Why studylanguages …When everyonespeaks English?
… or do they?94% of the world’s population do not  speak English as their first language75% of the world’s population do n...
Some good reasons  to learn a language- It will increase your chance to get intoSixth Form college and university- It will...
… but I’ll never be fluent   in another language!!!There is no need to be fluent, a little language  goes a long wayEven b...
It will get you a job …73% of British trade is with non Englishspeaking countriesUK businesses trade withover 200 counties...
It will give you more           moneyLearning a language can boost an average  worker’s earnings by up to 20%For a person ...
It can even improve    your love life!A survey of 270 dating agencies foundthat people who speak a foreign languageare mor...
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  1. 1. Why studylanguages …When everyonespeaks English?
  2. 2. … or do they?94% of the world’s population do not speak English as their first language75% of the world’s population do not speak English at allOnly 31% of Western Europeans speak English as a foreign language
  3. 3. Some good reasons to learn a language- It will increase your chance to get intoSixth Form college and university- It will increase your job opportunities- It is exciting- It gets you places- You can learn about new cultures
  4. 4. … but I’ll never be fluent in another language!!!There is no need to be fluent, a little language goes a long wayEven basic phrases make a real differenceLanguage learning improves your understanding of how other people live and thinkLanguage learning gives you a range of other skills too (communication, team working, interpersonal, problem solving, organisational skills)
  5. 5. It will get you a job …73% of British trade is with non Englishspeaking countriesUK businesses trade withover 200 counties worldwide1 in 5 exporting companies say they arelosing business because of language andculture barriers
  6. 6. It will give you more moneyLearning a language can boost an average worker’s earnings by up to 20%For a person earning theaverage national salary,that would mean an extra£200,000 over a working life.
  7. 7. It can even improve your love life!A survey of 270 dating agencies foundthat people who speak a foreign languageare more attractive to the opposite sex!
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