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English is currently the world’s common language. It’s the international language of business, politics, and the Internet. About 400 million people speak English as a first language. And about a billion people are learning it today.
To learn any foreign language, we need motivation. Motivation is a desire and reason to do something. Here are some motivations for learning English given by university students in Japan.
“I want to speak fluently with many people.” “I want to work abroad.” “I have to pass my class.” “I want to travel.” “I want to study in England.” “I want to watch movies.” “I enjoy success at learning English.” What is your motivation?
Do you aspire to learn English? “To aspire” means to desire a goal. An ASPIRER is a person with big goals. The letters A-S-P-I-R-E-R list up seven reasons for learning English.
A-Appeal. English stories, movies, or songs appeal to you. You enjoy the content and learn English in the process.
S-Social. You desire relationships and social communication in English.
P-Professional. You need English for success in work or business.
I-Individual. You enjoy travel and improving your life and mind using English.
R-Required. Your boss or teacher requires you to learn English.
E-Educational. You want to learn English for education. You need to study abroad.
R-Results. You got good results studying English. And success tastes good!
Look at the list. Which reasons do you have now? Which reasons do you need to make stronger? Learning a language is a big thing. But if you have many strong reasons, you can reach your goal.