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Significance of English Language!



Significance of English Speaking in Global Village:

“If you speak fluent English, you are unbeatable anywhere you go.” – A GRE aspirant tells his junior at college.

“In Metros, if you don’t reply in English, you are considered uncivilized even by salespersons.”- Aunt from city preaches her niece.

“HR can be easily convinced if you speak in English, trust me! So, improve your communication skills.”- A soft skills trainer assures a class full of engineering students.

“I’d have been in a better job if I had learnt English well. I don’t want you to be like me.” – A guilt-ridden father vents out to his teenage son.

Does it have the largest number of speakers in the world? - No, but Chinese has.

Is the oldest language on the earth? – No, but Sanskrit is.

Is it the easiest language to learn? – No, there are scores of easier languages round the globe.

Then, what brought English the cult status it is enjoying? Why does the society look down upon those who cannot speak English? How did it obtain this omnipresence? The answers to these questions take us back to 1700’s.

Those were the days when all the products were man-made. Agriculture, textile, consumer goods, food products, etc. - every field relied on human or animal effort for its output. Demand and supply met each other and human race was in harmony.

Ripples of unrest started spreading as the mid 1700’s saw a sudden surge in the world population. It increased by almost 1.5 folds. More and more people started migrating to cities in search of better living and wages. Average consumption increased- demand and supply hardly met. Meanwhile in England, with the invention of spinning jenny, the cotton production got encouragement. More capital was generated by the sale of cotton products, which are affordable to layman. The economy of England flourished. Focus was shifted to science and research with a hope to attain better standard of living. The invention of steam engine by James Watt in 1760’s further triggered this hope. It made the transportation of goods among distant places easy. Thus began the historical and momentous ‘Industrial Revolution’ in England. More and more inventions which drastically reduced the need of human effort were made. This revolution spread across Europe and later to America like wild fire. England, the pioneer of Machine Power emerged as a world power by the name Great Britain. Its colonies were established around the globe, needless to say, even in India.

With the advent of machines into human life, more skilled workers are needed to operate the machines. So, the British started to educate the people in its colonies through English language. Thus it became inevitable for people to learn English in order to work in industries. As the technology advanced, its bond with English language strengthened and here we are now- English emerged as a global language.

Today, English penetrated so much into us, particularly Indians that it is apparently a lifesaver in all walks of life. All the recruiting companies expect the aspiring engineers to be good at English. Many families speak English in their homes to make their children comfortable with it from childhood. We can’t even speak our native languages without the influence of English. It got ingrained into us to such an extent.

It is vital for every engineer to be able to communicate flawlessly in- both verbal and written- English. Today we are in a global market and the clients hail from every nook and cranny of the world. So, a good knowledge of colloquial English helps us engage with them fruitfully. Mere possession of technical know-how confines us to our region or state. But having good communication skills in English opens doors to the world of opportunities. It lets us take an active part in presentations and meetings conducted at work place which in turn contributes to our career development. For these underlying advantages, communications skills in English are often referred to as the ‘icing on the cake’ of technical knowledge.

Hence, it is high time that we recognized the prominence of this gentleman’s language. Let us indulge ourselves in bettering our English to soar our careers in the high skies of global village.