An exhibition exploring the English language in the world today. Find out more about one of the UK's greatest assets. Join the debate on Twitter #EnglishEffect. ‘English enables me to be a truly global citizen.’ Paloma Escudero, Spain, Global Director of Communications, UNICEF. The English language teaching industry = £2,000,000,000 to the UK economy. The name of the extinct dodo comes from Portuguese doudo meaning 'simpleton'!