Why is learning English so important?

febrero 20, 2023

So, after years of thinking, months of preparing and days of writing – here it is! The Club´s blog. Monthly articles about riveting subjects, such as “Did the Scottish invent everything?”, “The best non-native English speakers in the world” and “Who hates Bruce Springsteen? UK or USA?” Our blog is a great way to work on your reading skills and vocabulary and get to know us a little better.

For our first ever blog post, «Why is English so important?«

English is the language of science, aviation, computers, diplomacy and tourism. The language of Shakespeare, Harry Potter, The King of England and Michael Robinson. Whether you are looking for a new job or planning to travel the world, studying English can help you progress in life both personally and professionally. Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or of finding work abroad. It’s also the language of international communication, the media and the internet, so learning English is important for socialising and entertainment as well as work!

Let’s look at the top 5 reasons why studying English is so important:

1. English is the Language of International Communication

English may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is the official language of 53 countries and spoken by around 400 million people across the globe. Being able to speak English is not just about being able to communicate with native English speakers, it is the most common second language in the world. If you want to speak to someone from another country then the chances are that you will both be speaking English to do this.

The British Council estimated that in 2020 two billion people in the world were studying English. Learning English is important as it enables you to communicate easily with your fellow global citizens.

2. English is the Language of Business

English is the dominant business language and it has become almost a necessity for people to speak English if they are to enter a global workforce. Research from all over the world shows that cross-border business communication is most often conducted in English and many international companies expect employees to be fluent in English.

Global companies demand a good level of English so the importance of learning English in the international marketplace cannot be understated – learning English really can change your life.

3. Travelling is a lot easier with a good knowledge of English

Imagine you’re a Spanish tourist on holiday in Egypt, while your hotel receptionist might not be able to answer your question in Spanish, it’s likely they will be able to answer your question in English. Aeroplane announcements, train timetables, emergency information and street signs are often translated into English, particularly in countries that use a different type of alphabet. Plus, even if you don’t find other travellers or local people that speak your mother tongue, you are practically guaranteed to find someone who understands some English.

4. Speaking English gives you access to a world of entertainment

Many of the world’s top films, books and music are published and produced in English. Therefore, by learning English you will have access to a great wealth of entertainment and will be able to have a greater cultural understanding.

If you speak English, you won’t need to rely on translations and subtitles anymore to enjoy your favourite books, songs, films and TV shows. Watching movies and television programmes in English is the best thing you can do to improve.

5. Learning English gives you access to more of the Internet

English is the language of the internet. An estimated 4.9 billion people use the internet every day, which is 62% of the world´s population and an estimated 56% of the world’s most visited websites are displayed in the English language.

Learning English is important as it gives you access to over half the content on the internet. Knowing how to read English will allow you access to billions of pages of information which may not be otherwise available!

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English is for you and at Complete English Club we can help.

We specialise in conversation but also offer exam preparation, in-house business classes and kid´s classes. Our timetable is 100% flexible and students can use our exclusive online reservation system to reserve, change and cancel their classes. Students can also choose between face-to-face classes and online classes.

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All the words in the blog highlighted in RED are explained below :


riveting (adj.) – completely compelling

abroad (n) – in a foreign country

to enable – enables (v. 3rd pers.) – to make able

dominant (adj.) – having power and influence over others

workforce (n) – group of people engaged in work

to understate – understated (v. past) – to describe as being less important than it really is

announcements (n) – a piece of information given over a public address system

to guarantee – guaranteed (v. past) – promise with certainty

wealth (n) – large amount of a particular resource

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