As an international student who learned English and is attending university in America, I am a big fan of the experience. Check out my top 10 reasons to learn English in the USA!
1) Major World Language
Learning English in the USA is valuable, because English is one of the most common languages spoken in the world. It is the official language of over 50 countries and many others use it as their second language, so wherever you go, you’ll likely be able to communicate in English!
2) The Language of Business
English is the language of science, aviation, technology and many other professional areas. Learning English in the USA will greatly increase your chances of getting a better job and amplifying your potential professional fields.
3) Total Immersion
Learning English in the USA immerses you in the language and the culture on a daily basis, helping you learn faster, more accurately and on a deeper level than learning English in your home country.
4) The Entertainment Industry
English abounds in the entertainment industry (video games, movies, music). If you learn English in the USA, you will be able to understand many of the world’s most popular movies, books and songs, without any translation.
5) English-Speaking Universities
Since English is the language of so many countries worldwide, if you speak English there is a high likelihood that you will find an appropriate school and course to suit your academic/professional career needs.
6) International Events
International events all over the world are frequently conducted in English. How awesome would it be to find an internship or job at one of them? In fact, there are a lot of big international events happening in my home country of Brazil (such as the World Cup and Summer Olympics). English language skills would make it possible to get a job or volunteer at such an event and make new friends in the process.
7) The Internet
The Internet runs in English. Many websites, software programs and Internet programs are designed in English.
8) Your Brain
Studies have shown that learning a different language activates certain areas of your brain and can prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s—one more reason to learn English in the USA!
Learning English in the USA will allow you to communicate and connect with so many people from around the globe. In today’s world, networking is a major key to success, and learning English in the USA will help to open many doors.
English is not only a useful tool, but it is fun! Few experiences will make you grow as a person more than immersing yourself in a different culture and language as you learn English in the USA.