In the early history the British had colonies all over the world. The native of these colonies learned English for their benefit. As English was the language of the rulers the natives learned English eagerly. That is how English become a universal language. Now most of these colonies are free. Yet the English language continues to be used there. Sri Lanka is one of them. Even now if one knows English he or she can travel to any part of the world without much difficulty. There are other important reasons why we should learn English.
All the best books on Science, medicine, technology, religion and laws are all written in English. The words in the English language are short and convey the meaningfully. Another reason is that the English language has been developing to suit the changing needs of the time. This is also an official language of the United Nations and International Olympic committee and many other organizations. English is spoken as a first language by around 375 million and as a second language by around 375 million speakers. Around 750 million people are believed to speak English as a foreign language.
Where ever you go around the world you can find English signs and advertisements. When you enter a restaurant, hotel or a shop they can understand the English. They have written their menus in English. If English not your mother tongue you will immediately learn English, because you know that it is connect the whole world and it is easy to put you in touch with more people. English is now already a global language and it is widespread all over the world. Log on to the internet most of the sites are in English.
If English is not your mother tongue you immediately, because you know that it will connect the whole world. And you can communicate with people easily. To become a global language it has to be speaking many numbers of people if all over the world. And it will be easy to learn. So the English has these qualities. It is easy to learn. The alphabet of the English has only twenty six letters. They are can be written in lowercase and uppercase. When you use the personal computer it is very easy to write in English. It can simply impress ideas.
Many of the countries are used to learn English as a second language. Global language means a language accomplish genuinely global status when it is develops a special role that is recognized in every country. Some of parents are trying to learn English to their child from their childhood, if his or her mother tongue is not the English. Sometimes the baby is learning the foreign language as their mother tongue. Many of the academics used English as their main language. And also many valuable and important books are in English and some are mostly translated to English.
This has less grammar compare to the other languages. In 1848 reviewer in the British periodical The Athenaeum Wrote: In its easiness of grammatical construction, in its paucity of inflection, in its almost total disregard of the distinctions of gender excepting those of nature, in the simplicity and precision of its terminations and auxiliary verbs, not less than in the majesty, vigor copiousness of its expression, our mother tongue seems well adapted by organization to become the language of the world. It is also heavily needed in the business world as well as your own private world.
English also teaches you to communicate and process things more accurately. If we didn’t have a set English language communicating would be extremely difficult. The main reason to study English is to sound educated and literate. In order to advance in the professional world, you must have proper English and good speech. If you an employee and known English well you can easy to work with your organization. Most of the official meetings they used English, because it is easy to understand everything to everyone.
When you travel in the world it is important to have a good knowledge in English and it will help you to travel and if you missed your way to go and it is easy to ask someone what is the right way. And when you order something to eat, buy ticket and many more things can do with speak in English. You can learn literary, poetry and other cultures also. You can watch and understand TV programs, films, music and many more things that are in English. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. (Nelson Mandela). English is not only for international commerce, it has been very useful for inter-state communication. People going from over the world or even inside their country for education or business mostly communicate in English, which has become a link language. Some of the parliaments have also recognized English as an official language. In Sri Lanka also many of the parents are trying to send their children to English medium schools, because they know that without
English their child’s future become more difficulty. We can check what we learn is correctly or not compare the foreigners’ learning methods. And if you know English you can spread your own country’s cultural heritage and the value of your country to whole world. English is the language of business. If we use natural languages in our companies, it will become more trouble to share the things to all of the people. So, using English as a business language is already become a reality. When you get China that is a major country in the global market.
Major employers such as Nissan Motor, Sony, Fast Retailing, Sumida and Nippon Sheet Glass have made similar mandates that English is the primary language of the communication. Companies require increasing numbers of their employees to have knowledge of this language. This knowledge is no longer the preserve of people in positions of responsibility; technicians who have to phone for support in another country and receptionists who receive foreign delegations also need to be able to do certain parts of their jobs in English. Companies therefore allocate a proportion of their training budgets to business English courses.
This more diverse demand has led to the development of training courses which specialize in exactly what the delegate needs to know in order to be able to function correctly at work. As Business is done in English between people who are not necessarily native speakers of the language, a simplified version of English is now emerging. This version is sometimes called ’standard’ or ‘international’ English. This new type of English for Business purposes is trimmed of all the non-essential grammatical structures and has a reduced common vocabulary.
Globalization is a series of social, economical, technological, cultural, and political changes that promote interdependence and growth. The whole world is connected together in this globalization. It can help easily to connect with the people. English is the language of globalization. Then if you know English you can share your ideas and everything with world. You can get a knowledge about the changes in the world, how the cultures in different countries, and many more things with the English language.
You can impress so many ideas with different peoples in different countries. We can say English is the language of Business and globalization. But, sometimes the people are hurry to learn English as a foreign language, and they easily forget their mother tongue. This caused the deaths of some languages. We must not do this things happen. Because in every language has its own valuable things. And we have to protect them. It will help to continue our culture to the future. And also we have to remember to learn English fluently and it will help us in many ways.