Why are you learning English?

Malaysia
July 10, 2007 8:55pm CST
In my country English is the second language. The first language is Malay. However everybody is required to learn English because it will help us with international communication and transactions. I learn English because I love the language. Furthermore I was born in USA and I have known English from the day I was born. Are you an English native speaker? If not, why do you learn English?
9 responses
@bluewings (3857)
12 Jul 07
English isn't my native language but it's is the second language in almost all the schools here and is compulsory.Moreover, being a global language , knowing English helps in communicating with an international audience and in furthering your career.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
11 Jul 07
In my country (SA) we have 11 official languages and it is compulsory to learn English, English is very important not just internationally but also to communicate in my own county because of the diversity. I am Afrikaans and here are the different languages in my country. I can read write and speak the following, Afrikaans, English, isiZulu,Sesotho, in the other languages I wouldn't even know how to say hello!:) isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga,
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@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
hi there, here in my country the Philippines, English is used as the language of trade and industry, it is mainly used in the school as well,that's why the percentage of filipino speaking english people is almost 90% in the city areas alone... I believe that english is the language of the world.. :)
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@JoeDeath (142)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
I don't think we need a genuis to figure this out. We need english if you wanna strive for the big one's you know. English is the number one language in the world so if you wanna communicate if different fields in life then learn english cuz its a must.
@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I love to learn english. We are trying our best to learn english because it is very useful when you talk to foreigners. Every school teach students to learn english. I am not a native english speaker. I just learn this when i went to school.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
11 Jul 07
In Bangalore one can choose the medium of language: English medium or local language. I chose English and it is very important that one should learn as many languages as possible to be as a skill required in the modern business. English is widely spoken all over the world and it is link language.
@scorpio16 (1707)
• India
11 Jul 07
In our country, English is not even the 2nd language. Still english is primarily used for almost all communications. I am not an English native speaker but still I need to know because it is the only language by knowing you can communicate to anyone and every where. Virtually there is no alternative to this language worldwide.
@sacrg793 (429)
• China
11 Jul 07
well, most of the people learn english because they want to find a better job, and in my country, english and computer are regarded to be passports to 21st century and whatever you want to learn, english is an indispensable course and you are bound to learn it.
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
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