Why is it important to learn English and how to improve my English?
Why is it important to learn English?
Learning a second language is a good idea because there are thousands of benefits you can get through a second language. It allows you to communicate with new people. It helps you to see things from a different perspective, or get a deeper understanding of another culture. It helps you to become a better listener. It even has health benefits, as studies have shown that people who speak two or more languages have more active minds later in life!
Those are all reasons to learn any language – but did you know that there are 6,500 languages still spoken in the world today? With such an enormous number to choose from, why pick English?
Here are five big reasons that learning English can improve your life.
It’s the Official Language of 53 Countries
400 million people around the world speak English as their first language. Not only that, but English is listed as one of the official languages in more than a quarter of the countries in the world. That’s a lot of new people you can communicate with just by improving one language!
It’s the Most Widely Spoken Language in the World
What’s more, English is the rest of the world’s “second language”. While Chinese Mandarin and Spanish are the mother tongues of more people overall, most people in the world choose to learn some English after their native language. In fact, one in five people on the planet speak or understand at least a little bit of English.
This makes English one of the most useful languages you can learn. After all, you can’t learn all 6,500 languages in the world, but at least you will be able to communicate with people from all different countries using English.
It Can Help You Get a Better Job
Companies are becoming more international, and English is listed as an essential skill for more and more jobs. There are some organizations that now conduct all their business in English, no matter where in the world they are based. If you want the best paid opportunities, learning English is a great idea.
It Makes It Easier to Travel
As I said before, English is the world’s second language. This means that learning English makes it much easier to travel anywhere you want. For example, 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 travelers or local people that speak your mother tongue, you are practically guaranteed to find someone who understands some English.
It’s the Language of the Media
Most of the content on the internet is written in English. Many of the world’s biggest news outlets, including TV, newspapers, magazines and radio, are produced in English. Some of your favorite films, TV shows and pop music are probably English-language. Go to any international film festival in the world and you will see that all films are either in English or have English subtitles.
English is the international language of media and arts and so, if you want to access as much as possible for yourself, without relying on translations, it’s the most powerful language you can learn today!
In additions to that these are the secret tips that I have been using during past 10 years in order to becoming fluent in English. I have improved mine after applying the following things in my routine life so it could help you too..
Watch English movies.
I’d possible watch them with subtitles and try to make the sense of the dialogues and soon you will gather in proper tendum.
Listen to English songs.
Listen to them as they have a proper chain and rhythm and try to learn the lyrics or you can see the lyrics and then try to sing along with the song.
Grammar exercises are great, but having your friend on the other side of the world understand your email is fantastic!
The Internet is the most exciting, unlimited English resource that anyone could imagine and it is right at your fingertips.
Find a partner.
Find a person with whom you could talk to without hesitation and then try to have the conversation in English most of the times.( Grammar is not an issue )
I think it’s the best way to improve and some good books can help you too.
Keep it interesting
Choose listening and reading materials that relate to what you are interested in. Being interested in the subject will make learning more enjoyable – thus more effective.
Make learning a habit
Try to learn something every day. It is much better to study (or read, or listen to English news, etc.) 10 minutes each day than to study for 2 hours once a week.
Follow these habits to become fluent in English
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
- Don’t worry about learning all the rules.
- Do the grammar tests.
- Review the tests regularly.
- Surround yourself in English. Put yourself in an all English speaking environment where you can learn passively.
- Practice every day. Make yourself a study plan.
- Keep a notebook of new words you learn. Use them in sentences and try to say them at least 3 times when you speak.
- Make sure you understand the basic grammar terminology.
- Practice what you have learnt in the forum, or in our sessions.
- You should be able to do the tests.
- Just try to speak as you can. The best way to learn is through speaking. Don’t worry for the mistakes. People can only correct your mistakes when they hear you make them.
- Give yourself a long term goal. Focus on working towards it.
- When you learn a new word, think of all its other forms: Beautiful (adjective), beauty (noun), beautifully (adverb).
- Get help! If you don’t understand something you’ve got to ask someone. Ask your teacher, classmates or friends for help.
- You should already know the basics of English grammar.
- You should be able to understand the exceptions to the rules.
- You should be able to easily complete the tests.
- You should be able to comfortably read the grammar articles for each section.
- Figure out how you learn. It can be by memorizing, reading, speaking, summarizing or other methods. Find out how you study best. It can be in a quiet place by yourself or with a group.
- Keep in mind that it takes longer to improve when our level is high. Usually the fastest progress is made when we are beginners. Don’t think that you’re suddenly not learning anymore, it’s just a less noticeable progress.