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4 Reasons Why Learning English is so Important

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English is the language of science, of aviation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism. Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad. It’s also the language of international communication, the media and the internet, so learning English is important for socialising and entertainment as well as work!

Let’s look at the top 4 reasons why studying English is so important:

1.English is the Language of International Communication

English may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is the official language of 53 countries and spoken by around 400 million people across the globe. Being able to speak English is not just about being able to communicate with native English speakers, it is the most common second language in the world. If you want to speak to someone from another country then the chances are that you will both be speaking English to do this.

The British Council projects that by 2020 two billion people in the world will be studying English. Learning English is important as it enables you to communicate easily with your fellow global citizens. When you study English at ELC schools, you will be making friends with people from lots of different countries, using English as your common language!

2. English is the Language of Business

English is the dominant business language and it has become almost a necessity for people to speak English if they are to enter a global workforce. Research from all over the world shows that cross-border business communication is most often conducted in English and many international companies expect employees to be fluent in English.

Global companies such as Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, and Microsoft in Beijing, have mandated English as their official corporate language. In addition, in 2010 the company Rakuten, a Japanese cross between Amazon and Ebay, made it mandatory for their 7,100 Japanese employees to be able to speak English.

The importance of learning English in the international marketplace cannot be understated - learning English really can change your life.

3. Speaking English gives you Access to a World of Entertainment

Many of the world’s top films, books and music are published and produced in English. Therefore, by learning English you will have access to a great wealth of entertainment and will be able to have a greater cultural understanding.

If you speak English, you won't need to rely on translations and subtitles anymore to enjoy your favourite books, songs, films and TV shows. Watching movies and television programmes in the English language is also a great and fun way to learn it!

 4. Learning English gives you Access to more of the Internet

According to a report by Education First, English is the language of the internet. An estimated 565 million people use the internet every day, and an estimated 52 percent of the world’s most visited websites are displayed in the English language.

Learning English is important as it gives you access to over half the content on the internet. Knowing how to read English will allow you access to billions of pages of information which may not be otherwise available!

The Importance of Learning English Today

Although learning English can be challenging and time-consuming, we can see that it is also very valuable to learn and can create many opportunities!

Want some advice on fun ways to learn English? Why not check out our blog ‘Is Learning English Your Biggest Challenge Yet? These 7 tips will help you.’

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ENGLISH MAKES ME EASY TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, EASY TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH PEOPLE FROM EVERY CORNER IN THE WORDL, AND. AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER TO DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN FROM NON ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRY, OF COURSE, ENGLISH MAKES ME EASY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WAYS TO HELP THE CHILDREN.
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Thanks for the comment Omnia Gamar! you can best improve your English by studying it at a school in a country where it is spoken. Of course we recommend Eastbourne! Have a look at the courses we offer here: http://www.elc-eastbourne.co.uk/choosing-your-course/ If you can't travel, have a look at these handy top tips for learning English online: http://www.elc-eastbourne.co.uk/blog/ten-websites-for-improving-your-english-online/ Good luck!
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I have been learning English since last many years but failed to get fluency as i wanted. There might be some reason of circumstances where i do live but i want to be fluent in English, Would you please share some tips although i got 7 in IELTS speaking module despite of that i want to be more fluent as native speaker. Please help
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It looks like the English Language Centre in Eastbourne is a very good school. I will check if I can come there next summer. I have to get a C1 level of English because I want to study in England next year. I live in Brussels where I now take a special course at the http://www.englishacademy.be to prepare for the IELTS test. But I don't know if that will be enough. I think I will come to your school, especially in the summer, near the beach, ha, ha !
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Hello, my name is omnia. I love the english language very mach,but i have a problem in it. I don't speak english good. Please, may you can help me?
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My name rothana Thz q very much. These help me a lot for my presentations.
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English is not only an International Language but essential language for interpersonal Communication across the world.
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learning english is very important , you cannot understand the world if you don't know english , so , i creat a english blog to learning myself : voa4you.com
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English is very important. If we know English, we will get good chance to find good jobs? how do think about that? why
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Can someone understand my feelings??? I really wish to live on UK or United States i cannot tell you how crazy i am for these places there is the value of human beings on these countries they are my favorite even the people of these countries are great and lovely if someone reading this from United States or UK please give thanks to God for making you there and love your country! you're very lucky thousands of people are starving to death on poor countries and UK and United States are best places to live if you're learning English I want to study in these countries but i do not have a passport, nor a ID card nor an opportunity to visit my favorite country i am patient person who dreams to be a rich man and live on UK or United States
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Hi, if you would like to learn English, one of the best ways is to study in England! Eastbourne School of English has a strong reputation for quality English teaching, to find out more follow this link: http://www.esoe.co.uk/about-the-school/
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English is the lingua franca of the world. other than this its the language of research. to stay in touch with day to day research in any field its essential to learn read and write in English.
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english is the most spoken language in the world so number one isn't quite right
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Thank you very much to you all for providing such a very useful and helpful information. Of course English is indeed crucial in our daily lives nowadays as it assists us in order to know or understand what is occurring in the world today's time. English is also very fundamental as it allows us people from various countries to communicate English perfectly. Without English, we never be able to understand or to communicate with foreign people.
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i want to learn English
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Great article but it didn't have everything I didn't find the kitchen sink!
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Learing English is very important and also hard to learn for Chinese people. A good Chinese-English dictionary is very useful and helpful.
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That's became true .. share with you all my experience I started learning English sense I was 9 old before that every one in my class use to know how to write and read well but I wasn't good at it all I just loved it and it became my pation all language and special the English language sense that time now am talking it what and when ever and also when ever I went they thought am not from my country and that am Britain 'cause I became good at the British accent even I enter many depate compositions and now am learning french, Moretaine, AbbyssinIan and also I speak Arabia.
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I think English Language is the most important language in the world it is because as we all know it is our international language so we can use it to communicate to the other people...
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I want to know about the importance of english
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I know that english is very difficult to say but you need it to become a worthy children for all your things you need to show.nice!
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yes English is the most important thing to learn in nowadays
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I think obtaining degree in academic is another thing and speaking English language is something else, that's why most of the people having master degree in biology,physics,chemistry,mathematics,sociology but they are facing problem in speaking English language.
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today,My teacher gave me a work to prepare an assignment on topic "Importance of English as an international language" Now i need authentic material to get marks.
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It is true, however, that in the modern age, the study of Science and Mathematics too should be considered very important. Science has conferred many benefits in man. But it requires little thought to realise that scientific principles cannot be understood well without a good knowledge of a language. And, though other languages such as German and Russian are important in the world of Science, it is English that plays the most important role in spreading scientific knowledge. There is in fact no branch of study that has not been communicated in English. The original writings of great scientists, economists, philosophers, psychologists and others who did not speak and write the English language have all been translated into English. Therefore, one who has a good knowledge of English has access to all the sources of information.
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Hello, English is my favorite subject, but I could get the fluency over it. However, I did not give up my hope for learning it. I am still learning it. I am doing my best for achieving my goal. If you are having some tips to boost up my moral. I would like to appreciate you. With best wishes. Thanks
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English language is very important almost use in day to day life
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Please help me to write introduction about learning English
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Importance of English in the field of Science & Technology?
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todays time english language is need of everybodys.............
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hello my name is Rex in my point of veiw learn english is important for every body.
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Why English Language is important in all subjects?
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Hi. today,my teacher wants me write a paragraph to answer the question "Why is english importion to study?"Your articles helps me alot. Thank you very much
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English is important in my life bcos it is part of my culture in homes, towns even in school i used to communicate with people using English Language.and most of all, every subjects in the school are written in English, therefore we must know how to read, write and speak English to success in our studies.
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Plz help me to speak in english fluently
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I am enlightened by the English language. English is love, English is life.
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English is harder but my superSLAM is harder
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WOW English is such an awesome language to learn!!
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i want a learn English ..
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hello everybody my name is volkan as i wrote. i am writing in Turkey. i think i should share something with you. Actually i know if i studied hard, i could comminicate easily and quickly in English. however, i dont study-i dont want. if something would be necessary to me, i could start. And also i have a solution that is finding new friends from canada, usa, australia, and of course england or maybe india by using internet. i am lazy like most of people, but i know that, so i differ others. This makes me self-confident. i know what i need but i have prety of problems how i will do. i have never had chance of meeting native speaker in english. in my home only one language is used to talk. it is very difficult to find people who speak english without internet in my country. All right changing students between two different countries program will be best for me if i can get high points.
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Very true reasons related to the learning english. According to researches, there are around 90% people share their talks in daily english conversation and around 2 billion people learning english at present time.
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English language is a common language. with the help of this language we can aware for new technologies because maximum details in english language. so it is must for everyone and everywhere.
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i want learn nglish because it is neccessary for our life
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Am founding allot of difficulty to speak English though am in the country's premier university- university of Papua New Guinea.. Can anyone help me me?
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English is safe the time and if it is not most spoken language in the world but it is international language in the cosmos....i think that it is easy to learn, easy to read, easy to write, and easy to speak.....so we should learn English language for our better life purpose.....
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Hallo, i am a graduated woman from Ahfad university from Sudan and i need a scholarship to study English language because i dreamed to be a native speaking in English. Any help please?
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ya u r ri8.. now a days english communication is very important and useful at your professional place.. day by day importance of english is increasing...
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As for as my consult about English! English is a situation what we have to handle anywhere and it's very important to get present our impression in front of anybudy , that's why most of the companies wants fluently speakers who could communicate in well english. so guys do just over it.........
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language is the way by which we can express our emotions. English is that language which is spoken by many people. English is an international language. when ever to know what is happening on the other side of the world we get the news is English only...
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English is a universal language and is spoken in many countries in the world. English is the official language of 45 countries in the world. Communication is very important in today's time; English provides the medium for all the cultures to communicate through books, movies, plays, internet or other resources. Many companies in today's time require their employees to be well versed with English, so that they can communicate with the company's international clients. In such a situation, employees with good command on the language are at an advantage. All computer languages use English as its base language, so one needs to know Basic English to be an IT professional. This is why learning English is really important for a person in these times.
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i thank it is not essay to learn, if this is your second language.
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English is hard language but we all suppose to know English .Because we use English every were in office in school. so English is important to us.
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English language is one of the most important language in the world. At this time we could say English language is the official language in the research field, in international relations
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if we want to survive in this materialistic world we should learn English because it has become the language of science and technology.
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I love to learn english .Because i want to get benefit from others knowledge .And i also want to share my knowledge in all over the the world. I think English is the best way for all. thank you for readin my comment.
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English language is an international language. In this time this language is most important for everyone.
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without learning English you cannot travel and read....suggestions knowledge is the key to success...
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Being official language in a large no of countries i would like to say English is the prominent language of the world. In the global market, research from all over the world shows that cross border business communication is most often conducted in English. Many of the worlds top films books and music are published and produced in English. Most of the content produced on the internet in English.
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English is best language of the world! English is use everywhere.
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In that time, english is as vital as air and water to live.
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The points which were given is good. It motivates the readers in all the way to learn this language. Though the people know the value of this language their intention is not of learning it. Hope it will help them to learn this language.
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i think that english is important because it helps in everything.wether it is our project work or anything....
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It is good for the students of learning English.
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i believe English is important because it is what keeps us the opportunity to communicate well with different types of people.
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I was learning English when I was working at the one of companies in Singapore. I am Indonesian..I do not speak English fluently. But I belief I can do what should I do..English is important for us...as you can see at the top word that almost people in the world using English to communicate with each other...English can open your world...English will be having a lot of friends from various countries...this is my experience...the first thing to learn English is you don't have to learn about grammar...it would make you confused...despite your friends will be laughing you...never mind...sometimes to learn a new something...we have to make some mistakes...trust it..
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English is one of the global language, but Spanish language is the best......
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nice reasons used them for my paragraph on why English was important
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Thanks i liked ur points
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I was learning English when I was working at the one of companies in Singapore. I am Indonesian..I do not speak English fluently. But I belief I can do what should I do..English is important for us...as you can see at the top word that almost people in the world using English to communicate with each other...English can open your world...English will be having a lot of friends from various countries...this is my experience...the first thing to learn English is you don't have to learn about grammar...it would make you confused...despite your friends will be laughing you...never mind...sometimes to learn a new something...we have to make some mistakes...trust it..
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English language really helpful in our life without English you do not work any where
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English is most widely spoken; used language if viewed internationally.So English is No.1 International Language. Now in 2014 & English will have more importance & influence in world here onwards. Let it be Russia or Europe or Africa or Asia; let it be Politics; Trade; Business; Education; Meetings; Jobs; Conferences; Workshops - English is No.1 preference by people of all nations - Er. Sunil Pedgaonkar Consulting Engineer- FIDIC Registered;India
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i wana learn english Regards Anuj 9761338739
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Thanks for your feedback lessonup! Aquar Marine you know where we are if you want some help! :-) ESOE
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I 'm to be applied effectively english.
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I read out your points you given about english. I liked your points.
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If you are interested in improving your levels of English, we have a wide range of quality English courses to suit all levels. If you are interested in learning English with Eastbourne School of English please visit our website: www.esoe.co.uk, or email: info@esoe.co.uk.
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I can speak english but not properly pls help plssssssss
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i wanna learn english..
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Dear Shahzad, We offer a wide range of quality English Courses, to view these please follow this link: http://www.esoe.co.uk/choosing-your-course/ If there is anything else you need feel free to contact us on: info@esoe.co.uk
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i want to learn English language ANy one can help me?
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VERY HELPFUL IN SCHOOL PROJECTS
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Hello Nayell, there are some organisations and governments which grant financial aid to students who wish to study English at our school. It depends where you are from and what your circumstances are. I will email you directly and we'll see if we can help. - thanks for getting in touch! ESOE
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Hi , I would like to know if you have any information about scolarship to study in England. I´m English student.
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wow it was really helpful.
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Good english display
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Hi Nona Dorin, To book a course you visit our website and book directly on-line - http://www.esoe.co.uk/choosing-your-course/ , if you would like to start on a general English course then you can start any Monday. If you need any more information please email: info@esoe.co.uk
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I want to do aEnglish course. How can I join to the course?
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English is language of science and epstimology so it is very very important.And now a days all human being need one common language for communication due to globlisation.
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English is an international language
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I really appreciate. Thanks for your contribution given.
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Thank you for your feedback Marcus, we are very pleased that this post can help some people :)
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Its really true that if anyone really wants to get good opportunities irrespective of the field, he should have good command over English as it is a universally used language. This essay helps people realise the importance of English.
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when we are speaking well in English we will able to communicate with all the people on this world although the person is different racial....
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It is very difficult to convey points properly to the listener, if you don't make your mind before speaking something in English. English Speaking Tips
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Some great statistics, thanks for sharing them with us :)
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In real sense of the word, English is the official language of 54 countries including U.K., Australia and U.S.A. Not only that it is the official language of Air transportation and Shipping, the leading language of Science,computer,technology and commerce. A major medium of education,publishing and international negotiations. Chamara C.Perera Lecturer of English Language & Potential Development. ESS - Sri Lanka
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no doubt other languages have there own importance but English language is the need of hour because it has become international language so we should recognized its importance
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Hello Arzoo - come and learn English with us! Find a course by visiting our website: http://www.esoe.co.uk/choosing-your-course/
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I want to learn english
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Yes English can be a little complicated! We agree Arabic is a fascinating and diverse language which is spoken by millions of people around the world, but wouldn't it be great if you could speak both?
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english is crazy language but arabic is the best????
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Hi, if you would like to learn English, one of the best ways is to study in England! Eastbourne School of English has a strong reputation for quality English teaching, to find out more follow this link: http://www.esoe.co.uk/about-the-school/
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I wanna learn English.
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good display english
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