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If you’re reading this it’s probably because you want to learn to speak English or to speak it better. Congratulations! You’ve made a wise choice. Forbes Magazine recently reported that English is becoming a requirement for employment throughout the world just as literacy did over the past two hundred years. The main reason for this is that English has been the dominant language of the internet.

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Over the past twenty years the world has become connected in a way that few people could have imagined even fifty years ago, and the majority of companies connecting it use English as their language. There are over one billion people studying English worldwide. In China alone the number is over 250 million. English is often called a “world language” or the lingua franca of the 21st century. It is the official language for aeronautical and maritime communications, one of the two official languages of the International Olympic Committee, and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Most people who want to learn English prefer to learn the English spoken in North America. In the United States and Canada there are about 330 million native English speakers. If you combine the native English speakers of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa it’s only about 100 million. In addition to that, American English is the most popular in the worlds of business, technology, and entertainment. The English you will learn here is American English, spoken by native English speakers from the United States.  That means that you will be learning the most popular style of English.

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Many websites focus on teaching English grammar, and are based on text. That’s good is you’re a native English speaker trying to improve your English, but the fact is we humans learn languages by listening and repeating. Most of us knew how to speak our native languages before we began attending school because we were raised around people who spoke that language and followed their examples.

That’s why this website is devoted to providing examples for people to follow in speaking English. You will find some instructions for grammar, spelling, and pronunciation but the emphasis is on hearing and repeating. In order to learn a language you have to speak the language. You have to think the language. You have to listen to the language. Studying isn’t enough. You have to practice, and that requires time. If you can find somebody to speak the language with you that will help a lot, but if you can’t you can simulate conversations with this website.  

At English Audios you will find recordings for a vocabulary of over 13,000 words, readings from different works of literature including the Holy Bible, conversations, and more than 1,000 common phrases and expressions to help you become fluent in the English language.  We will be frequently updating the site with other products and services to improve the learning experience for the thousands of people who come here to hear and learn, including videos, quizzes, flashcards … etc.  Our goal is to provide everything that any student of English as a foreign language would need or want in their pursuit of fluency in English.

Having said that, welcome to the wonderful world of English.  If there’s anything that we can do to help you reach your goal let us know.

 

 

 

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