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Learning English is what people do when they want to use the English language. Language skills include: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
A lot of people learn English at school, where English is a common subjects. Many people also want to spend their own personal time to learn English. Some of these people may not know any English, where others will have learned some English in school, and will want to advance their knowledge of it.
Learning in schools[change | change source]
English is taught in many schools. It may be a required course for graduation, or students may choose to study it. For profit language schools are also common in many countries. These businesses sell English lessons.
Individual learning[change | change source]
Other people try to learn English on their own, or in a less formal setting than in a group of people with a teacher.
People might meet with others who are trying to learn English, in order to practice]] speaking.
People can also listen to radio broadcasts in English, or watch television programmes in English to help them improve their listening ability. A popular channel to listen to the radio on is broadcast by the BBC, called the BBC World Service.
Online learning[change | change source]
The BBC World Service has a free website for people who are learning English as a second or foreign language called BBC Learning English.