The English language is more important nowadays than ever. One out of five people in the world can speak English. About 90 percent of all world's electronically stored information is in English. One of the most important ways immigrants coming to the United States can succeed is by learning English, according to U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe
If you are a student, it is almost inevitable that you will come across an important book in English. On the other hand, it is unlikely that you won't find an important book or an article that was not translated into English. English is the universal Internet language: many foreign websites have English versions. Learning English will improve you chances to graduate with a higher score. If you learn English, you will be able to get your degree abroad because many foreign universities offer programs in English.
If you don't know the language of the country you are traveling to, you might not end up enjoying your trip. However, knowing English is enough to go by in most big cities in the world. All major airports have directions in their native language and in English. Even if you go to a country where English is not an official language, you will be able to find somebody who can communicate in English and can help you with directions. Sometimes you can even move permanently to a foreign country if you know English. Teachers of English are in high demand all over the world.
The job market today is very competitive. If you learn English you will improve your chances of getting a dream job or simply a job that pays more. Many computer applications exist only in English; learning the language will help you use your computer more efficiently. If you own a business, English proficiency will help you grow it. All international business is done in English. You will be able to go to international business meetings and read international business newspapers and magazines.
Many movies and popular songs are in English. If you learn English, you will be able to watch Hollywood movies in original non-dubbed version, and you will understand what famous songs are about. Almost all international events are conducted in English, from the Olympic games to the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Knowing English will give you an opportunity to communicate with people from all over the world. You will be able to join interesting Internet discussions forum, share your ideas and learn new things.
Natalia Herron began writing in 2010. She has created articles at newspapers in Russia. Her area of expertise is diverse, from computer science to International politics. She holds Master of Arts in international relations from Ural State University in Russia.