Introduction English is such an important language because it is spoken by millions of people world-wide. Its prominence makes it a good choice for multinational businesses that need an international language with which to communicate.
Why is English such an important language? The English language is more important nowadays than ever. One out of five people in the world can speak English. About 90 percent of all worlds’ electronically stored information is in English.
Education If you are a student, it is almost inevitable that you will come across an important book in English. On the other hand, it is unlikely that you won't find an important book or an article that was not translated into English. English is the universal Internet language: many foreign websites have English versions. Learning English will improve you chances to graduate with a higher score. If you learn English, you will be able to get your degree abroad because many foreign universities offer programs in English.
Career The job market today is very competitive. If you learn English you will improve your chances of getting a dream job or simply a job that pays more. Many computer applications exist only in English; learning the language will help you use your computer more efficiently. If you own a business, English proficiency will help you grow it. All international business is done in English. You will be able to go to international business meetings and read international business newspapers and magazines.
Culture Many movies and popular songs are in English. If you learn English, you will be able to watch Hollywood movies in original non-dubbed version, and you will understand what famous songs are about. Almost all international events are conducted in English, from the Olympic games to the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Knowing English will give you an opportunity to communicate with people from all over the world. You will be able to join interesting Internet discussions forum, share your ideas and learn new things.
Traveling If you don't know the language of the country you are traveling to, you might not end up enjoying your trip. However, knowing English is enough to go by in most big cities in the world. All major airports have directions in their native language and in English. Even if you go to a country where English is not an official language, you will be able to find somebody who can communicate in English and can help you with directions. Sometimes you can even move permanently to a foreign country if you know English. Teachers of English are in high demand all over the world.