that English will increase the number of people you could possibly date. Try meeting people who speak English on a dating site, through Facebook or another social media site.
English speakers are generally very understanding when talking to people who are learning English, and they have plenty of patience. Do not worry if your English skills are not perfect yet. You are already very interesting because you are bilingual!
9. You can improve your confidence
I doubt there is any person alive who does not wish they could speak another language. It is a skill that everyone would love to add to their resume. With a little bit of studying every day, you can have this skill. Then you can be very proud of your ability to communicate with a wide variety of people.
Learning a language is hard and everyone knows it.People will automatically respect your commitment to learning and maintaining your English.Your ability to help and communicate with people will help you earn respect.People will also seek you out to learn about you and your perspective on things. They will be interested in you and your experience in life. They will want to know the thoughts, hopes, fears and opinions of someone from another culture. When you feel more like you are more interesting, you will feel more special and confident!
10. You will exercise your brain.
If nothing else, learning English will make you smarter and keep your brain strong.
Scientists have been demonstrating that bilinguals are able to understand concepts quicker and get better scores on tests. Who would not want that?