Why is English important?

English is probably the most important language in the world today.

It is used for everything: international business, academic and political conferences, news reports and of course, popular music lyrics. English is the second language in most non-English speaking countries.

As a means of cross-cultural communication, English is the most widely used language in the world, and it will be used by even more people in the future.

Here are a few statistics.

  • Non-native English speakers outnumber native English speakers 5 to 1.
  • As of now there are an estimated 1.8 billion people that speak English where only 400 million are native English speakers.
  • The world’s estimated population is 6.6 billion people so almost one third of the entire globe speaks English.
  • The number of people needing to learn English grows every day.

Why is the worldwide growth of English important?

The ability to speak English is in constant demand. This means that there must be teachers, like you, ready to teach English.

This constant growth in the demand for English teachers means that your teaching skills gained through an accredited TEFL training programme like EBC’s will always be in demand.

The demand is global, including countries where English is the native language. In order to conduct business, people in countries where English is not the native language must learn it or they won’t be able to compete at an international level. Immigrants to the USA, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand will need to learn English to survive there. The demand for English is endless so being an English teacher is something that will never go out of style.

Some more statistics:

  • 75%+ of the world’s mail, faxes and email are written in English.
  • Most internet pages use English.
  • More than 212 countries get news reports from the American-based Cable News Network (CNN).
  • The British TV service BBC Worldwide channels are seen by hundreds of millions of people every day.
  • Books, magazines, and newspapers written in English are available in many countries around the world.
  • English is the most commonly used language in the sciences.
  • The Science Citation Index reported that 95% of its articles were written in English, even though only half of them came from authors in English speaking countries.
  • English is the internationally accepted official language for air traffic control and maritime communications.
  • English is also one of the official languages of the European Union, the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and most international athletic organisations, including FIFA and the International Olympic Committee.

Whatever your reasons may be, becoming an accredited English language teacher is a good career choice. You will gain a valuable skill set that:

  • will always be in demand,
  • pays a decent wage,
  • can be used virtually anywhere in the world,
  • gives you the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures and lifestyles,
  • and last but not least, opens the door to a highly rewarding career that not only benefits you, it also benefits your students and helps them improve their lives too.

As an English teacher you will have a direct influence on peoples’ lives and help them realise their goals. Teaching is a noble and rewarding profession within which you will find a tremendous level of satisfaction watching your students improve.

To become an English teacher all that is required is some of your time to take an accredited TEFL training course like EBC’s.

If you choose EBC, once you graduate, we will give you lifetime, worldwide career support that will give you up-to-date advice, get you working quickly and will always be there for you when you want a change.

Want to learn how to teach English from the experts?

Contact EBC for more information about our accredited English teacher training courses and job placement program.

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Great course! You'll work very hard (it's very intensive) but definitely worth it. I totally recommend it.
Sol Montaser
09:00 27 Jul 18
The class was very good. The instructor John is friendly and very thorough with his classes. William, in the front office, is a joy and is very helpful with all of my course needs. Tita, is very nice and was helpful in explaining different options for working and staying in Madrid.
Jaime Tully
08:59 27 Jul 18
John is a good teacher and he puts efforts inorder to understand your requirements. He teaches you in the right ways, like how to present the language in a simple way, how to keep the motivation on, etc.It´s a intensive course but it´s really worth !!Willam is a good administrator. Thanks for all the help and support. 🙂
Tanya Bhagat
11:41 18 May 18
The course is very intensive but IT IS REALY WORTH! If you are looking for a course that teaches you how to become an English teacher, well this is the best one. You really get the better skills for teaching English at all levels with a clear knowledge about what you are doing. The staff of the course is really nice and helpful. He is a really nice person who helps you whatever you need.Teachers here at really good and they really know how to train you as a English teacher very well.
Dro !
11:24 18 May 18
I am very pleased with my experience at EBC Madrid. Professor John was an amazing mentor that really prepared my classmates and I to teach English. I feel confident going into the job market and finding a teaching job.
Elizabeth Wohlford
15:28 08 Mar 18
EBC Madrid had equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills I need to be better in teaching. William is so nice and is very accommodating to us students. And, John is the best teacher who can simplify and make the students understand even the most complicated grammatical concept. Kudos!
Anne Marnelli
14:42 08 Mar 18
The course is very intensive but it helps a lot to bring out the best in me. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. I'm very thankful for all the guidance and help that I received from EBC. I highly recommend it.
Roxanne A.
14:42 08 Mar 18
The course is really useful. It makes you equipped with the right knowledge, training and attitude. Things you need to have that confidence to go out and face the world as an English teacher. Highly recommended!
Pedi Dela Cruz
14:25 08 Mar 18
This is a great place to get your TEFL certification. The staff is kind, organized and very helpful. It was such a comfortable learning environment that I enjoyed very much. I liked the personalized attention and I got a lot more confidence and experience to be an English teacher. Thanks for everything!
Victoria Metz
10:35 02 Feb 18
I found the instruction throughout the course to be very effective and I finished the course feeling excited and prepared to begin teaching. There is nothing fancy about the EBC facility, however this doesn't in any way reduce the overall quality of the course. John, the instructor, has extensive experience (both as an TEFL teacher and a TEFL course trainer), which is evident in the thoughtful organization of the course. My class had only five students, which created lots of time for personal attention and advice. Make sure you come prepared to work hard!
Adam Schreiber
12:06 14 Dec 17
It was a great and intensive course! I learned and enjoyed this whole learning how to teach experience. Thank you very much for your time and knowledge. I feel well-prepared now. EBC Madrid, 2017.
Michele Buitron
11:57 14 Dec 17
I've just finished my EBC TEFL course. It was a great experience. I definitely recommend this course. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. It was just a pleasure. Thank you so much and good luck!
Natalia Egorova
15:04 10 Nov 17
The course has been really useful and the teacher, John, made the classes so much fun and very interesting. It is has been a great experience and has helped me realise how much I really enjoy teaching. It has also been a bit intense at times but I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to become an English teacher.
Natasha Jimenez
20:17 05 Oct 17
Class of August 2017.It's been a busy stressful 4 weeks but I am happy the group and I have all made it and we have TEFL certificates to show for all our hard-work and sleepless nights. Much thanks to our trainer John for his patience and ability to find solutions and guidance to help you find your way and energy throughout the course. EBC international is the best place to learn and share your knowledge of teaching. And for people like me who has no idea how to teach things like grammar and also to learn the grammar...this is the place to be!
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11:14 31 Aug 17

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