The Top Five languages to Learn in 2018

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WebTeachers’ new webpage has been launched with a user friendly interface as well as more promotions, news and many surprises that will be released regularly. Interesting articles will be posted each month. If you are still wondering which language you should learn, here are the top five languages to learn according to the WebTeachers staff!

1. English

Wow! It’s no surprise that the staff members have unanimously picked English as the number one language to learn. It is the most commonly spoken language in the world. Around 400 million people speak English and it is the official language of 53 countries. People traveling around the world will most commonly use English as their primary language of communication. Have you thought of having a career in aviation, science, computers, diplomacy or tourism? Having an English skill set will significantly increase your chances of getting a great job! Let’s not forget that English is the language of the media. Most of the greatest books, films and TV shows first come out in English. Nobody likes to rely on translations and subtitles when watching their favorite movie!

2. Mandarin (Chinese)

Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. China is booming economically and there are predictions that China will become
the world’s leading economy by 2050. It also has a growing population. If you are interested in the world of business, then Chinese is one of the most useful languages to know to improve your employability.

3. Spanish

Spanish is in the top three of the world’s most widespread languages. Did you know that there are more than 400 million native speakers of Spanish across 44 countries? The majority of Spanish speakers live in Latin America, but many also live in the U.S. If your plans for the future involve Latin America, then learning Spanish is a must. A Spanish skill set is also a plus in the U.S. Furthermore Spanish is one the easiest languages to learn according to the US Foreign Service Institute. It’s estimated that it only takes 600 hours of classroom time, which is less than six months, to achieve language proficiency.

4. German

Despite the fact that German has around 95 million native speakers, which seems like nothing compared to the languages above, Germany has the largest economy in the European Union. This language can come in handy if you are looking for job opportunities with a high salary. Most people think that learning languages like Spanish or Mandarin will allow them to be more prosperous. In reality having German as a second language puts you in a special niche that is more economically valuable in which higher salaries are offered.

5. French

French is the unofficial language of love and it is spoken by more than 290 million people worldwide. French is one of the most widely spoken languages of the European Union. French is also spoken in African economies like Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ethiopia etc. According to Forbes there will be 750 million French speakers in the world by 2050. Pharmaceuticals, aeronautics, energy production, telecommunications and many other industries are dominated by France, which is the sixth biggest economy in the world! Must we say anymore?

 

It’s worth mentioning that WebTeachers has native language teachers for all of the languages mentioned above. They can take you from zero to hero using our 1-on-1 language classes where teachers adjust their approach to each individual student, depending on the student’s goals!