Learning English language, the need of the hour
Desires becomes need
The demand to learn English is not new, it goes back to the early days. But in recent times due to amplified globalization, the demand has now become the ‘’NEED’’. Be it your school, college, workplace or even in day to day life, speaking English has become quintessential for all. Are you aware of it that English is by far the world’s most studied language and 20% of the world speaks it? It is the native language of over 375 million people worldwide and if we add the number of people who speak English as a second official language, the number goes to over 750 million people. These numbers are enough to understand the prominence of the language on the international forefront.
Universal applicability of the language
Seeing the global importance of the language, today from the very early stage itself Indian parents are pushing their kids to learn English. Today in India, parents feel that it’s important for their children to be proficient in English as it is one of the world’s most spoken languages. Be it in your school, college, workplace or any social gathering, you will be looked upon with respect only if you know how to communicate in English. Today the language has become an integral for communication between states, the Central Government and foreign companies.
According to the 2011 Census data, English is the prime language of 256,000 people, the 2nd language of 83 million people, and the 3rd language of another 46 million people, making it the second-most commonly spoken language after Hindi.
The language of the masses
Gone are the days, when people used to take English as the language of the elite and of governance in India. Now, it has become the language of the mango people, a cult language. However, still, the language is far more an urban than a rural phenomenon. But with the changing times and increasing, urbanization one can see the uprise. There are multiple factors that are driving the need to learn English from the very beginning. It is required everywhere from your child’s admission to parent-teacher meetings to college admission to corporate interviews, overseas dealings and so on.
Uplift your social game
Another important factor that is driving the urge among people to learn and speak English is the exploding internet culture. With the explosion of the internet, people felt the need to learn English to communicate with people on the other side. Social media appears to be one of the biggest mounting influencers for the English language. The introduction of new words, new meanings for old words and changes in the way we communicate show the importance of social media and the stamp it’s making on the English language. The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) on social media affects us all sometimes and it can often perpetuate this anxiety. People suffer this as they are not able to interact in English on social platforms.
In recent times India has seen a heavy pull of private schools, colleges, Multi-National Corporates, and other foreign services and all they look for is talented individuals with a strong grip on English. Also as India’s relations with foreign countries has become much smoother the job opportunities have increased incredibly. Hence, people here are now more curious to learn English than at any time before.
To meet the rising demand for English learning in India, there are so many institutes coming up with pocket-friendly courses. Let’s talk about our Capital city where you can find several English speaking classes who are offering different language courses to the seekers. For example, inlingua New Delhi is one such English speaking coaching in Delhi which has tailor-made courses for its students. They not only provide English learning classes but also foreign languages such as French, German and Spanish. So, don’t wait for the right time as it will never come, the right time is now wake up and learn English. #SpeakUp.
Saket Pathak, 21 June, 2019 (1:30 PM)