The Benefits of Learning English

Essay by sooos_87Junior High, 9th grade May 2007

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Many people think that it is not important to learn any foreign language,but who speaks another language can be able to broaden his knowledge. In Saudi Arabia students in government schools start learning English in the sixth grade and it is not concentrated learning because of the limitation of the classes and the books is not well developed.

English is an international language that most people are using it. The well developed countries such as United States of America, Britain, Canada and Australia speak English as their first language." Over 300 million people speak English as their first language. Estimates about second speakers of English vary greatly between 150 million and 1.5 billion"¹. As a result, English let people from different countries communicate with each other. Moreover, it is an old language. It was spoken in the 5th century (Daniel M .Short, 2003).

English is today's language, in particular it is the language of computer and everybody knows computer's importance those days.

Furthermore, it is the main language for many subjects such as medicine. In Saudi Arabia medicine is taught in English and that makes it easy for students to complete their higher education in foreign countries similar to U.S.A, Canada or Britain. But some Arabic countries such as Syria teach medicine in Arabic then the students find it difficult to complete their higher education in foreign countries. For that reason, the country will not improve in medicine. In addition, some high school students prefer to complete their study after they graduate outside to get a good job in the future and to get more knowledge but the obstacle that they meet is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). They maybe waste over one year to get an accepted grade to pass the TOEFL...