English # 1 - Introduction to the English Language

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English is a West Germanic language that originated in England and is the first language of most people in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Guyana, in urban areas in South Africa and the Philippines, as well as in the English-speaking Caribbean.

English is considered the universal language, the second language that everyone must learn. Brazil is one of the countries with the most English schools but at the same time it is one of the countries that least speaks English, what is the problem? Why is it important to learn the English? In this article we will know a little more about the English language, and answer some questions.

American vs British English

Like any language, the English language has dialects in the region of its countries, but it has a great difference between countries. The differences between American and European English is proof of this, it has great differences in grammatical, phonetic, lexical-semantic variations and so on.

Which one should I learn? Which one will we study? As you learn, keep in mind that you will learn English and not the language of a specific country or region. Your preference is important, but to avoid confusion, we adopted the American variant due to its great influence in the current world.

Language Learning Difficulties

Although the English language has the same Roman alphabet, I personally find it more difficult to learn than Japanese. The biggest language difficulty English it is phonetics, syllables and pronunciation. It seems difficult for us who speak Portuguese.

On the other hand, it has a relatively simple grammar compared to our Portuguese. For those who usually play or watch subtitled films, or live immersed on the internet, they already have a basic knowledge that can serve as an impetus to deepen the language.

I said that Japanese is easier because it only has 109 syllables that we are used to pronouncing. English has syllables totally different from the usual. It can be quick and easy to learn to read and write English, but speaking and understanding is the real challenge.

But don't be afraid, the purpose of this site is to help you master the language in a simple and fun way.

Will I gain fluency?

We studied at school, but most don't remember anything. Some take paid, face-to-face courses for years but are still a long way from fluency. Our country has a big problem with learning English, the lack of immersion.

Our website is committed to writing articles that teach the language and tips for studying on your own. your fluency will depend on you!

Our articles aim to help you develop the ability to read, speak and write in its aspects: literary, scientific and technical. For that, you also have to dedicate yourself and have contact with the culture and the English language.

Weekly we will publish articles on the English language and several other languages. Keep an eye on not to miss anything. You can register on the website using the form on our website. By signing up on our website you can download several books that teach a little bit of each language in detail.