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English Matters!

Why? Because it is the lingua franca most used by people around the world. A lingua franca is any language used for communication between people who do not share a native language.

The importance of knowing the English language is apparent in the fields of international business, technology, diplomacy, entertainment, aviation and seafaring. Today, more than 70% of all scientific journals are published in English. That is amazing when you realise that only around 4.7% of the world’s population speak English as a native language! (Approx. 350 million out of 7.442 billion). On the other hand, almost half a billion people are using English as their second language.

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So, should it matter for you? Well ...

  • Speaking English opens doors of opportunities for younger students to enable them to reach their goals and dreams.

  • It enables people already working to further their career opportunities.

  • It helps to keep you better informed by reading and listening to the news and watching TV programmes in English from around the world.

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But, what if you are not interested in the above? Why should English matter to you? Well ...

  • It's fun to be able to speak it.

  • You can enjoy watching movies and TV programmes in English.

  • How about singing the words to your favourite English and American songs - and understanding the lyrics?

  • Follow your favourite sport and teams in English? Understand the commentaries.

  • It's easy to learn the basics, enough to have simple conversations with people from different countries and cultures, whether they visit your country or you are on holiday in theirs.

  • You don't have to be perfect! I love the following quote.

  • Encourage your children to speak English from an early age.

"Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language." —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Non-Native Speaking English Teachers are also welcome to discuss building their confidence in speaking English and teaching methods. Please contact me below to discuss or you can book a free Trial video lesson and we can chat there.

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