Is this really happening? Have I really started my own website? What the heck do I do now? These are some of the questions that I have been having for the past few months, while I have been setting up this website/blog.
“What is the website you’ve set up?”, you might ask. Well, let me write my FIRST blog post about what it is! Let me first start off by saying, I am by no means an expert at this, and I really have never done this type of online blogging before, but my goals for The Hardy Academy are clear. I started this English language academy with the purpose of helping English language learners learn English in more effective, fun, and interesting ways, all the while, promote education throughout the world. With my experience learning Spanish and Portuguese, and while I was living throughout Latin America, I discovered how important and beneficial it was to learn a foreign language, especially English.
English is definitely not the most spoken language in the world, but it is one of the most important. English is spoken either since birth, or as a second language by almost 2 billion people in the world. It is the primary language spoken in business, travel, technology, entertainment (AKA Hollywood), and is possibly the only relative means for mass communication today. For those who live in predominantly English speaking countries, you do not really understand how important English has become to those who do not speak it. In those foreign countries where the English language is sparse, the more you know the English language, the more opportunities you will have in your life.
As I lived in various countries around the world, I could see the difference in those people who knew English, and those who did not. If an individual spoke English, they almost always would have a good paying job, the ability to keep themselves and their families comfortable, and generally enjoy their lives. In contrast, those who did not speak English in these foreign countries, usually had difficulty finding careers to support family. I understand that this is not news for those who are currently struggling to to learn English, or do not speak English, and I hope that those who stumble upon this website will see that there are efficient way and opportunities available to them.
Language learning is difficult. I know, I’ve had to learn a couple languages that I did not understand, and I am here to tell you that it is possible. If I can do it, you can definitely do it. With The Hardy Academy, you will see, that through persistent exposure to the English Language, you will soon discover that you understand more than you thought you could, and you will be speaking English in no time!
Our purpose at The Hardy Academy is to promote education throughout the world, with an emphasis on educating women and girls. We all have heard the saying “You educate a man, you educate and individual. You educate a woman, you educate a nation.”, and if you haven’t heard that before, shame on you. More than half a billion women and girls in the world are illiterate, and a lot of those girls are out of school because of something easy to fix, like a lack of sanitary pads. With every lesson bought and sold, we at The Hardy Academy will be donating a portion of your purchase to our humanitarian fund, that promotes the empowerment of communities through healthy sanitation, literacy, early education for children, especially girls, and the building of cost effective schools that facilitate learning from anywhere in the world. If you are eager to learn English, want to better your opportunities for employment, or are wanting to pick up a hobby, why not do it while helping those who are in need. We call it learning for learning. Come join The Hardy Academy!