Learning languages.

By | 25.06.2009

The problem  of  learning  languages is very important today. Foreign languages are  socially demanded especially at the present time when the progress in  science and technology has led to an explosion of knowledge and has  contributed  to an overflow of information. The total knowledge of mankind  is  known to double every seven years. Foreign languages are needed as  the  main and most efficient means of information exchange ofthe people of our planet.

Today English  is  the language of the world. Over 350 million people speak it  as  a mother  tongue. The  native  speakers of English live in Great Britain, the United States of America,  Australia and New Zealand.

English is  one of the official languages in the Irish Republic, Canada, the South  African  Republic. As  a second  language  it  is used in the former British and US colonies.

It is  the  major  international  language  for communication in such areas as science,  technology,  business and mass entertainment. English is one  of the official languages of the United Nations Organization and other political  organization.

It  is  the  language  of the literature, education, modern music, international tourism.
Russia is  integrating  into  the  world community and the problem of learning English  for  the purpose of communication is espicially urgent today.

Learning  a foreing  language is not as easy thing.  It is a long and slow  process  that  takes  a lot  of time and patience. But to know English is  absolutely  necessary  for  every educated person, for every good specialist.

It is  well  known  that reading books in the original , listening to the BBC news, communicating with the English speaking people will help a lot.

When  learning a foreign language you learn the culture and history of the  native  speakers. One  must  work  hard  to  learn  any  foreign language.

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