Why learn English in 2015?
We all know that English is the international language, but there are many other great reasons to learn English this year..
It is no secret that English is the language of the internet. Of all the languages used on the internet, English is the overwhelming favourite.
A study made by W3Techs showed that in April 2013, almost 55% of the most visited websites used English as their content language. Although, the number of non-English pages is rapidly expanding. According to Alexandru Rotaru, the use of English online increased by around 281% from 2001 to 2011, a lower rate of growth than that of Spanish (743%), Chinese (1,277%), Russian (1,826%) or Arabic (2,501%) over the same period.
English music sells well, nobody can argue about that. Not only is English language music popular in English speaking countries, but people from Portugal to Japan, Nigeria to The Phillipines, who has not heard of The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna or Adele? Many foreign singers also like to use English to express themselves in song, for example, Gangnam Style and
English speakers do not have a better musical sense or make the most romantic or poetic songs. Italian and French songs are arguably better in that respect. As far as English lyrics are concerned, most English songs are not concerned with poetry and language exploration. For example, have you ever heard ‘Barbie Girl’…!?
The weather is starting to perk up and Eurospeak is gearing up for summer in Britain. Our 2014 Summer school starts on the 16th of June and we have classes in General English, IELTS Preparation, Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate and Elementary Classes.
In addition, Eurospeak has an exciting list of activities and excursions lined up for our students this year. Our famous and well-loved barbeques will continue to take place every Friday afternoon, and we have bowling, boat trips and ball games.
On top of our regular activities, we are expanding our city and sight excursions to places such as Bournemouth, Cambridge, Bath as well as London, Oxford and Windsor Castle. For the more energetic students we have also planned paintballing and regular rock-climbing activities.
It promises to be a great summer, and we hope you will join us!
Eurospeak are currently planning to start weekend classes in General English, IELTS Preparation and English Conversation. These classes would take place in the morning and afternoons at our school at 29a Chain Street in Reading. We hope to start these classes soon, so if you are interested in attending weekend classes, please get in contact with us and register your interest on: 0118 958 9599 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or alternatively, please drop into our school and request more information.
We also offer one to one English classes so if you are looking for individual lessons we can organise classes for that as well.