Globalisation has made it a necessity to speak a common language. There are so many languages in the world that it would be very difficult to learn many languages in order to communicate with each other. For a number of reasons English has become the International language. Why this has become so is open to debate which is the subject of another discussion. Here I list a number of reasons as to why we must learn English.
Being able to speak and understand English language you can follow all developments around the world. With the advent of the Internet we are no longer restricted geographically within borders and boundaries of where we live. We can read about developments; whether in political, technological, art, business, political, science. The list can go on. This broadens our knowledge of the world and its peoples.
People who do not speak English are restricted to the available resources in their native language and or country. Being able to speak English will not only help you when you travel but allow you to be the best in your own country with a wide range of resources available to you.
Being able to speak English helps increase your self confidence as you are continuously improving yourself, your level of knowledge in areas of interests as well as your level of English language. You are able to speak more comfortably in the language without hesitation.
Learning English opens up opportunities whether in your career, in travelling and being able to communicate with people from different cultures, learning about these cultures. It deepens your understanding on how other people live, what they believe in, what work they do and how they do it. Emphasis here is on communication which is the essence of understanding and appreciation of the world and its peoples.
Globalisation means companies would want their employees from different countries to be able to communicate and do their jobs efficiently. Being able to speak English opens the horizons in your career. You have better opportunities to find work with better salaries. It enables you to enjoy your profession and your job.
English is the language used in IT; programming languages, web and software development uses subsets of the English language. In many divisions of science, business and technology English has become the common language platform. It follows that being able to speak English will lead to better understanding of the field of your profession.
Many universities and educational institutions now do their teaching in English language. This means you are able to attend the university of your choice around the world, without having to learn the language of the country. You can have the best quality education as you are no longer restricted to educational institutions where teaching is in the native language of the country