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There are thousands of people who wish to learn English around the world who are not sure how to go about doing so for various reasons and circumstances.
Here you will find information to help you decide, which focuses on learning English online and how to learn English conversation including other topics relating to the English language which I hope will help you.
Many people have tried learning English and have failed for various reasons so my purpose here is to help you find a source for learning English online and to help in any way I can. Please feel free to contact me by clicking on ‘Contact Me’ on the menu if you have any questions, I will do my best to assist you.
❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞
:: Reasons to Learn the English Language
Before breaking into the information about studying English online it would, I think, be useful to provide a few facts about English and some good reasons to study English online.
Approximate number of English speakers in the world: 1.3 billion
The most spoken language in the world, not surprisingly, is Mandarin with 1billion+ speakers who are based on the most populated country in the world, namely China
While English doesn’t have the most speakers, it is the official language of more countries than any other language and is the 2nd most spoken language in the world. Its speakers come from all around the world including, of course, America and England and to name a few others New Zealand, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Singapore and Canada.
:: Personal benefits for you to Learn English
Learning to speak English may be the best thing you can do.
Having learnt English, you will have access to information that other people can’t get access to because they do not speak English. You will be able to communicate with English speaking people verbally and write letters.
Improve opportunities for your career.
You can achieve all this if you speak English well and learn English as a second language (ESL).
You probably realise this which is why you have come to this website to find out how you can learn English online.
For those in doubt who are reading the content of this website who are not sure whether to embark on learning/studying English online I hope that what you find on this website will help you to decide.
::Expand your Knowledge
Whatever your interest, be it news, music, computers, health, the business world, fashion or sports you can gain knowledge today, as you no doubt know, from the Internet, television, and the press any hour of the day all of which gives you unlimited knowledge. However, a very very high proportion of the knowledge is written in English.
Here are some examples if you have a degree of knowledge of English:-
- Many pages on the Web, just over a billion (1,000,000,000) pages, of information from Just one language namely English can give you access to a tremendous amount of knowledge online.
- Books — you can read about whatever your interest is in English.
- Most well known English newspapers and magazines can be bought in major cities and airports around the world, for example, the Times, Daily Telegraph, Newsweek, Herald Tribune.
- In science, English is the principal language used in the world of science.
- One can watch international news networks on television in most major cities around the world, for example, CNN, BBC World News, Bloomberg, Sky, Fox News etc.
::Communicating with People
A significantly important reason to learn English is to be able to communicate in English.
Frequently English is the preferred language to communicate in many parts of the world.
- Over 1.3 billion people in the world speak English. Thousands/millions are learning English every day, many of whom are in China as the Chinese recognise the importance of being able to speak English.
- Over 50%, of letters and business documents, are written in English
- International conferences are usually conducted in English.
- English is the primary language used by international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union and NATO.
- English is the language most used by diplomats and politicians when communicating between one another.
If you travel you will be able to ask questions, have discussions with English speaking people in many English-speaking countries in the world.
Speaking and writing English as a second language (ESL) will enable you to include this in your CV and provide you with opportunities to improve your career through seeking a better job that will no doubt have a higher salary for example in the world of international business.
Additionally speaking and understanding English will be beneficial if you are or wish to be involved with computer science, genetics, medicine, accounting or engineering for example as these areas of work are often focused around the English language. as indeed international business is.
In terms of computer science and software many of the software applications and code is written in English, for example Word, Excel, Sage, SAP, Oracle which again will enhance your chances for a higher paid job although it is recognised that some software applications have been translated from English into other languages, sometimes badly!!!
So to conclude, as it is said in a very old English proverb “The world is your oyster“
::How to Learn English Online
If you wish to learn and study English, rather than going to a local school or college, why not use the wonders of modern technology by learning English online at home and/or on your iPhone or iPad all of which is a fun and convenient way of learning English where you are able to learn at your own speed and wherever you are.
Learn English Online and have the flexibility when and how you choose to do so.
If you have started learning English – what was or is the most difficult part for you? Do please let us know in the comments below or if you have any other comment please feel free to do so, I would be very pleased to hear from you.
Thank you again for visiting this website.
Best wishes in your learning experience.