Importance of English Language In India – Essay 1.
The English language is among the leading languages in terms of usage all over the world. As such, it can be said that as a language, it plays a very important role in the everyday running of countries and the world at large.
English language provides an insight into diverse cultures. Being based on a basic alphabet, it easy and quick to learn compared to the other languages.
Because English language is spoken in many parts of India, many of the schools have integrated it into their programmes as they know it makes students liable to more opportunities.
English language is used in many of the Indian websites on the internet and therefore knowing the language gives you access to many websites so that you can participate in forums and discussions over the internet.
English is among the popular language of the India media industry therefore understanding it eliminates the need for translations so you can enjoy books, movies, songs and TV shows.
There is a lot of people to meet and speak to in English. Learning English language therefore increases one’s chances of securing a good employment in one’s country as well as abroad.
Many Multinational companies locally and internationally now use the knowledge of the English language as a criterion for employment because they appreciate the role played by English language in the 21st Century economy. Similarly, individuals are seeking to learn the language with the intention of expanding opportunities for themselves career wise.
By Mary (2019)
Importance of English Language in India – Essay 2
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 narrowing the gap between the geographical boundaries.
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 it’s economy, and becoming a powerful country. To fulfill 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.
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.
Importance of English in internal matter: India is a country in which people living in different parts have their own languages. The regional languages are quite different from one another. 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.
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.
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 literature 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.
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 regional languages should not be ignored.
By Nikhil (2015)