I have just come back from a trip to Iceland. It is an amazing country, probably one of the most beautiful I have ever been to. Definitely an item in any bucket list. Tourism continues to grow and it receives daily visitors from all over the globe. However, only about 340 thousand people in the world speak Icelandic. Yes, you are right if you thought that’s not that many. So how do the tourists communicate with Icelanders? English.
Having good command of English will open countless doors around the globe. It is, after all, the language of the world. Any international trip will require some knowledge of English, at least. In my recent travels I have been to Germany, Poland, Denmark, and, as I’ve mentioned, Iceland. I used English to communicate in all of them.
In any trip, there is already so much to worry about: visa, the weather, accommodations, currency exchange, tourist attractions, health insurance, and more. Not knowing how to communicate in English will only add language to the list of things to worry yourself.
How well can you do the following in English?
Don’t let language be the barrier separating you from the rest of the world. Learn English.