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6 Reasons for Helping your Child to Learn English

Published on: 15/04/2019 By
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In recent years, learning English has become not just a good idea but a must. So young people today really need the opportunity to start learning as soon as possible. Why is English so important for you child? Read on to find out more.

As a parent, you undoubtedly want to give your child the best preparation for his/her future as possible. Giving children the gift of English will have a profound effect on their lives. Here are six reasons why.

  1.  Work. If you look at a list of job advertisements today, I bet you’ll find almost every one of them requires English. Companies need their employees to know English not only for communicating with international colleagues or customers, but also for being able to understand IT software, instruction manuals, and documentation. Some companies simply want their employees to be ready for the future possibility of English becoming necessary in their businesses. 
  2. University. Many universities today expect their students to have a certain level of English. Students need to be able to read and do research about their subject in English, and in some cases, even follow courses taught in English. For some students there is also the possibility of spending a year of their university studies abroad in an English-speaking university. You might have also considered giving your child the chance to do their entire university studies in the U.K. or U.S. Obviously, in order to do that, your child needs to be prepared. Not having a good level of English can prevent you from even having the option to apply for a job.
  3. Travelling. English is the language most commonly used around the world as a second language. This means that when you travel anywhere, English is the key to communication. Travelling to other parts of the continent and further afield is going to become even quicker and easier than it already is today. So the next generation has to be ready for that. 
  4. Entertainment. When you want to find information online, check out posts on social networks, listen to music, play a game or watch a television series, English is the main language you’ll find. As far as young people are concerned, this is something that will become more and more important as the internet develops further. 
  5. Quick to learn. Another massive benefit of learning English as a child is that it is much easier than learning as an adult. Children are likes sponges and can take in a lot of information without difficulty and without questioning things as adults do. A child is open to different sounds and can even learn perfect pronunciation, which for an adult is almost impossible. From a practical point of view, children also have much more time than adults do, and can easily invest time in learning English. If you let your child learn English now, you’ll be saving him/her a lot of time and considerable effort in the future. 
  6. Open up your mind. Learning English helps open a child’s mind to other ways of seeing things and expressing themselves. By having different channels in which to communicate ideas and feelings, children have increased options in saying what they want. It has been shown that being bilingual can even improve your skills in problem-solving and multitasking. Furthermore, the simple fact of knowing English will enable your child to have a far greater number of direct cultural experiences with people all over the world, in person or online.

There’s no doubt that if you give your child the opportunity to learn English, you can open many doors for them. The young people who learn English at Wall Street English find the course fun and entertaining. And they can easily fit their lessons into their daily lives thanks to our online multimedia lessons. Once they’re ready they can also prepare to do an internationally recognised certificate to prepare for gaining access to further education or a workplace. 

Visit your nearest Wall Street English center and let your child start learning English!

 

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Mary Milne

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Mary Milne has worked for Wall Street English for 20 years. After studying at the University of Bristol and subsequently doing a CELTA course, she began her career in teaching. Over the years she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in ESL and has worked as an Online Community Manager, and author for Wall Street English International and Pearson, writing informative educational content. She dedicates most of her free time to music, playing in a band and singing in a choir.

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