martes, 25 de junio de 2013

The importance of knowing English in a globalized world

Speaking English has changed from being an alternative to being an essential requirement if we want to get a job, whether we want to work in our country or abroad.
Nowadays English is the most spread and spoken language in the world. More than 350 millions of people speak it as mother tongue, while the British Government thinks that at the end of the year 2014 more than 2000 million people will be studying it as a second or foreign language. Taking into account these figures we calculate that in a decade 3000 million people would be studying English what would mean that the half of the planet will speak English.
The importance of English is obvious even in the personal field, since almost the 80% of the information stored electronically is in English and of all the Internet users more than 30 million of them communicate using the language spoken by Shakespeare.
So that, given the significance of this language in the world now it is time for English teachers and education ministry to motivate people and above all youngsters and children to study one of the languages which will open the doors of success when they will start looking for a job.