4. Career opportunities
Have you looked at the job offers of companies recently? It is very rare that English is not one of the top requirements. It is quite revealing that these job offers are posted on professional social media such as LinkedIn that are entirely in English themselves.
English is a necessary skill not only in international cities such as Brussels and Paris. Even local companies have an increasingly international reach and their staff is becoming international. English is thus increasingly becoming the standard language in these companies.
It goes without saying that the chances of being promoted to a higher function increases considerably for an employee who has an advanced level of English.
5. Easy to learn
The basic grammar of English is fairly easy to learn. That way you can get going in the language as soon as possible.
An additional advantage is that young people get a lot of exposure to the English language through music, films and the internet. This way, the passive knowledge that is this acquired by kids will increase their English in a natural way, almost without efforts. The principal challenge lies in activating that knowledge. This is, however, easier to do in English than in a totally unknown language that one never has contact with outside the classroom environment.