Is learning English still important?

With so much technology and applications that can translate in real time, a lot of people want to know: is it still important to learn English? To answer directly: for sure!

In today's post we will explain the main benefits of being proficient in English. Are you curious or curious ?! Let´s go!

The importance of learning English

Although English is only the third most spoken language in the world (losing out to Mandarin and Spanish), in the world of business and technology it is certainly in first place.

Many countries have a bilingual education, such as Sweden. In Brazil, we still don’t have much of that culture.

According to a Catho research, only 5% of the Brazilian population speaks a second language, with less than 3% fluent in English.

In addition, if the requirement of fluency in another language was more directed to senior executive positions in large companies, with the intensification of globalization it is possible to verify this need in different types of positions and in all sizes of companies.

What are the benefits of learning English?

And the importance of English is present in several different objectives, from personal to professional. Want to see?


If you dream of knowing the world, mastering English will be important to give you more freedom of communication.

Even countries that do not have English as an official language (for example, France), part of its population speaks English as a second language.

Constant update

The most up-to-date knowledge (be it about new equipment, new technology, research) is often disseminated, first hand, in English.

Thus, the professional with proficiency in English can keep up to date and with access to information in real time.

Opportunities outside Brazil

English proficiency makes it possible study abroad generating experiences that will positively impact a person's personal and professional life.

Better salaries

One salary survey conducted by Catho found that a professional with fluent English can receive between 47% and 52% more than those who do not communicate through that language, considering their hierarchical level.

Thus, the professional with fluency in English is valued by the company, as it demonstrates the ability to update and deal dynamically with interpersonal relationships.

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