There are several factors that make the English language essential to communication in our current time. First of all, it is the most common foreign language.
English is also essential to the field of education. In many countries, children are taught and encouraged to learn English as a second language.
English is the dominant business language and it has become almost a necessity for people to speak English if they are to enter a global workforce.
Former prime minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said: “In the past, it was Greek, then it was Arabic, then it was Latin and from Latin, European languages became the language of knowledge, the most common being English”.
“If we want to wait until that knowledge is translated into our own languages, there’s a possibility that not everything will be translated. There is also a possibility of things getting lost in translation.”
Although many people think that it is very difficult and confusing, English is actually the easiest language of the world to learn because there are so many resources available.
With good understanding and communication in English, you can travel around the globe.
Although learning English can be challenging and time consuming, we can see that it is also very valuable to learn and can create many opportunities!