Why study English?

These are pretty compelling reasons to study English, no?

  • English is spoken as a first language by over 400 000 000 people.
  • Nearly 1 in every 2 EU citizens say they can speak English.
  • More than 1 billion people around the world speak English as a second or foreign language.
  • About 75% of all mail in the world is written in English.
  • About 89% of all information in the world’s computers is in English.
  • English is the official language of the world’s airline travel and tourism industries.
  • English is the language of international trade. When Asian business people do business with other Asians, Latin Americans, or Europeans, they usually do it in English.
  • Speakers of English as a second or foreign language in the world today greatly outnumber those who speak it as a first language.
  • It is more likely that you’ll need English to communicate with other non-native speakers than with native speakers.
  • In other words, it is becoming more and more difficult to get through life, academically, socially, and professionally, without some English contact.

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