International Importance of English
Most of the countries have English as their second language, with India being one of them. Today, English is the need and has emerged as a language for survival in this competitive world. So, irrespective of which career one pursues, an excellence in spoken English is a virtual must. Not just professionally, but also in social circles one cannot do without it.
It is estimated that the number of people in the world that use in English to communicate on a regular basis is 2 billion! . One of the reasons why it's the universal language is because it's the 'business language'. For example if a company or a client is dealing with a foreign company with a different mother tongue, they will use the English, the universal language to communicate to each other .Studies have shown, that the presence of English language skills are related to social and economic indicators, such as income and other factors.
Furthermore it is the most dominant language of diplomacy, business and science, economy, computer and internet. It should also be noted that more than 90% of websites are written and created in English with 80% of the data stored in the computers around the world is in English. If you do not speak English this is a lot of information that won't have access to. An impressive 36% of the internet users communicate in English.
Today a good knowledge in English belongs to the most important requirements in many professions. A person that speaks English well also has a better chance of finding a good job abroad. Many multi-national companies when dealing with cross-border business communication
Many of the world's top films, books and music are published and produced in English. And the same goes with most of the content available on the internet.
In the educational field, almost 60% of the advanced research and curriculum development is done in English. In most of the countries children are encouraged to learn English at the school levels and when they go for higher education, almost all subjects are in English.
The beginning of the 21st century is a time of global transition. According to some experts, faster economic globalization is going hand in hand with the growing use of English. More and more people are being encouraged