Learning English

Without any doubt English is the most useful language in the world. Nowadays any field requires knowledge (even rough) of English. You will speak English with most people from other countries that you will meet travelling. At the beginning of the next century, there will be more people speaking English as a second language than those who acquired it as native languages. The reference accent seems to be that of the American TV and movies. The heaviest variations from this "standard English" occur, as always, in backward areas. English uses some difficult sounds ('th'), the syntax is pretty logical and not very difficult to master and the English vocabulary is one of the most extensive around.