Importance of English in various fields of Knowledge. Place of English in world’s literature . English in Pakistan. English language is essential for higher education.What should be the medium of instruction.
Importance Of English Language in Education
1- English an international Language
English is the most important world language today. No language is so widespread as language.The number of people who speak English now exceeds 400 million. In most of the developing countries in Asia and Africa, English is the medium of instruction.They also translate famous English books into their languages.They know that to the diffusion of Knowledge and for the progress of their countries in various fields, English is indispensable. English provides the readiest access to the cream of world scholarship and to the bulk of world trade.English is the key which opens doors to scientific and technical knowledge indispensable to the ecnomic and political development of vast areas of the world. An increase in the knowledge of English can contribute directly to greater understanding among nations. It can also be the mean of assuring access to a treasure house of man’s knowledge about himself, about his political experiments, his philosophies and his inner human needs (US Government Publication ‘International Education and Cultural Exchange’. From the V-standard on words English is taught as a compulsory subject in China and Germany.
Scientists have found out that five thousand newspapers, more than half of the newspapers published in the world, are published in English. Even in many countries where English is a minority language, there is still at least one newspaper in English. It can allow you to understand people all over around the world, gain knowledge from new technologies, and connect your understandings while traveling from places to places. English Language is used in two major ways:
Importance For Job Seekers:
For people who are seeking jobs or are already concerned with their jobs as well as business persons. For all such people command on English language is very much necessary. For employees their salary depends upon their communication and handling power more than their work. Hence knowing Language is a powerful tool.
Main Part Of Academic English:
- is usually formal in tone and impersonal in style
- avoids contractions or shortened forms of verbs, such as won’t, doesn’t or it’s
- avoids using a linking word such as ‘and’ or ‘but’ at the beginning of a sentence
- avoids personal pronouns such as I, me, you, your
- may use the passive form of verbs
- avoids verbs that are composed of multiple words, such as ‘give up’, ‘put up with’
- tends to employ a cautious way of explaining findings, using expressions such as ‘may’, ‘it is possible that…’, ‘could.
- reading and understanding your study materials
- writing about your subject.
- describe an object or situation
- describe a process or how something works
- explain something.
English is the most used language which is written world-widely. In written, it’s the most effective and precise way. It should have correctness, concreteness, clarity, courtesy in it. One should maintain a clear degree, using words from dictionary doesn’t mean that you have a good vocabulary. You should know the strategy ‘When to use, and how to use’. Short and clear statements must be used. Write in a specific language is a tricky task and for that purpose you must have to improve your tenses as well as a good vocabulary is required. You should read more novels, digests, newspaper, watch subtitles of movie carefully. Use a dictionary for difficult words as well as memorize them.
While communicating you need to speak clearly, paying attention to your tone and pitch. Ensure that you don’t mumble or recite your points again and again, it seems unimpressive and the listener take you as nerd. You should be sure about your logic, facts and figures. Modulate your tone within the context of the topic. Ensure that you do not ramble or recite your points, as it may seem very unimpressive, which might also project you as unintelligent. Make sure that you are speaking effortlessly, preferably at a slow pace and not just uttering what you have memorized.Your talking styles matters, and it should be frank and confident along with accuracy.
Good communicators know the importance of listening. They will tell you that listening is more important than even speaking. While in a conversation, if you do not listen carefully to what others are speaking, it will appear as if you are simply trying to put your point of view only and trying to dominate others, which might project you as very arrogant. This at times may prove a pitfall for you. Resist distractions and encourage the speaker. A good listener has the power to create a good audience, so try to maximize your audience and pay regard to what they say.
The demand for English Language is getting enhanced day by day, in European countries they use the same, but in Eastern countries like Pakistan, Asia, India people with high and effective vocabulary and accent are preferred more. People with good English as a skill get more chances to get success and have appealing resume. In first impression, they create their good image. The people who are not aware of it, have to face many problems. Improving your communication comes with regular practice.
As proven, ‘Practice makes a man perfect’. No matter how intelligent you are, your communication skill is the only attribute that convince your listener or reader. Many courses like IELTS and TOEFL etc are recommended but all is about your own will. but some people are not able to do such courses, for them I’d recommend to buy CD’s of English language and practice. To write at your own as well as try to speak in front of others. Good vocabulary usage via having a dictionary is a great source.