Learning a Second Language
Globalization is making new demands on the quality of collaborations taking place, and thus the skills required to effectively participate are becoming more complex and diverse. The importance of global understanding and intercultural communication in advancing national security, economic competiveness, and social well-being has become more and more noticeable. In order to effectively participate in the globalized, knowledge-based economy, societies and institutions greatly need individuals who can communicate globally and who are knowledgeable of the role of language and culture. If a person lacks the language proficiency, it becomes difficult for him to engage socially and share his thoughts and feelings with others. How well one understands a language basically shapes how one lives and experiences life.
Learning of other languages is now being recognized as a universal basic skill. Several studies have shown the advantage for bilinguals over monolinguals across many areas. Learning languages enriches the learners intellectually, educationally and culturally. It enables the learner’s ability to use a shared or common language to communicate thoughts, feelings and opinion in a variety of settings or across cultures. Learners, who access knowledge in his or her new-found common language, were able reinforce concepts already learned in their acquired, spoken, native or official languages. It also enhances his or her employment and career outlooks.
Globalization has led to the ascend of English as one of the universal languages. It is well known that many millions of people in countries all over the world are learning the language. According to the most recent statistics, English is the native language of more than 375 million people. English is the official or second language in many countries. There are more than 740 million people who speaks English as their second language. This means that English is a common language that makes communication across the world easy and convenient.
Our involvement in providing services for foreign students who are interested to learn English stemmed from the need of individuals to learn universal languages. With the use of technologies, we can provide our students the opportunities to use English beyond the confines of the classroom walls. If you are interested with our professional services or need further information, please contact us. AVLJ