The CHANGING FACE of the English learner

The FUTURE of Learning

45 years

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If you are learning English right now, you are one of a new breed of English learners. You may not be living in an English speaking country and may not be working in any kind of English work, but you are interested in ‘being connected’, and that alone is the reason for your wanting to learn.

But let’s take a look back over the last 45 years and see who used to learn English and why and who do now and why

RECENT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LEARNER

YearsWho learned English?Why they learned English?

World events

Pre 1970Diplomats

British colonies

Diplomats have always needed English in order to relate to different countries, however still today not every diplomat can speak English well.

It has always been part of the British colonial system to teach English in Secondary school at least, in order to…

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