Learning English - Essay ExampleÂ I was born and raised in a Middle Eastern country. one of my uncles was a well-known businessman who had dealings with people from all over the world. As a child, I often heard him interact with them in a different language and at one time, I gained the courage to ask him what language it was. That was the first time that I encountered the word English and I became fascinated with it. Â My uncle told me that English, like Arabic, was an international language which was used to communicate with people all over the world, no matter their nationality. Â However, in my country, there was little opportunity for learning this language because the medium of teaching in school was mainly in Arabic. Despite this, I resolved that there would come a time when I would learn English and be able to communicate with people from other cultures. My opportunity came when my application to Middle Tennessee State University was accepted and became the turning point because of my desire to learn English came to be satisfied.