Have you ever wondered what the benefits are of learning English? English is one of the most used languages in the world. But do you know how many countries speak English as a primary (first) language? Here’s a quick poll:
English is an official language of culture, business and economics. So, learning this language can provide you with opportunities to travel, live in or do business with an English-speaking country. The IQ Blog team have brainstormed the top 5 reasons to gain English skills, so that you don’t have to! We’ve also mapped out the top 6 countries with the largest number of English speakers, according to their population.
Firstly, let’s look at the top reasons to study English. 1. English is the 3rd most spoken language in the world
(based on the amount of native speakers, not speakers of English as a second language).
The answer to our poll: 'How many countries speak English as a primary language?' is 35!
It is also true that everywhere you go, you’ll find someone who speaks English.
2. Learning English allows you to enjoy a variety of entertainment
Popular culture (media, films, shows and music) is still dominated by American and British English. We love to talk about our favourite movies or sing along to our favourite music and learning En