To have another language is to possess a second soul – Charlemagne
Learning English is important and people all over the world decide to study it as a second language. Many countries include English as a second language in their school syllabus and children start learning English at a young age. It is, in fact, the most commonly spoken language in the world – one out of five people can speak or at least understand English, it is the official language of 53 countries and is spoken as a first language by around 400 million people around the world!
As English is the language of science, aviation, computers, diplomacy and tourism, knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or of finding work abroad. And since English is spoken in so many different countries there are thousands of schools around the world that offer programmes in English. If you speak English, there are lots of opportunities for you to find an appropriate school and course to suit your academic needs.
And most important of all, learning and speaking English is fun! By learning English, you will also learn about other cultures. Few experiences will make you grow as a person more than learning the values, habits and way of life in a culture that is different from yours.