The benefits of coming to the UK to improve language skills
The UK is a study destination with few peers, and a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. We offer such high-class education that roughly 500,000 students travel to our shores each year to learn English.
There are many benefits to international students who decide to come to the UK to study. If English is not your first language, studying in the UK will be of special advantage to you.
Develop your English language skills
The English language is vital to global business, so learning and improving your English language skills is advantageous. At CCSS and at most UK universities there is language support available to international students. Every institution will have its own standards for the level of English that pupils are obliged to master.
Steven Wong, who writes for US foreign student programme Go Overseas, explains:
“Despite all the reasons you’ve very likely heard about the benefits of learning another language – good for your degree, good for your travels, good for your career – some people seem to think that being multilingual isn’t all that important anymore. We’re here to remind you that not only is it important, it may very well be necessary. It’s true that there are more and more people learning and speaking English these days. In fact, English is, according to some measures, the most widely spoken language in the world, the de facto lingua franca. Approximately 1.5 billion people around the world speak English, whether as their native tongue or as a foreign language, and this number is still growing.”
The best way to learn English is to immerse yourself in the language. What better way to do that than study in England amongst native speakers, surrounded by its centuries of history and unique culture?
Melting pot of languages
Our country’s teaching establishments are becoming more diverse thanks to students visiting from all over the world. The advantage of being around students that speak foreign languages will benefit those who wish to develop other language skills, as well as English. Having the ability to speak to a second and third language is a highly sort after skill by employers who run multinational companies and require multilingual recruits.
Learning new languages will help to expand your cultural awareness, make you a more confident and effective communicator, develop your adaptability, and make you more employable.
Where to look next:
- To find out more about our A Level and GCSE courses, click here
- We have possibly the best boarding in the UK – have a look at boarding at CCSS
- Our student profiles give you an insight into what life is like for students at CCSS
- If you’re interested in seeing which universities our students go to, click here.
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