January 8, 2021

Importance of English Language in Today’s World

Language is the source of communication. It is the way through which we share our ideas and thoughts with others. A language is a structured system of communication used by humans. Languages consist of spoken sounds in spoken languages or written elements in written languages. English is the language of communication among various nations of the world and has international standard. There are several facts as that makes us to learn English language to go through in the current times. Today’s age is the age of science and technology and all the latest information is transmitted through English. More than 90% websites that we surf are developed and designed on the basis of English language. English plays an important role in our everyday life; there is a Great utility of English in the modern world. So, the use of English should be given importance along with regional languages. But at the same time we should keep it in mind that it should not be at the cost of murder of mother language or other regional languages.
Importance of English Language in various fields:
In Education: In the field of Education, we find that English Language is the medium of instruction. Most of the syllabus of various subjects is in English. Children are taught and encouraged to learn English on starting levels. English is important for higher education and specialized training. Most of the books on any subjects are written in English or quickly translated into English. English is the medium of instruction in Education in Schools, colleges, universities and higher education institutes of the world. In Business: English is used widely by the international business community. To communicate across national borders and maintain correspondence with overseas business parties or professionals, English is essential.
Getting Job: English is essential for getting a good job and better salaries. Multinational business organizations and many international corporations ask for people who have a good working knowledge of English. Even job advertisements in the local market also require English knowing people. People who go abroad for work also need to know English. English is a need for a variety of jobs as an air hostess, pilot, travel guide, media manager, etc. For Information: In today’s world of the information superhighway, English is essential for getting easy access to any information. Almost any information is available in English. English is the language of information technology and the internet. Knowing English increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad. It’s also the language of international communication, the media and the internet, so learning English is important for socializing and entertainment as well as work! In Media and Entertainment: English is important for access to world media and Entertainment. Satellite channels around the world telecast news and views in English. Games and sports are telecast live and their commentaries are also broadcasted in English. Cinemas, cartoons, and other media productions are available in English.
The English language is widely used in official communications: The abolition of English will adversely affect office work. Most office-goers know English, but many of them do not know other languages besides their mother-tongue or regional language. Thus, they communicate with each other in English for their everyday work. So, if the office goers are asked to bid goodbye to the English language, they will face great difficulty.
For International Relation: English is important for maintaining international relations and communications. It is the language of diplomacy, international politics and meetings, and conferences. The importance of English cannot be denied. English is an international language in the world. Most people are using this language in daily life. It is an important language because we use this language to communicate with other countries people. English is a common language and you can use English to become an international person. In this global era, people are urged to be able to communicate globally. The English language plays a very important role, especially in international communication. By mastering in English people will able to learn more knowledge and gather more information. English helps people to get jobs in globalization to use English as a major priority.
Why most of the Students face difficulties in speaking/ creative writing in English: It has been observed that most of the students encounter various difficulties in English speaking ability. The prevalent problem faced by the students was ‘lack of vocabulary’, while ‘being afraid of making mistakes’ was the prime cause of problem which hindered them to speak. Generally, from a variety of research findings show that speaking is difficult. The research proves show that the frequent difficulties in speaking such as the students often have no ideas about what to say, the students are also shy and uncomfortable as well as not confident if they make mistakes. The students are afraid of making errors in class and they are not used to talking in the class since their pronunciation and vocabulary are poor and confined. These statements that speaking remains the most difficult skill to master for the majority of English Learners, and they are still incompetent in communicating orally in English.
(The author is a teacher presently posted at Govt High School Brakpora Anantnag. Views are his own) [email protected]

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