10 Reasons Why Learning English at ABC HORIZON ACADEMY Is the Best Decision You Ever Made
- July 25, 2020
- Posted by: Houssam Hawwa
- Category: Blog
Hello, English learner!
Do you need some motivation? Are you wondering why you are working so hard to learn English?
ABC HORIZON ACADEMY is here to help.
Imagine having a cool superpower that can help you out in many different situations, or a magic key that can unlock thousands of doors that were once closed to you.
English can be your magic key.
Now imagine that you are using this magic key to go straight into difficult situations and help other people, solve important problems and get people to communicate well.
With a key like that, you would nearly be a superhero!
Those ideas may sound nice, but maybe you want some real, strong examples of how you can use English to improve your life.
How Can I Use English in My Life?
Think about a time when you were at your local pharmacy and a tourist needed help filling a prescription. The pharmacist and the tourist just could not seem to understand each other. English could save the day. English could help that tourist heal from an illness or feel more comfortable.
Now think about a time when you were traveling abroad and you could not speak the local language. Have you ever done this before? It can be a little bit scary. You might need to find a certain bus stop or the nearest restroom—quickly! Luckily, many people around the world speak English, so a little bit of English can solve your problems abroad, no matter what country you are visiting.
One day in the future, you might go into an interview at a large corporation and find that your interviewer is a native English speaker. Even if they want to speak in your native language at first, your hard work to learn English—the international language of business—is about to pay off. Talk to them in English to demonstrate your skills, and they will see that you can be a very valuable employee.
English is only the third most-spoken language by native speakers. However, when you count all the people who speak English as a second, third or fourth language, then English is definitely the most-spoken language around the world!
English is really everywhere, so you will be able to communicate with native speakers and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) speakers all around this huge planet. You will help others, communicate with a huge diversity of people and help yourself unlock all sorts of life’s doors.
That is great, right? This will hopefully give you a little motivation to study English today. Now, keep reading! We are now going to talk about all the most important reasons why you should study English. Once you read these, you will stay motivated for your whole life!
10 Reasons Why Learning English Is the Best Decision You Ever Made
1. You will discover that English is easy to learn
Most people think that learning a language is very difficult.
In many cases, it is easier for certain people to learn English because English is related to their native language. For example, for people from Europe who are learning English, they find that English is closely related to their languages. German is very close to English. French has influenced English a lot. Plus, English speakers can be found nearby in Great Britain! They can easily travel to practice, and it is very likely that they will meet English speakers in their home countries.
For people who live in different parts of the world and speak languages that are not related to English, English can sound very foreign, confusing and frustrating.
However, there is something important that makes English very easy for everyone:
Availability of resources. Because English is such a widespread language and is found all over the globe, the resources you can use to learn English are endless. There are tons of resources on the Internet for free. Sometimes you will need to pay a little bit to take an English course online or access another resource, but they are often worth the money.
So, get started! Watch cartoons or sitcoms in English on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu or other English TV websites for free.
Worried that you won’t understand enough of those English resources?
That’s exactly the problem that FluentU solves. FluentU lets you watch real-world English videos—like movie trailers, music videos, inspiring speeches and more—and transforms them into personalized language lessons.
Every video comes with interactive subtitles. Click any word for an instant definition, grammar info, memorable picture and examples. There are also flashcards and fun quizzes built into every video.
As you watch, FluentU remembers what you’ve learned and suggests more videos and examples for you based on that information.
This way, you learn new vocabulary naturally while absorbing English the way native speakers really use it. Plus, you can practice anytime, anywhere with the FluentU mobile apps for iOS and Android.
For additional personalized English resources, you can even go online to hire an English speaker to communicate with and teach you on Skype.
English is everywhere. Take advantage of this fact!
2. You can find more job opportunities
Many large companies around the world require that their employees speak English. In some cases, these companies are requiring their workers to only use English.
As the world becomes more global (better connected), it is only natural that big businesses will want and need to communicate more. Right now, everyone is trying to learn and communicate with English. English is becoming the common language that people from different countries and cultures can use to communicate with one another.
3. You can become better educated
Not only does knowing a foreign language expand your brain power, but you can use your knowledge of English to learn more and more things about the world.
These days it is relatively easy to take an English class. Whether you take this class online, on Skype or in the classroom, there are many options out there.
But here is a new idea for you: Have you ever considered trying to take a class about a specific subject in English?
Imagine all of the things you could learn by taking an American history class from an American, a math class from an Australian or an English literature class from a British teacher?
This kind of class, taught completely in English, will let you learn about culture, intonation, body language, vocabulary and slang while also learning about an interesting subject like history, math or anything else that you personally love to study!
4. You can easily travel anywhere in the world
I am a native English speaker and I have traveled to many places in the world. Communication has almost never been a problem for me, because people all around the world speak English. I have been able to speak English in every country I have visited. While learning a few words in the local language is always a good idea—it is polite and shows respect—English will help you with the details of travel.
5. You will know the global language
We cannot change what happened in the past. However, we can use English as a positive power! We can use it to bring the world together, to communicate with people from foreign countries and to understand each other better.
6. You will learn about culture
Language and culture cannot be separated. Language is culture, and culture is language. Simply said, knowing English will give you a better understanding of people who live in English-speaking countries. Knowing the English language gives you more insight into how people think, live and work.
7. You can improve your understanding of science
English is the language of science.
If you want to learn, publish or speak with authority in the sciences, you must learn English.
Pharmacists, engineers and doctors around the world must always learn English along with their other subjects in university. In most cases, their other class subjects are taught in English or come with an English textbook.
8. You can date more people
Okay. Maybe getting a great, romantic date is all the motivation you need.
Well, you will be happy to know that English will increase the number of people you could possibly date. Try meeting people who speak English on a dating site, through Facebook or another social media site.
English speakers are generally very understanding when talking to people who are learning English, and they have plenty of patience. Do not worry if your English skills are not perfect yet. You are already very interesting because you are bilingual!
9. You can improve your confidence
I doubt there is any person alive who does not wish they could speak another language. It is a skill that everyone would love to add to their resume. With a little bit of studying every day, you can have this skill. Then you can be very proud of your ability to communicate with a wide variety of people.
10. You will exercise your brain
If nothing else, learning English will make you smarter and keep your brain strong.
So, be smarter, more confident and helpful, get a job and date more.
That sounds good, right?
English is one key that unlocks a world of possibility.