It includes the study undertaken to understand the importance of the English language in the present scenario. Understanding each other with good communication urges people to acquire global languages among the most important and influencing language is the English language.
1. International Journal of Academic Research ISSN: 2348-7666; Vol.3, Issue-4(2), April, 2016 Impact Factor: 3.075; Email: [email protected] Importance of English Language in today’s World M.Samanth Reddy, Lecturer in English, Pragati Mahavidyalaya Degree & P.G.College, Koti, Hyderabad As social beings human beings need to communicate to each other communication is very important because everything is impossible to be done without communication. Human beings use language as the means of communication. Since the prehistoric era until the current era language always develops. Communication is more effective because world develops language itself. The language concept including grammar and parole is the speech concept. Nowadays in the global era communication has become one of the most crucial elements. Without good communication people from different nations won’t be able to understand each other. When people don’t understand each other there are possibilities that misunderstanding will happen need to understand each other with good communication urges people to acquire global languages among the most important and influencing language is English language. The study was under taken to understand the importance of English language in present scenario. Keywords: English Language, booming, communication Introduction: History of English: English came about in England Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and in English is now a global lingua franca but the south eastern part of Scotland. was first a West Germanic Language English influences of United Kingdom spoken in medieval England. Currently, and Great Britain throughout the British English is the first language for the Empire form the seventeenth to the mid- majority of the people in several twentieth century’s the language has countries. There are about 375 million been propagated widely around the English as first language speakers and world. 750 million English as second language speakers. English is an official or special Old English is the collective term for the status in 70 countries. fusion of closely related dialects resulted English. Germanic setters who settled on The market for English as a Second Great Britain’s eastern language resulted Language is booming and more individual in indigoes spoke this language which at are studying courses such as this one that the time was called Angles. This was will help them improve own accent and from the Schleswig Holstein used to be understand native English. English the Angel in ancestral region influence learners opt to take English to develop came from the Viking invasions in the 9th for communication socially with others to and 10th centuries. become part of global economy. The influence of Great Britain and United States on international relations www.ijar.org.in 179
2. International Journal of Academic Research ISSN: 2348-7666; Vol.3, Issue-4(2), April, 2016 Impact Factor: 3.075; Email: [email protected] and political affairs for the past century Major destinations for tourists such as has ensured acceptance and proliferation Australia, Great Britain and the United of English as the main language spoken states all use English as a first language. in many countries. Plus even countries that don’t speak English offer services for tourists in For higher officials and diplomats in English. The moment you learn to speak major countries a working knowledge of and read the English language, you can English is important. They can better speak to everyone you meet in the course grasp the vessel and nuance of of your travels. international diplomacy and global affairs. When travelling to locations where people speak English, you won’t have to worry In a globalised and interconnected world about being able to find someone to help the importance of English cannot be you with direction you can understand if overstated for immigrants by the millions you lose your way. When dinning out, you that come to the USA form countries that can order dishes you actually like since don’t speak English. When we travel to you will understand all the ingredients countries the English is main language written in English. and it is an important to speak and understand. Review of Literature: In many counties and markets, knowing Alfitri, (2012). A research proved that in English opens opportunities of job internet, more than 80% of the sites use employment. English is the English as the medium language while communication medium in fields such as 20% of the rest use the other languages science and aviation. such as Indonesian, Chinese, and the other It indicates that if people do not Multilateral agencies and institutions in learn English as their second language the four United Nation cities of Geneva, they will only acquire less than 20% of The Hague, Vienna and New York recruit the new knowledge, for nowadays new multilingual-skilled professionals. knowledge is mostly shared through the However, they also expect each candidate internet. to have good skills of speaking English. The 50-plus countries that were former Mujiyanto et al (2010:2) defines culture British as the result of human endeavor to maintain their life, maintain their Dependencies or colonies making up the bloodline, and to raise their prosperity; Commonwealth of Nations also offer therefore culture can be defined as the numerous opportunities of employment realization of human’s endeavor against to those who communicate in and the challenges in the process of their understand English. You can brush up on adaptation towards the environments. It English by taking courses such as this means that environment changes can one that show you 8 secrets to English really affect human’s cultural life; when www.ijar.org.in 180
3. International Journal of Academic Research ISSN: 2348-7666; Vol.3, Issue-4(2), April, 2016 Impact Factor: 3.075; Email: [email protected] the cultural atmospheres changes, so will written in English or quickly translated the cultural life. in English. English is the medium of instruction in Education in most Mujiyanto et al (2010:5-6) explains that universities and higher education culture as civilization is divided into two institutes of the world. classification; they are high culture and low culture. A society is considered as For Getting Job: English is essential for highly cultured when the people have getting a good job and better salaries. highly reading habit, tend to write, Multinational business organizations and dedicate themselves to the knowledge many international corporations ask for development, realize their health value, people who have a good working and so on. knowledge of English. Even job advertisements in local market also Sneddon, (2003). As a global language, it require English knowing people. People is obvious that English plays an who go abroad for work also need to important role in the international know English. English is need for a interaction. International interactions variety of jobs as like air hostess, pilot, include economic relationship among travel guide, media manager etc. countries, international business relationship, global trading, and others. For Information: In today’s world of In this kind of international interactions, information superhighway, English is English mainly acts as a global lingua essential for getting easy access to any franca. Lingua franca is a language that information. Almost any information is is used to communicate among different available is English. English is the people from different countries. language of information technology and internet. Importance of English: In Media And Entertainment: English is English plays an important role in our important for access to world media and everyday life; there is Great utility of Entertainment. Satellite channels around English in modern world. So, the use of the world telecast news and views in English should be continued along with English. Games and sports are telecast Hind and other regional languages. live and their commentaries are also broadcasted in English. Cinemas, In Business: English is used widely by cartoons and other media productions are international business community. To available in English. communicate across national borders and maintain correspondence with overseas English language is widely used in official business parties or professionals, English communications: The abolition of English is essential. will adversely affect the office work. Most office-goers know English, but In Education: English is important for many of them do not know other higher education and specialized training. languages besides their mother-tongue or Most of the books on any subjects are regional language. Thus, they www.ijar.org.in 181
4. International Journal of Academic Research ISSN: 2348-7666; Vol.3, Issue-4(2), April, 2016 Impact Factor: 3.075; Email: [email protected] communicate with each other in English incredible amount of information which for their everyday work. So, if the office- may not be otherwise available! goers are asked to bid goodbye to the English language, they will face a great Importance English international difficulty. language: Language is the medium by which a For International Relation: English is person communicates his thoughts and important for maintaining international feelings to his fellow men. It is the tool, relations and communications. It is the with which he conducts his business in language of diplomacy, international the society. It is a vehicle, by which politics and meetings and conferences. different subject matters are transmitted. Four reasons why learning English is so A person must know something of the Important: structure of his language, its position in the world and its relation to other 1. English may not be the most spoken tongues. A language lives in a society so language in the world, but it is the official long as people speak it and use it as their language in a large number of countries. native tongue. A language is important It is estimated that the number of people because the people who speak it are in the world that use in English to important politically, socially, communicate on a regular basic is 2 commercially, economically and billions culturally. Importance of English language is doubtlessly great. It is spoken 2. English is the dominant business by more than 340 million people as a first language and it has become almost a language in United Kingdom and the necessity for people to speak English if United States. they are to enter a global workforce, research from all over the world shows English is widely used as an international that cross-border business language throughout the world. It is one communication is most often conducted of the official languages, even in most of in English. It’s important in the global the countries of the third world. It is also market place therefore cannot be used for international communication. understand, learning English really can English is the highly developed language change your life. which has the ability to express ideas and it is the means of revelation of modern 3. Many of the world’s top films, books civilization. and music are published and produced in Importance of English language is due to English. Therefore by learning English its international use. It is a fact that a you will have access to a great wealth of vast knowledge of the universe has been entertainment and will be able to have a demonstrated in this language. For the greater cultural understanding. achievement of that knowledge, it is essential to understand this international 4. Most of the content produced on the language. We may assume that it shares internet (50%) is in English. So knowing with the other highly developed English will allow you access to an languages of Europe the ability to express www.ijar.org.in 182
5. International Journal of Academic Research ISSN: 2348-7666; Vol.3, Issue-4(2), April, 2016 Impact Factor: 3.075; Email: [email protected] the multiplicity of ideas and the parts that are Grammar and Vocabulary refinement of thoughts that demand (it is reading and writing). Even the expression in our modern civilization. educational system supports this notion through dull curricula, teaching methods In this modern age when electronic media and exams that only measure reading and has widely spread all over the world, it is writing. When students come to TOEFL necessary to have the knowledge of this or IELTS, they do fail in the very critical language because it is the medium of skills which are speaking and listening. communication and a person, lacking the knowledge of this language can't get These skills are going to help them pass awareness of the universal knowledge. tests like TOEFL or IELTS to apply for abroad universities after graduation or As it is obvious the universal study is working in industry where English is mostly revealed in this language, so its mainly used. In addition to inspiring worth can't be descended. It is the age of students with the language that will help scientific advancement and mechanical them exchange experiences with other approach, the subject matter of which is people from different cultures through demonstrated in English language, so it the social media and support students of is an essential necessity of the people to practical colleges like medicine or learn English language. English has geometry where English is the study proved itself, as a torch-bearing to the language. nations of the third world. It is contemplated as the means of ascending Conclusion: The importance of English cannot be It is the age of scientific advancement denied. English is an international and mechanical approach, the subject language in the world. Most people are matter of which is demonstrated in using this language on the daily life. It is English language, so it is an essential an important language because we use necessity of the people to learn this this language to communication with language. English has proved itself, as a other countries people. English is a torch-bearing to the nations of the third common language and you can use world. It is contemplated as the means of English to become an international ascending knowledge. person. In this global era the people are urged to be able to communicate globally. Skills of English Language: English language plays a very important role especially in international English has fours skills that are listening, communication. By mastering in English speaking, reading and writing. ‘To speak people will able to learn more knowledge is to listen and to write is to read.’ and gather more information. English Without the integration between these helps people to get jobs in globalization four skills, English will be clueless. In our use English as major priority. English to Egyptian environment, students believe make finding job easier and a major skill that English only consists of two main which make the category of the applicant www.ijar.org.in 183
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