The British Council in their report “The English Effect” estimate that 2 billion people will be speaking or learning English by 2020. Emerging countries recognise the economic value of producing large numbers of skilled graduates able to communicate in English.
In China in 2021 it has been decreed that all 9.4 million students that sit the National College Entrance Examination ( Gaokao ) will have to sit an oral English test and be sufficiently fluent in English to be admitted to University.
In Nigeria the number of people learning English will grow by 40% in the next decade.
Speak Together will provide the people learning English the opportunity to speak and listen to English as spoken by a native English speaker as part of a flowing conversation. Importantly this will help the “shy” learners as they can have one to one conversation in private.