Communication and information are everything in modern-day society and being able to receive, translate and send further any given piece of information give you the edge both online and in real life.
To fully dive into the world of mass media, and information exchange it is important to be able to use the commonly adopted language which serves as the ultimate tool.
College of English Language will confirm that the tool of the trade is the English language and its widespread use is a testament to how crucial English is in everyday life.
Long gone are the days when people could live disconnected in their local environment with little to no contact with the rest of the planet. We live in a world of fast communication, constant online presence and a stream of information exchange either for business or private needs. To be able to talk to people from all around the world, you have to be able to use the global means of communication.
This is just one of the reasons why knowing English is a necessity, especially in the era of ‘’work at home’’ jobs where you only communicate with your colleagues and superiors via skype. No one is expecting you to be on the master level, but little by little, with some effort each day, you will be able to use English in a very short time. English is also super easy to come by, there’s music, films, online articles, books, and you couldn’t even isolate yourself from its influence even if you wanted to.
Traveling is one of the best things you can do. It lets you see other countries, cultures, ways of life, and learn something new. English is sort of a passport that lets you, or at least, makes it much easier to do all that. Everywhere you go and anything you try to ask or try to say will be performed in English in the majority of countries. To be able to successfully address everyday happenings in foreign countries you should start learning it as soon as possible, and the best way to do it, after you finish a course, is to travel abroad and encourage yourself to use it. Before you know it, your knowledge will improve immensely.
I’ve already mentioned how the internet enabled people from all around the world to communicate in real-time very easily. The same rules apply when it comes to online work. Whatever your job is, people you work with will expect you to, at least, understand English because language barriers can be a problem and slow things down a lot.
All I am trying to say is that you should accept those circumstances and do some self-improvement by taking lessons.
That’s another thing you can do online as well. Direct, online, person to person communication in English via skype is an awesome way to advance your level and gain some confidence.
Social networks, youtube, music, movies, Netflix, video games. All of these services don’t necessarily have to be in English, but your experience is vastly improved if you can enjoy the content in its original language. Sure there’s translation and even synchronization available in some countries, but it can ruin the vision the director and the sound crew had.
Being able to understand the lyrics in songs also improves your overall experience, but maybe the greatest benefit is the ability to read books written in English.