•About 1,500,000,000 people in the world speak English. Another 1,000,000,000 are learning it.
Almost all international conferences and competitions are conducted in English. For example, the Olympics.
English is the main language of organizations like the United Nations, NATO, and the European Free Trade Association.
Contact people from all over the world. Talk about your ideas and opinions on Internet discussion groups. Send e-mail to interesting people. Learn about their life and culture.
Travel more easily. Communicate with people wherever you go — English is spoken in more than 100 countries. Ask directions, have a conversation, or… ask for help.
Most pages on the Web are in English. That’s over a billion (1,000,000,000) pages of information! It’s amazing that learning just one language gives you access to almost all knowledge on the Internet.
Many books, newspapers, airports and air-traffic control, technology, sports, pop music and advertising have the English as the dominant language.
Nowadays in the competitive job market it is necessary to speak English. So if you learn English you will have a better chance of getting a job that pays more.
It is necessary to learn English if you are planning to study at a foreign university or school. Usually many educational institutions will offer you preparatory courses to improve your English language skills but you must have at least a medium level of knowledge.