Introduction: English is one of the most important Global language. Most of the international transactions of recent times were concluded in English. The language has contributed significantly in bringing people and their culture closer.
The benefits of learning English can be seen in the economic, social and political life of the people of the country.
India has undertaken the gigantic task of rapidly developing its economy, and becoming a powerful country. To fulfil this, people must have up-to-date knowledge of the different branches of science. Without expert technicians, mechanics and engineers much progress is not possible. We need them in increasing numbers. In fact, in Medical Science countries like China & Japan are 3-4 years behind India. The very reason for this is that these countries are giving very low importance to English language learning.
Besides this, a growing nation has also to guard her against various internal dangers. Under such conditions, the selection of language to be studied by the youth of the country becomes very significant. English is the store-house of scientific knowledge. Hence, its study is of great importance for a developing country like India.
Importance of English Language in India’s international affairs: India’s foreign policy is the focus of attention of all the countries of the world. The whole of the world expects to quench its thirst for peace with this policy. India wants to be friendly with all countries. She has to explain and convince others that her point of views is correct. This cannot be done without an effective medium for the exchange of ideas. English provides us with such a medium. This is the language which enjoys the status of an International language. In the U.N.O., the discussions are carried on in this language. In fact, the majority of the countries of the world conduct their business in this tongue. If India wants to play her role in international matters effectively, her people must study English language.
Importance of English in internal matter: India is a country in which people living in different parts having their own languages. The regional languages are quite different from one another. Every few kilometres language changes in India. The leaders and the administrators of the country cannot remain in contact with all these regions without a common language. It is not possible for everyone to know ten or fourteen languages. We do not have any common language at present, except English.
During the English rule, all tried to learn this language. We can feel at home in any corner of the country, if we know this language. English is the language best suited for maintaining internal unity. If we want to crush the provincial, communal and separatist tendencies of our people, we must continue to study it. English is the most important means of national integration with terrorism raising its, ugly head in different parts of the country. We must study English.
Importance of English in Technological and Scientific advancement: Major technological and scientific advancements have been written in English language. This is the age of science. The world is changing at a terrific speed. This is all due to the scientific and technological progress which the other countries have made. If we want to keep pace with these fast moving countries, scientific and technological research must be made in our own land. We can advance only through knowledge of these subjects. Ultimately, we have to depend upon English. To produce first rate scientists and technicians, English must be taught to our people as good and useful books on these subjects are available in this language only.
Importance of English for higher studies: For proper mental development it is essential that we study the best literature. If we want to shed the feeling of false superiority and to broaden our minds, we must be ever-ready to take the best from others. Now, the literatures of other counties and of our own different languages can be easily obtained in English. In our own languages, modern up-to-date literature is not available. This makes it essential that our young men continue to learn English. Moreover, many a young men go to foreign countries for advanced studies. They need good knowledge of English. Its importance for such scholars is indeed very great.
Use of English for Seeking Job: Even after the completion of their studies, the students of engineering need to have sufficient proficiency in English for getting involved in the process of Job seeking. The vacancies for the jobs are often found announced in English. For understanding the announcements also, they need to possess the capability to perceive what information the vacancy announcements contain.
After being able to understand what the announcement of Job vacancy means what requirements they need to meet for being legible for the vacant post. Furthermore, they have to apply for the post lying vacant in the concerned company. As they prepare themselves for applying for the job, they need to write a very impressive letter of job application. At this moment also, the quality and standard of their English language that they have used in their letter of job applications matters much.
After the submission of the letter of Job applications also, they are required to attend both written examination and interview or group discussion. The qualities of their performance in both the examinations are often gauged on the basis of the quality of English proficiency.
Conclusion: English must be studied as an important foreign language. It must also continue to be the medium of instruction, at least in science and technology, and in other subjects also in higher classes. At the same time, our national language Hindi & other regional languages should not be ignored.
About the Author – Anil Nagpal (Chairman & MD),
Argyle HR Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Anil’s biggest passion is providing training to the aspirants. This passion reflects in their training modules which holistically focused on quality. Their training programs are highly engaging making it experiential learning where they use amalgamation of various methodologies for imparting training. Besides quality of training delivery, Argyle offers a wide network of more than 350 hand-picked experienced trainers at PAN India level which makes their training programs highly appealing and sought-after. Anil’s biggest passion is providing training to the aspirants. This passion reflects in their training modules which holistically focused on quality. Their training programs are highly engaging making it experiential learning where they use amalgamation of various methodologies for imparting training. Besides quality of training delivery, Argyle offers a wide network of more than 350 hand-picked experienced trainers at PAN India level which makes their training programs highly appealing and sought-after.