This article discusses some of the motivations for learning English. It is currently from the view of school students in Japan.

Who needs English[]

This is a list of the professions in which English is vital, or an advantage to have (for working in Japan):

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Politicians
  • International sports players
  • International entertainers
  • singers
  • actors
  • travel agencies
  • IT
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Elementary Teachers (especially as of 2011)
  • Translators
  • Interpreters
  • English teachers


Having accomplishments is great for motivation. The goal of learning English should not be the learning in itself; it should be for communicating an idea / thought.

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