Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Survey: 63% of Spaniards Speak Only Spanish.

This is the piece of news about a review by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas. One in four Spaniards is not AT ALL interested in learning English. We want to change that, don't we? That's why we have chosen Ampliación de Lengua Inglesa, because we want to be able to communicate in English with the rest of the world... As is explained here, the following are ten possible reasons to learn English:
1.- English is the most useful language in the world.
2.- English will give you the ability to step inside the mind and context of different cultures.
3.- Learning English provides you with the knowledge of a new vision of life.
4.- English language is the preferred official language of most countries for business communications.
5.- You will get better career opportunities.
6.- English is the language of Science, computers, diplomacy and the media.
7.- You will be able to travel abroad without communication problems.
8.- English is the best written language of all.
9.- You will understand lots of songs and films.
10.- To sum up, English is essential in our lives.
One more:


Can you give us your own personal reasons for learning English? Leave a comment on this post explaining them.

74 comments:

Eduardo said...

My own personal reason for learning English is:

I'm learning English because I think learn english and knew about other idioms is great and necesary for the life. I learn English because I like and is one of the most important idiom in the world. I want to speak english when I have more age and speak correctly them like and English person, I like learn English.

Ainhoa said...

My own personal reason for learning Enlgish is that for some jobs you need to know more than one lenguage and English is easy to learn,and English help you in a lot of things for example if you want to go to other country,usually people speak English and you can talk with them.

I've got a bloog too,its URL is:
http://englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

nerea said...

My own personal reason is: because the English is very important,the lenguaje of English is important in many works and is a leanguaje that speaking in many place of the world and is a lenguage that you can comunicate which person that don´t have the same languajes,I´ve got a blog too:hppt//www.englisinbutarque.blogspot.com

Andrés said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that when you go to Britain or to the United States of America, you can talk with the people of there and is better for you so you spend better the time on this place. Also it is culture, so, when you want to get a work , and other people do not know English, they will choose you.I have got also a blog too, its url is http//:www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

jorge rico said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that if you go to london this language can help you to understand the people of London and you understand the other people. Imagine you are at work and someone of England phone you and it is a important phone call and you don't know to talk with them and your boss fires you.
I've got a blog too, it's URL is: http://www.englishinbutarque.bolgspot.com

Rocio said...

My own personal reason for learning English is to know more lenguages.
English is one of the most important lenguages in the world,so if I learn English when I'm a grown up is more easy to find a job, or when I go to another country with my family or with other people, I can talk with the people of that country because, supposedly in all the countries is learning English.
I've got a blog too, its url is http://www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

Angel Martin said...

My own reason for learning English: I learn English because I think that is important to get a good job and i think know english I can get a good job.In some job we need to speak and to know English but in others we don´t need to know English.If you know English you can get a more important job and I want a more important job because I want to earn a lot of money

laura barbadillo said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that I would like to study or live for some months in the United States.I know that for doing that you need a good level to understand,speak or write English,for that reason I try to do my best in my English classes and I've got a blog too,its URL is :
http://www.enlishinbutarque.blogspot.com

adrian sanchez condado said...

My own personal reason for learning English is:
when you finish the E.S.O. we have already reach the title of english.btter for you to find work in any part. because don`t do bachillerato you can find work because you have the title of english and is better for you. you can wor in any factory of the world because you now english

patricia said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that when you know English you can travel to a lot of places and you can also communicate with other people because English is the most spoken language in the world. Nowadays English is learnt by mostly all the students in all the countries and in most of the important jobs you have to know how to speak English very well. I practice English in class and sometimes with my classmates in our English lessons.
I've a blog too. It's URL is http://www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

santi said...

my own personal reason for learn english is...
Because if i knowenglish I will have more posibilitys with work than other person that dont know englishin asking a job and maybe because I like this language , and,I have being learning english up to the primary schooland some of my teachers of english say to me that im good at english and english is one important lenguage in the world.
if got a blog to its URL is : http://www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

Angie said...

My own personal reason for learning English is a most important language of some parts of the world.
It is use for the life to the work and I can help some people that is necessary. Most of the continents talk English so if you travel to another country you can speak English to understand them

taniia said...

My own personal opinion for learning English is that with this language you can work in a lot of places, because English is very useful, most of the continents understand English, you also can go to study to Britain, or work there. If you learn the basic English you can understand with any English person without any problems.I've got a blog too, it's URL is http://www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

Raquel said...

My own personal reason for learning English is because I think that my life is going to be better knowing how to speak English. In the future I want to have a good job and travel arounf the world , and to do that I need to know another language apart from Spanish, English is an universal language , it is important. I´ve got a blog too, its url is http//:www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

juan said...

My own personal reason for learning English is to work, in a future, in other country.
The city I looking for is Las Vegas.For example in a hotel reception.
Another reason for learning English is because I like the English and I want to learn new words.
Well, to all the jobs, I think, you need to know English.
I've got a blog too.It's url is http://www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

mayra alejandra said...

My own personal reason for learning English is the most usefull language in the world .If you known English is more esasy to talk .For example if you travel where you go is speak English .And is more easy to adapted in the contry taht you are.And English is essencial in our live.

jorge_arias said...

My own personal reason for learning English is: for a good work in some internacional place in Spain or some important city for example London,New York etc... and to comunicate for some english people,to reach much money,for work like a traductor of important people,to finish de E.S.O and the bachillerato with the titlle of english.

alejandra said...

I think,the English is one of the languajes more important in the world,because speaking in many places.And because,learn more languajes are goog no only one languajes.In some works need to learn,no only the Spanish,need more languajes,the more comun are the inglis.
I've got a blog too its:http//:www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

Dani Vargas said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that all the (goods)jobs need that you know languajes, and the English is the most important of the world because is the languaje more used, because if you don´t know any languaje you only can work here in Spain or in the countries of South America, but if you know English, you can work in any country of the world.
The English is the universal languaje.
I´got a blog too its url is http\\:englishinbutarque.blogspot.com.

*ismael* said...

My own personal opinion for learning English is:

My own personal opinion for leraning English is for lern new words in English and for talk to other people to speak English and to go to London,England,United Estates...
And because I want to travel and meet new people and new things and because I like English and because I think that the English lenguage is the most important lenguage of the world.

Jesus said...

My own personal reason for learning english is:
Because in the future this language will be very important to speak with other person in the world that speak english, also to get work in other country.Also i want to learn english to know more than one language and because its very funny speak with a friend in english.
If got a blog too its url is: http://englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

My own personal reason for learning english is study now english and after go to the United States because I would like to have a job in the United States and live there. Other reason is that I would like to learn english because my family and me think that if you know english is easier to find a job in the future. Other reason is that if you go to another country you can speak in english because it is an universal language.
I have got a blog, too. It's url is: http//www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

mariia said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that if you know how to speak English, you can travel around the world, meet people and you can choose more careers. I love traveling, learning new cultures and buying clothes in other places. With English, you con do a lot of things such as work in better jobs and travel a lot, talk with a lot of people from a lot of places. Another reason is that a lot of websites on the Internet are written in English.
I've got a blog too. It's URL is http://www.englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

Alejandro said...

My own personal reason for larn English is that now we have to larn English because we now that English is the language that we speak in most cities and countries.we go to any part of the world and most of the persons speak English.This language became the most important.Is important to learn.And this is the reason I thing.
I´ve got a blog too.It´s ure is:http//www englishinbutarque.blogspot.com

Noelia said...

I think English is so important because nowadays is the most important language in the world. Also you can comunicate with all the people from all the world with it is very usefull. I think in the future if you know this language you can have more opportunities of jobs. So I think is great learn English because you can have many benefits. I recomend you to start learning English because if you travel you can be morte self-confident.

Raúl said...

My personal opinion for learning English is that English is one of the most important languages in the world. With English you can communicate with mostly all the people in the world.
If you know English you will have more posibilities for finding a good job. You can also visit countries where English is spoken.
I think learning English is interesting like learning more languages. You can also understand the lyrics of your favourite songs.
I think English will be spoken in all the world in less than 50 years. Learning English is fun! Try it!

yolanda said...

In my opinion i think that learnig English is good for your future because all people know English and when you go to the another country that speak other language you can speak English because all countrys know English.
English is the most international lenguage.If you know English is easier to have work because you know a second lenguage. English you can have a very good work. If you know English you can understand the songs in English and if you don´t understand English you can understand the songs in English.

Clara said...

My reason for learning English is useful is because English is a language spoken in over the world and for example if you are finding a job, they'd choose you if you know English before somebody that don't know English.
Other reason is that you can defend easier with other English person.
If you fly to other country you can speak with the people in that country.
It is a language very esy to learn.

Beatriz said...

I think that learning english is useful in our live because in the future they ask you for example "if you learn english when you are a child" in where ever job.Learn english is very interesting beacuse it have a lot of words taht are stanged and if yo go to another country is useful to speak english because is the language tha it is most speak in the world and you probably understand the other people.If you speak english you learn another language and it is very good.I think that this language is very good and lovely in our sense.

Gloria Castillo said...

I think a very good reason for learning english nowadays is because it is very usefull for everything, like travel, speak with other countries and because if you go to anyway, and the people doesn't talk your language, they'll probably would talk english, and if you can't talk english, this would be a mess. I know that learning english, at first could be a little bit bore, but when you know a few, it would be really funny and interesting, and when you finished learning english, you would notice that it is realy usefull for a lot of things.

Sofia said...

I think learning english is very usefull because you can travel to other countries and is easier if you know who to speak. If you know english you can also understand song's lirycs and see films in it original version, you can see interviews of famous english people and learns about other cultures. It's also very usefull if you are looking for a job, they'll choose a person who knows to talk in english first than a person who only speak spanish.

sandra said...

Well, I think learning english is very useful for your life and also it is very interesting study other laguages and culture, so you can comunicate with a lot of people that don't speak spanish, or if you go to another country and you can only speak one laguage is going to be very difficoult for you. As well if you ,like some songs or films in english and you don't understand what are they saying, yo can say rude words like in the video you can see before. So my conclusion is that as much laguages you know, is better for you.

Claudia Forte Díaz said...

I think learning English is really useful, is an everyday must in a modern world. We are using English almost every time we use the Internetor when we watch TV. English is essential when you travel around the world, as it is the second most spoken languge. With it you can communicate with a lot of different people no matter where they live or who they are. I t is very necessary to get any kind of job or grant too. It also really helpful for knowing other cultures and countries, it helps you to be more open-minded and more tolerant. To sun up, learning other languages, specially English, in an indispensable tool nowadays.

sandra said...

Well, I think learning english is very useful for your life and also it is very interesting study other laguages and culture, so you can comunicate with a lot of people that don't speak spanish, or if you go to another country and you can only speak one laguage is going to be very difficoult for you. As well if you ,like some songs or films in english and you don't understand what are they saying, yo can say rude words like in the video you can see before. So my conclusion is that as much laguages you know, is better for you.

Raúl said...

My personal opinion for learning English is that English is one of the most important languages in the world and you can communicate with all the people in the world.
With English you have more possibilities for finding a good job. You can also visit countries where English is spoken.
I think learning English is very interesting. You can also understand the lyrics of your favourite songs.
Learning English is not difficult! Try it!

lidia gonzalez said...

I think that is good learning english because you can communicated with english people,and is good because the United States no is the only place in wich they speak english in more countries speak her language and english so its easy to defend and you can vistit a lot of countries.The good thing of learning english too is that in some works the said to you if you know english,now english is a official language very important and essencial for life.And learning english is funny.And now a days very people learn english very young

lidia gonzalez said...

I think that is good learning english because you can communicated with english people,and is good because the United States no is the only place in wich they speak english in more countries speak her language and english so its easy to defend and you can vistit a lot of countries.The good thing of learning english too is that in some works the said to you if you know english,now english is a official language very important and essencial for life.And learning english is funny.And now a days very people learn english very young

Pepa Martínez said...

Ever since I was a kid I've enjoyed learning new languages, I liked the sound of English so I took private lessons and later on I spent a year in England, then I studied English at University in Madrid. It's been most useful, for my job, for travelling and for pleasure: I love music, literature & films in English.

Juan Ignacio Castro said...

Thank you everybody for your comments, mostly to Pepa, my dear colleague...

Ángel said...

The English is very usefull in the live for many things. For example, when you go to a country that the people speak english, you can understand they. You can buy without problems or you can ask someone something. Also, if you are listening a song in english, you can understand the lyrics. If you buy a gadget and the manual of instrunctions is only in english, you can read it without any problem. The English is the language most used in the world and you will have more work opportunities.

Diego Lopez said...

My own personal opinion for speak English is that I want to play in England to football,in the Premier League.My objective learning English is to learn other languages and I think that English is the most important.English is used in all the world because is the official language of the world.With English you can get jobs easier.Nowdays in all the jobs you need English to talk with the clients of other countries.I'm in favour of learn English because is an easy language .Also I want to travel arounde the world and I need speak Englis to talk with the persons of these countries.

aesopus said...

I'm learning English because it sounds beutifull in songs and it is the lingua franca to go all over the world just in case they do not understand the most beautiful language in the world: Spanish. And I have a new reason now to learn English : I want to read a very interesting blogg called Learning English in Brunete ha, ha!

Juan Ignacio Castro said...

Thank you very much, "aesopus"!! Welcome to our blog... I'm glad that you like it!!

Elena said...

I personally think learning english is very useful for your future because in the jobs, for example, is easyer to get a job if you manage two laguages.
I also think it is usefull because if for example, you go to the USA, it is better to speak their laguage because you can comunicate with the citizens easyly, so you will enjoy more the trek and you wouldn't have to wear a mini-dictionary.
Ass well it is a beautifull laguage to learn.
You can see film in their originar version.
And when you listen an english song, you know what it is saying

Anonymous said...

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Elisa said...

I think learning English is very useful, because is one of the most used language.
If you travel to another to another country you can use English.
It´s also useful in the English songs to understand what they are saying; and also in English films; and it´s very useful on the internet because a lot of websites are in English .It´s also useful when you go to a work interview in some works is necessary to konw English.
English is very important, for everything.

Vanessa Sanchez said...

My reasons for learning english:
I want learning english because I want be english teacher and I want live in London with my family. I want job in London.
I also want to learn English to communicate in other countries and other people the differents countries.
In general is good to learn English because it is the most important language in the world.

Lorena Gómez said...

I just know a thing: If I want to choose my future, I will need to know English.
At this moment, I don´t know a lot of English but I will do anything for to learn it because if I want a good job, I need to dominate different skills of English as a fluence speaking, listening, a lot of vocabulary and grammar.
The only way to improve my level of English will be travel a broad where the people speaks English very well, but for this moment, I will try to enter in the official languages schools.
I would like to learn to English too because I´m interested in learning other language because I will can speak with other people and know different cultures!
I think that English is necessary for that...
Although to learn English is very hard and difficult, I think and know that it´s compulsory to get anything!

Ignacio said...

my own personal reason for learning english is:

because it is funny and interesting.In the future all the jobs requaire English,are because funniest and easiest.And I think is it more interesting because helps you understand your favorite singer.English is the best subject in the scoolh.

rafael said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that for life is useful.In my opinion learning English is very important,because speaking one more language.It is good for being able to be emplayed in the future because in the jobs they ask you to know English.Also to be able to communicate writing people at other canties

Maria said...

my own personal reason for learning English is:

I love English,for going to England and speaking English with the people English is the world official languaje.The film in original version they are in english.I love songs in english.I don't sometimes the lyrics.the espanish is more difficult than English.

alba said...

My own personal reason for learning English is because I like listening to music in Englishand and I understand what they say,and knowing English can help you a lot in the future,taking many more job options.Because I´d like going a New York and San Francisco and because I´d like reading Twilight saga in English

julian said...

- My own personal reason -
At present, English is the official language in the world.In my opinion, I should can speak English because it´s better for you.English is used in the works for wining more money.In the sports, in some countries, in works....the English is very important. I think that learn English is better for you and your life.

Sandra said...

My own personal reason for learning English is because if you know English, you can travel over the worldand you can speak with the people there. Because in a lot of countries the official language is Emnglish, for example: USA, England; Greece, China, Japan, etc. And in many jobs you need know English because English is the global language in the world

Isaac said...

My own personal reason for learing english

I think that learing English is important, beacause in all the jobs people can speak English. When i was in Germany, the teenagers could speak English very well, but i couldn´t speak English, this is a problem, the English very important in the life: for a work, for the travels, for your socializing...the Englis is the most important speaking.

sara said...

My own,personal reason for learning english is because I like listenig to music in english ,because I'd like to New York,because I like landguages , bacause most of the singers , I like sing in English ,because my mum has American friend and I'd be able to speak with them, because I lika studing English.

sonia said...

My own personal reason for learning English is:

The English is very important in the live for a job, socializing with the people etc.The English is more easy than spanish and is the languaje most useful in the world.I love English and the films in original version is the better.

Daniela said...

MY OWN PERSONAL REASON LEARNING ENGLISH IS THAT POSIBILITES TO GET JOBS ARE ANY.LEARNING ENGLISH IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IS THE BEST LANGUAJE FOR THE FUTURE IT IS USEFULL TRAVELL A LOT COUNTRIES COMUNICAITE WITH A LOT PEOPLE THE DIFERENT COUNTRIES AND LEARNING NEWS CULTURES.ALSO TO READ BOOCKS AND TO UNDERSTAND SONGS OF SOME SINGERS

diego said...

My own personal reason for learning english is because if I want ro go in the future an another country I am going to speak more easly.If i want to see an original movie or film of E.E.U.U. or an another English country.If I want live in an another country and read books in this countries

Anonymous said...

Soy rosselbeth. I like English because I like the music in English.

Ada said...

My own personal reason for learning English is that because English is very important because when you try to find a job you need to know English in many a job.It`s very important for speaking with any other people in the world. Because in a lot of countries they speak English. And if you know English, you can speak with the people there.

ismael said...

my own personal reason for learning english is beacuse to understant my favourite singer and my future job be better and travel other cities and countries,speaking than the citisent and meet girlds

nacho said...

My own personal reason for learning English gecase in my future job need English.Becase understan favorite singers nealy everycin contries speking English and understan persond the contries.TheEnglish than important than otre lñenguaches the Englis is very important than is a languach internacio one person thad study Englis is more important than other person than not study english

Rosa Guitart said...

Rosa Guitart said....

I started singing small pieces of English songs from old films when I was a four or five-year-old child and I couldn't understand a word of what I was saying, but I still liked to imitate those sounds. I used to think "one day I will know what all this means"....and I did. Now I understand the meaning of all those bits I learnt by heart, I understand people when I travel all over the world, and I see films and hear the actors speaking with their real voices, and not horrible dubbed ones. And so many other reasons. I like English so much that I earn my living by teaching it to other people. I would like to be able to communicate my students not only the language, but my enthusiasm, too.

Juan Ignacio Castro said...

Thank you very much for your comment, Rosa...!

Gatete said...

It is really astonishing. 63%!!! oh my God!!
My reason to learn English is that it is very useful. I would say more than that, it is essential for living in today's world.
It is a unique tool to communicate in many countries around the world.
And in my case, I really need it as I work in English, in Madrid!!
Take note guys, I am not the only one, my sister works in English as well in Madrid. And probably, in the future, you may work in English too.
Best regards

Juan Ignacio Castro said...

Thank you very much, Gatete...! Thank you for commenting on our classs blog!

Nico said...

I think the principal reason for learnt English is because is the official languaje in more countrys and I think is very important for travel and for other things.First of all you must learnt English when you study in highschoolo because when you older it's more dificult.Secondly you must study everyday because is a subject very complet.Finaly you must do exercise and pay atention in class.In my opinion you must learnt English because is very important in your life and in the world.
That's all

aLvArO BrAvo diAZ said...

When I was child, everyone told me that English was very important to find job, to speak with foreigners or to can programmate the DVD player. Altough that importance has gone down. Nowdays Chineese seems be more important that English. But Chineeser is from other culture, very different so it's easier learning English. I started learning English as the rest, in Primary school and as the rest I liked it a lot. It was funny learning the colours, the numbers, the alphabet, evrything singing. However when I began with the Secondary school I didn't like English so much, we didn't sing anymore.

Natalia González said...

My own personal reason for learning English is for the work.
English is the universal language that is necessary for all the classes of works in Spain or out of Spain. You can communicate with persons of different nationalities too for example if you If go away of trip to Japan and do not know Japanese you can communicate in English.Definitively the Englis is essential.

Juan Ignacio Castro said...

If you are interested in reading and listening to more reasons for learning English and even a short history of the English language, visit http://www.manythings.org/listen/history/ Very interesting!!

Rositaa said...

My reasons why we need to learn English are:
For if a country does not have a job and have to go from here to another site and do not know your language but you know English as almost everyone knows because you can communicate with them.
Because when it comes to finding a job they ask for and need to know in case you ever sent abroad to a conference for example.
It is also good to know because you can travel by sites that do not know your language and if you have to ask something you can give and what they do not know your language.

Eva Dalía Gómez Díaz said...

My four reasons for learning english:
1-I'm talkative and I love talk very much and with all people...and so I can sharing talks with people os differents countries.
2-If I will know english I would could understand the lyrics os the songs that I like more and I would sing it.
3-English is very important for one of my future jobs thought,turist guide,I love will go to work outside os Spain ad there takl all time in english.
4-The english for travel is essential for travel, because is the universal language.
Conclusion: I study english for relate with the people and for personal use, not only for approve.

Juan Ignacio Castro said...

More video-reasosns for learning English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eCuhdbXuw0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzd1L46279o Watch them and have fun!!