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Importance of English Language

by Vijay Garg
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English is the global language and one of the most dominating languages of the world which is having its impact on every field of work. English is also the most popular language when it comes to business, with many leading international organizations using it as their official language. English is the working language of many international organizations like NATO and the UN and it’s also the language of global advertising. The real situation is that wherever you go in the world, the common and second language is English. The English language came to India by the foreigners. Ancient time in India, the immigrants were living in this country and they introduced this language to the Indian people. Still, it is growing in India. Some individuals have proper knowledge of this language, so they are well employed in the huge companies. Nowadays, every big company wants the good English talking staff in their working place. I personally think that English and Success have become synonyms.
Importance of English Language in our Life
There are numerous merits of English in our life. Some of them are discussed below:
International Communication: English is the official language of 53 countries and spoken by around 400 million people across the globe. It is the most common second language in the world. If you want to interact with someone from another country then the chances are that you will both speak English to communicate. Everyone has to understand the English language because people from different regions know different languages due to which they cannot understand each other, at that time English is the only medium to interact with each other.
The Language of Business: It has become a necessity for people to speak English if they are in a global workforce. There are various global companies and organizations all over the world in which English is mandated as well as their official corporate language. In a survey of a local newspaper, it is stated that cross-border business communication is most often conducted in English.
Hollywood: Hollywood is the best platform for global entertainment, so it’s obvious that English would become the main language for movie-making. However, the movies are often dubbed over or subtitled but they are really best enjoyed in the language in which they were intended. Many foreign actors have learned to speak in English for the simple reason that they must know how to speak the language to be the part of the Hollywood. Millions of foreigners watch Hollywood films in English with help of subtitles. So, we have to admit that English is the prevalent language in the world’s largest movie industry.
Global Language: As English is the global language, so we can use it around the world. It is the common language. Students can go abroad for their studies if they have the proper knowledge of this language. If they have weak command over English then they may face the difficulty of adjusting to the new environment.
The Language of the Internet: A large numbers of websites on the Internet nowadays are in English and it’s estimated that more than half of the entire online material is published in English. It becomes the unofficial language of the internet. So, we can say that internet speaks English. Learning English is important as it gives you access to over half the content on the internet. Knowing how to read and understand English will allow you access to billions of pages of information which are available on the internet.
Social Status: There are numbers of business opportunities in the developing nations and if you have good knowledge of English you can avail the chance. Moreover, if you speak fluent English, your job opportunities are much better than those who are average in English, and it is inevitably leading to a certain social status being assigned to fluent English speakers. The number of people trying to learn the language is growing day by day because of this social status factor.
Useful for Students: For the prosperous future of the students, they should have the better command over this language. They must practice English from their school age so that when it’s time for their career building they have a good grip over the language and can able to avail the bundle of opportunities. Also, there are large numbers of books that are written in the English language. English literature is vast and rich. Many of the latest scientific discoveries are documented in English.
So, students should have knowledge of English so that they can understand all these material and enhance their knowledge. Besides this, many universities and schools worldwide are offering an increasing number of courses taught exclusively in English. In order to take advantage of a number of study opportunities and courses, English will be a necessity. Furthermore, for a research study or other publication to get sufficient attention, it should be published in English.
Career Opportunities: If you have a vast knowledge of English then there are various fields in which you can pursue your career. To begin with, Call centres and helpline centres, where you need to have good English speaking skills in order to understand and make the other person understand the problem. Then comes the translation either translating English to some other language or vice versa. Also, Anchoring carrier also requires a person with good speaking ability who can instantaneously frame words and phrases in a good way. Further, writing and editing, to write a good stuff requires a good knowledge of using the words in such a way so that the audience becomes more interested in reading your content. So, such writing needs a person with good ability in thinking and writing in English. Moreover, carriers like acting, dancing, singing etc. though need not a qualification in English but if you have good English speaking skills then you are likely to become more famous and communicating with the people. There are various other professions like RJ (Radio Jockey), Journalism, Marketing and Advertisement in which you can achieve a good position if you have good knowledge of the language.
Interstate Communication: In India, people going from North to South for education or business mostly communicate in English, due to which English has become a link language. Keeping this in mind, the Parliament has also recognized English as an official language in addition to Hindi. The people from different states and with different languages cannot able to understand each other but they can easily understand the English language, and it became the link between these people. In such cases, it is very profitable for the interstate communications. Here, we cannot deny the importance of this language in our life.
Language of Tourism: English plays a vital role in the tourism for the both; tourist as well as local. Tourists and local people can understand each other. English has the ability to motivate international tourists. With the better knowledge of the English language, we can understand the culture of the place where we visit as a tourist. We can create better internal and external communication. As every place has their own rules and regulation, we are able to understand them if we know English and follow them because mostly sign and warning boards are in English.
We admit it that there are some absolute advantages of regional languages over English no doubt, but in spite of that, there is the need and importance of English language in our life. There are many advantages to this style as discussed above. No one can avoid its importance because it is necessary for everyone. People can use it internationally. The other regional language of the country is absolutely the good, but the English language in our life has most needs and importance. Consequently, English is the best language in the worldwide.


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