by Nirvana Yarger
When you are struggling with spelling or trying to remember all the different verb tenses, it can be tempting to give up on learning English altogether. If you are feeling like that, stop right there and remember that there are some crucial benefits to learning English!
- You will be able to communicate in many places around the world
English is almost a universal language, which means that in most big cities, there are likely to be people who speak English. With English, you will not only be able to communicate with people in real life, but take advantage of travel guides and tourist information that is sometimes only published in English.
- You will have more career options
As we make links with other countries in almost every job sector, the value of having a common language is greater than ever before, and English is commonly a pre-requisite for many jobs. Science, the arts, media – if there is a job for it there is a high chance that speaking English will be extremely beneficial.
- You will have access to media from a variety of countries
Think of how many famous books and films are made in English or translated into only English, as well as a huge proportion of content on the Internet. Although there may be many fascinating books and films from your home country, if you can understand English, you’ll be able to enjoy media from all over the world instead of being limited to just that of your home country. You’ll be able to read stories, hear music, and read news that will not only be enjoyable, but will expand your view of the world.
- You will be able to make friends that you might otherwise never have met
What if a person who could become your best friend happens to live on the other side of the planet? Sharing a language would be the only way to benefit from that wonderful friendship, and English is the most common second language of the world. This also applies to traveling – it is much easier to form a friendship with someone when you meet in a café or on the beach if you can actually have a conversation with them!
- You can have the satisfaction of being multilingual.
Nobody ever said that learning a new language was easy, so if you can master English, you have a lot to be proud of. The advantages of English for jobs, traveling and communication are huge, but maybe the most satisfying feeling will come once you can easily say ‘I can speak English’.