A recent Study on 'The importance of English in 2020', conducted by ABA English among more than 850 people, reveals:
56% of Spaniards aspire to reach an Advanced English level by 2020
6 out of 10 respondents recognize that in 2019 they took an online English course to try to improve their English
With the arrival of 2020 the Spanish have in their sights try to fulfill the good purposes to be even better in this New Year that has recently started.
Among the most typical and popular are earning more money, finding love, having a new job and improving the level of English.
But what is the main purpose of the Spaniards for 2020?
According to a recent Study on 'The importance of English in 2020' by ABA English, learning a new language is the main purpose of this new year according to 25% of Spaniards, ahead of other wishes such as traveling more (18%) , live a healthier life (14%), spend more time with family and friends (12%), save money (10%) or change jobs (7%).
Behind, there are purposes such as learning a new skill (4%), making new friends (4%), volunteering (3%) and falling in love (1%), among others (2%).
2019, a year of suspense
And it is that 2019 has been a year in which the Spaniards confess to having worked to assimilate their desired level of English, but without achieving their proposed objectives.
Up to 62% of respondents acknowledge that they closed 2019 with a level of Intermediate English;
while 30% did so with a Beginner level, and only 8% with an Advanced level.
How did we try to learn English last year?
57% of Spaniards point out that they took an online English course to try to improve their English level during 2019. Behind, other ways of learning were found such as taking an offline English course (15%), traveling to a country English speaking (14%), doing a family exchange (2%) and working in an English speaking country (1%), among others (11%).
January, month of wishes for the Spaniards
January is the preferred month to learn English, and thus achieve one of the most requested purposes for Spaniards.
At this point, what level of English do the Spanish aspire in 2020?
56% say they want to have an Advanced English level;
by 23% with an Intermediate level, and 16% with a Business level.
ABA English is an online English academy with 25 million students in more than 170 countries and a leader in digital English learning in southern Europe and Latin America.
Recognized Startup of the EdTech sector, it is distinguished by its unique teaching method, which transfers the principles of natural learning of the mother tongue to the digital environment using short films of its own production, as well as being the only digital academy with real teachers.
The effectiveness of its methodology is proven: according to the ABA Efficacy Study conducted by independent researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, â€‹â€‹completing a course level (24 units) in an average of 20 hours is equivalent to one semester from the United States College (WebCape measurement test).
ABA English has received the 'Best Educational App 2018' award from Reimagine Education and has been highlighted by Apple and Google as one of the best educational applications.
In addition, since 2016 it is the first fully digital academy authorized to issue official Cambridge English certifications.
Based in Barcelona, â€‹â€‹its team consists of more than 60 professionals of 20 nationalities.
Source: ABA English