Spoken English

Why learn English?

English is getting more important every day – it is a global language, spoken as a first language by more than 400 million people around the world. It is the primary language in a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore and is also one of the official languages of South Africa. Estimates suggest that when native and non-native speakers are combined, English is the most widely spoken language in the world and it is also the most widely taught second language globally, with English speaking courses growing in popularity year to year. In addition to the sheer number of English speakers on the planet, English is becoming more important every day in terms of career progression. This is because it is the dominant language in diplomacy, business, television, film, music, science, radio and information technology. Indeed, it is the primary language used on the world wide web and is also utilised as programming language, meaning that many careers require at least a basic ability to speak the language. As a result of its increased global use, especially in industry, politics and online, learning English is now more important and beneficial than ever before. English speaking courses can play a vital role in opening up a number of new career options, as well as unlocking a range of other experiences.