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TIE (Tanzania Institute of Education)
Why is Learning English so Important?
is the language of science, of aviation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism.
Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational
company within your home country or for finding work abroad. It’s also the
language of international communication, the media and the internet, so
learning English is important for socialising and entertainment as well as
1. English is the Language of
English is not the most spoken language in the world, it is the official
language in 53 countries and is spoken as a first language by around 400
million people worldwide. But that’s not all, it is also the most common second
language in the world. According to the British Council, by 2020 about two
billion people in the world will be studying English.
it is highly likely that if you meet someone from another country, you will
both be able to speak English. It gives you an open door to the world and helps
you communicate with global citizens.
2. English gives access to more
entertainment and more access to the Internet
many films, TV shows, books and music are published and produced in English. By
understanding English, you won’t need to rely on translations and subtitles
anymore. By accessing these media, you will also continuously improve your
English listening and reading skills.
English is currently the language of the internet. An estimated of 565 million people use the internet every day and about 52% of the world’s most visited websites are displayed in English. Therefore, learning this language gives access to over half the content of the internet, which might not be available otherwise. Whether it is for fun or for work, if you understand English, you will be able to exchange information with more people online and use many more materials.