English, the gateway to immense opportunities
English, the gateway to immense opportunities September 18, 2019 | Adapted from an article written by Shwetha S, first published on citytoday.news, September 17, 2019 English has become the primary language of communication in today’s world. A person gains recognition based on their English-speaking skills, both in professional and personal fields.
Today we live in the age of globalization. Anything produced or invented anywhere around the world takes on a global character or can easily become a household name. To keep pace with globalization, we need to learn and use English. Conversely, globalization requires a single language for international communication. For various reasons English has achieved the prestige of global language. As a result, it has crossed the national borders of native English-speaking countries and reached those with other mother tongues. English is no longer a unique possession of the British or American people, but a language that belongs to the populations of the world.
The importance of writing and speaking in English cannot be overstated in an increasingly interconnected world. For the millions of job seekers, business entrepreneurs, and tourists who travel the world from non-English speaking countries every year, learning to communicate in English is important to enter and ultimately succeed in mainstream English-speaking countries, as well as other international destinations.
Working proficiency in the English language generates countless opportunities in international markets and regions.
In universities and colleges in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, which attract the greatest number of international students, the primary language of instruction is English. Most of the top business schools, medical universities and advanced-study institutions are located in North America and Great Britain, and English is the language used in every activity at these institutions of higher learning. Moreover, most peer-to-peer journals and technical periodicals that give international acclaim to scientists, engineers, technologists, and technocrats are printed in English.
English may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is the official language of 53 countries and spoken by around 400 million people across the globe. Being able to speak English is not just about being able to communicate with native speakers, it’s the most common second language in the world. If you want to speak to someone from another country, then chances are, you’ll both be speaking English.
Furthermore, English is the dominant business language and it has become a necessity for people to speak and write in English. English is vital for entering the global workforce, and vital for SMEs entering global markets. Global research demonstrates that cross-border business communication is mostly conducted in English and many international companies expect employees to be proficient, if not fluent in English. If English isn’t your native language, using a writing productivity tool such as Rephraser.ai can help increase productivity and help you succeed in the business world. Rephraser.ai instantly edits and professionalizes your English writing, ensuring that your written business communication is fluent and nuanced.
Moreover, according to a report by Education First, English is the language of the Internet. An estimated 565 million people use the Internet every day, and an estimated 52 percent of the world’s most visited websites are displayed in the English language. Being equipped with English gives you access to over half the content on the Internet, billions of pages of information, which may not be otherwise available!
There are many other benefits to learning English. Prominent films, books and music are published and produced in English. Therefore, learning English gives you access to a great wealth of entertainment and a greater cultural understanding, without relying on translations and subtitles.
Having a proficient level of English up your sleeve can only enhance your life and your personal and professional success.
Adapted from an article written by Shwetha S, first published on citytoday.news, September 17, 2019