WHO SHOULD LEARN ENGLISH? AND WHY?

FUNNY QUESTION. Yes, fanny question yet easy to answer. Who should learn English, I think it’s not  the English people (American, English…) themselves who would like to learn their language, it would be absurd. The answer is very simple: it’s rather non English people and it would be very reasonable. On the other hand, an Englishman would like to learn to express himself a certain style of expression or writing,  enrich his vocabulary or  acquire new expressions. An Englishman would also like to learn the history or geography of his country. However, there are still other questions of the type: “Why do foreigners  have to learn the English language? – Why do foreigners to English rush for the learning of this language? And how to better learn and masterr this one?

All the questions surrounding this subject.  I think it has several possible answers to these questions. It all depends on the interest each one attaches to the desire to want to learn English language. And besides, we can say that not everyone is interested in English. Others prefere to learn: French, Spanish, Lingala (a very popular African language), Chinese – as many languages as there are people on the earth.

ENGLISH AS A WHOLE LANGUAGE.  – A question. Why do people want to learn English? The answers are many and varied. Everyone sees its interest. Of course, as everyone has said, not everyone likes to learn English language; but we must recognize a truth: that among the languages that exist in today’s world, English remains the most spoken language. It’s indisputable. Being an universal language wordly spoken, knowing it allows you to be in contact with the world. To know it and to control it that open you the doors of contacts. Today we see, English is everywhere: To communicate in the international business world, we use English and all business documents are written in English.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE OCCUPIES THE ENTIRE PLANET. English is used in all international conferences, in all international sports events, in international trade etc… Today, many countries have really become aware of their backwardness and are looking go fill it. What are they doing? They introduced into primary school curricula the English courses for young pupils. This is a good thing. It’s encouraging. Countries that have not yet realized this reality must wake up to risk of being overwhelmed. Even if we do not like Anglophone  for polical reasons, we must consider, here, English language as cultural tool. Other thing; Too bad, most non-English speaking African countries are way behind to enroll English learning in primary school programs. It is not a question of means but a question of will. It’s desirable that they get up now. Better late than never.

THE ORIGIN  OF THE ENGLISH? In other words, what did they do to make English so international? Yes, we can ask ourserlves this question. Indeed, along history covers the origin of this language. This is quite natural since we know every language in the world has its history and a culture. According to the historical revelations, the English language finds its origin in the Anglo-Friesian dialects which were brought on the island of Brittany by the Germanic tribes which came to settle there. Then, the language was greatly influenced by different forms of northen Germanic languages coming from the settlers and also by the elites originating from the west of France including Normandy.

In short, to know, the English is drawn from the Germanic tribes called “Angles” which gave English, appelation attributed to the langue. In its evolution, there are three main stages: Old Englis, Middle English and Modern English that we are learning and talking today. In other article, we will go into detail on this very interesting subject.

THE TRUE SUCCESS OF ENGLISH.  the success of the English language  comes from very far. History tells us that this success has been propagated in past centuries by pilgrims, sailors, merchants and missionaries in the British Isles in every corner of the globe. Wherever they went, they carried the message of the English language. They spoke more in English than in the language of the country that greeted them.

OTHER SOURCES OF SUCCESS. Musical culture. Yes, the musical culture exported from America and England have greatly favored the expansion of English. Some examples: Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd, Police, Michael Jackson…to name just that. Many French-speaking musicians prefer to sing in English to reach a wide audience, expand the market to earn a lot of cash. –  Informatique and Internet. With the rise of American economic power especially in the field of computer and the Internet, the success of English does not stop to increase. Even if it is translated, almost all software is in English. All major operators are Anglophones. Even non-English manufacturers prefer to publish in English primarily to reach global markets. Unbelievable! What a smashing success!

QUESTION: Will English remain the most spoken language in the world as it was Latin language and Old Greek?

ENCOURAGEMENT. At the pace where today’s world is evolving as whole from the point of view: cultural, economic, political or social, we all have interested in wanting to learn English, the language of the present and the futur. That’s an intellectual guarantee for everyone ans also for relationnal humanity. English language does not belong to anyone, it belongs to God the Creator. We encourage you to invest in this language because once possessed, you would be proud. A real linguistic passort to travel around the world.

That was the “Letter of Winners” by your Coach.

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