Everyone knows that developers are the professionals of the future. There are many fields of work in which the skills of a developer are necessary… And there are more and more of them!

From the most obvious technological field, to security, academic, finance and even medical, the work of developers has a huge projection, not only in the present, but in the coming years.

The good news is that you can access excellent job opportunities remotely, improving your income and your quality of life.

On the other hand, it is a demanding career that forces you to keep up to date on the latest developments to apply to your clients’ products.

That increases your level of demand. And knowing that most, if not all, of the valuable content in your niche is generated in English, increases it even more.

So yes: if you are a developer you have to speak English.

In this article we tell you 3 reasons why you should improve your English skills.

Reasons to speak English if you are a developer

If you have ever wondered how important it is to improve your English in your career as a developer, the answer is what you are thinking: it is very important.

And it’s not just because all the valuable information is available in this language or because the code is not exactly written in English.

Let’s look at 3 reasons why you should speak a second language.

1. Access global resources

Let’s start with the most obvious. With English, you can explore blogs, tutorials and technical documentation from around the world.

And specialized blogs are an essential tool to keep you up to date on the most relevant updates in the world of developers.

Blogs like Smashing Magazine, which publishes high-quality articles on web design, front-end development and UX/UI; A List Apart, where experts share their content on common challenges in creating modern websites; or CSS-Tricks, which offers detailed tutorials on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other web technologies.

Did you guess what they have in common? Exactly! They are all written in English. And no: it’s not enough to use an automatic translator, which won’t give you enough context for the information.

2. Effective communication

Another great resource for improving your skills as a developer is expert forums. But, again, most of the experts in these forums write in English. This makes it easier to communicate with colleagues to resolve your concerns and also with international clients who speak English, either natively or as a second language. Being able to express your ideas and understand those of others enhances collaboration and successful projects.

3. Better job opportunities

One of the things that make the world of development more attractive is that it pays very well, which has the potential to improve your quality of life. But it’s no secret that the best projects, at least the most economically attractive ones, are in countries like the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. Many technology companies based in many parts of the world are looking for developers with English skills. Thinking in English increases your chances of finding exciting and well-paid job opportunities.

We hope these 3 reasons will motivate you to take the step to start speaking English.

We have some good news. At Lynx we have developed an English program 100% focused on developers.

With English for Developers by Lynx you learn all the technical language you need to keep up to date in this challenging working world, while strengthening your skills to communicate with colleagues and clients in other parts of the world.

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