Taking a Basic English course can open a whole new world to you. The ability to read and write in English will enable you to further you education in other ways. Most education institutions teach in English and have work books and study materials that are written in English. The more education you have and the more skills that you are able to learn, the better the lifestyle that you will be able to access. You will also be able to communicate better with other people. Although English is just one of the eleven official languages in South Africa, most people use it as a common language to break down any communication barriers.