English is the official primary language of many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
It is also a recognized language in many countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico, and the list goes on.
While anything can be translated into any language, be it by document translation, audio recording or interpretation, to be successful in business when dealing with international customers it is important to speak and understand at least a little bit of English.
In many countries children are getting a first glimpse at English in Kindergarten. A playful way of learning a language.
Learning the English language can be tough, and depending on whom you ask, you will get a different fool-proof answer. There is really no magical way to go about learning English, all that is needed is hard work, practice, practice and more practice, and a good way of memorizing what you learned. For some students, it is easier to learn the language by listening to others speak, for others, it is easier to see the written text and learn the grammar rules.
When it comes to learning to read, write and pronounce English words, the English language is a very difficult one. Check out this poem called “The Chaos Of English Pronunciation by Gerard Nolst Trenité”. He illustrates many irregularities of the English orthography and pronunciation. You will soon realize just how complicated the English pronunciation really is: