The English dialect is one of the top five globally spoken languages and is replied upon heavily in international business. Its origins, according to English Club, stem from the arrival of the Angles onto British soil. Along with the Saxons and the Jutes, the three tribes pushed the Celtic speakers North and West of the country leaving the remaining inhabitants to speak what we would now class as ‘old English’. Through the ages, expansion into foreign countries and advances in technology, the English tongue adapted - increasing in vocabulary and altering pronunciations to what we now know as modern English.
Travel and study English
Travelling abroad to study a language offers so much more than the actual lessons. Learning to speak English in England could give plenty of opportunity to test your new found speaking skills when dining out, visiting local attractions and even when going to the shops – making you far more likely to retain what you have learnt. As they say practise makes perfect! Travelling to England to learn English also offers an invaluable experience to visit a new country and learn about new culture. It could give you the chance to learn of the local history, visiting museums and castles or a way to find out a little more about the traditional English foods and pastimes.
Thinking to the future
As an experience away from home, learning the language aboard could also add invaluable skills to future résumés that employees will find interesting. Not only offering a second language - along with your mother tongue – actually studying in a foreign country shows strength and adaptability – key qualities when looking for a new employee. Opting to study English in England also suggests a willingness to excel which be just the qualities an employer wants to see. The study trip could even open up job opportunities that you may not think are possible, making it so much more than just learning abroad.
Language schools such as Concorde International offer a wide variety of English courses in England across many counties. With courses available in the Kent area, not far from the capital of London and bursting with British history, improving your language skills in England could become a holiday to remember. As some of the language is a direct derivate from the Germanic tongue and similarities between other European dialects, learning English may not be as difficult as you first thought.