The English Effect

The English Effect

An exhibition exploring the English language in the world today. Find out more about one of the UK's greatest assets.

Should we all sound the same?
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The English Effect in three areas

Changing Lives

‘English enables me to be a truly global citizen.’ Paloma Escudero, Spain, Global Director of Communications, UNICEF.

Economic benefits

The English language teaching industry = £2,000,000,000 to the UK economy.

A global language

The name of the extinct dodo comes from Portuguese doudo meaning 'simpleton'!

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