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English language – the mother tongue of the world

English is a global language which strongly dominates all areas of communication. The interest in learning English is not decreasing. Realistically speaking, using English in everyday life has become almost unavoidable, and its vocabulary is constantly growing.

Of all the world’s languages, English has the richest vocabulary. It includes over one million words, and approximately fifteen new words are created every day. Did you know that every fourth person in the world can communicate in English to some extent?

 

English every day!

Many people worldwide use English as their second language. By total number of speakers, it is listed as the second language in the world, just after Mandarin Chinese.

According to the statistics, there are 375 million native speakers of English. There are 400 million speakers of English as a second language, and around 750 million people are believed to speak it as a foreign language.

It is crucial to maintain and refresh your language skills. This means that you need to use it actively, especially for communicating with others.

The active knowledge of English plays an important role in our everyday life, both in the workplace and in our leisure time. This includes using the internet, computer and mobile devices, and enjoying music and movies.

 

Did you know that 80% of electronic information is written in English?

English is the language of the Internet – the publicly accessible global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol (IP) to link devices worldwide.

This is “the network of all networks” that consists of millions of private, academic, business and government networks that exchange information and services like electronic mail, chat and data transfer, as well as linked pages and documents of the World Wide Web. The influence of the Internet has played a tremendous role in the global expansion of English language.

 

Look and listen carefully, English is all around us!

Due to general globalization and informatization, English strongly influences numerous cultures and societies worldwide. This influence is particularly visible in the language of public communication, media and IT. Technological progress has resulted in the informatization of the business processes. The development of the mass media and global communication has made English the world’s leading international language and enabled it to pervade every aspect of our lives!

 

English is the language of media, science and technology, traffic, sport and art

Among many interesting and unique features of English, idioms are one of the key things that make it a tricky language to learn.

Idioms are set expressions consisting of two or more words, and the meaning of the full expression is quite different from what individual words of the phrase would imply. They are commonly used in English and are important for effective communication.

Click on the plus sign and check some of the most common idioms!

 

Effective communication in English?

Using a foreign language actively while constantly upgrading your skills and vocabulary is essential for effective communication. If we don’t actively apply our English skills or if our vocabulary is outdated, our communication can’t be effective or bring about the desired results!

We strongly recommend that you work on your English competencies. Maintain your skills and upgrade them because language constantly grows and evolves. Don’t let your English language skills to deteriorate.

We can put it this way: just as the applications on your smartphone need to update to work better and more efficiently, so you need to refresh and update your language skills!

The perfect solution is here!

LPC online – platform for learning foreign languages and business skills is the first Croatian web-shop for online education. Browse our wide range of online courses and choose the one which will help you focus on a particular area of communication in English.

You no longer have to feel like you are not keeping up with the current global affairs, or that you are missing out on new business opportunities or enjoyable activities like travelling in your free time!

Learn English, maintain and upgrade your language skills, use them actively and participate in all aspects of life!

Use your full potential!