So why are YOU learning English?

6) "I want to learn English as a means of extending and deepening my social and professional networks." Winners meet a lot of new and interesting people with diverse cultural backgrounds and positive mental attitudes. Winners connect with other winners – people who look for the benefits in a situation instead of focusing on negative aspects. Learning English gives you the opportunity to expand your social and professional contacts far beyond the borders of your country.

I've always been interested in people and their thoughts. That's been my main reason for learning English, and once I had acquired the basics, I started to use my language skills to meet new people and share experiences. As a matter of fact, I made my best friend while studying English. In the mid-90s, when the Internet was still in its infancy, I placed an ad on Usenet, saying that I was looking for an English language enthusiast who would like to create an English learning website with me. An ESL professor from the UK responded, and we struck up a lasting relationship that involves good friendship, successful business, and just plain fun and inspiration.