How important learning the English Language is to lead an independent life? by Aisha Hussain

In communication, languages become the primary mediator for delivering or sharing information. One of the most widely used languages in the world is English. English is well known as an international standard language and it is imperative for those who live in this globalization era. There are over 750 million people who speak English as a foreign language and in the year 2000, the British Council asserted that about a billion people were learning English. There are so many benefits of learning English and people can be found on many sides, such as in the international business community, technology field, and social life.

English as the language of international business

English holds a vital role in making the business go well. English is very helpful when a company builds cooperation with another international company from a different country. A business person must understand and use English well in the business world. Besides that, a company prefers to hire an employee who has good skills in language, especially English.

English as the language of technology

English also plays a large part in the growth of technology. Almost every electronic device uses English, especially computing and the internet. Every command in the computer is in English and to operate it, people should understand English first. There is a lot of information written in English on the internet, such as through email, blogs, and social networks. It shows that learning English gives many benefits to the advance in technology.

English as the backbone of Education

In Education, international students should have the capacity to speak, read, and write in English. A student can access any information in books, the internet, and magazine with the help of English. If the students know English well, they will also be able to read and understand the great work in the literature related to their study written in English.

English as a social creature

People will continuously interact with other people from different countries as social creatures. If people have a good capability to speak English, it will widen their knowledge. On the other hand, understanding English means it is easier to make friends. It also helps tourists when they visit another country because people will speak English when they talk to the foreigners who come to their country. These prove that the social benefits of English are substantial.

Learning English is important for an independent life because it is today's most used language. More than 6000 languages are spoken worldwide. Language is a medium to express our thoughts and actions. All of us need a medium to talk and that is our language.

Importance of English nowadays

English is necessary to adapt to digital technologies. Nowadays, it is indispensable to learn English because the stuff on the internet is available in English.

Help for communication

Learning English will help you to enhance your communication skills. Although there is an option to customize the local language on phones, English Language is still the most popular choice. English is also the core language of many international brands.

Communication in foreign countries and interviews

English is important to crack interviews with multinational companies. English will help us to communicate in foreign countries. English is one of the most commonly spoken languages and helps us everywhere whenever we travel abroad.

English makes us look sophisticated

Speaking English makes us look smart and educated. Learning English will give us the confidence to express our views more clearly. Various government notifications and information are available in English. All of the social platforms use the English language like a hotel, theatres, GP surgeries, hospitals, banks, offices and supermarkets; all the information is given in English and the staff's language is English too.


In conclusion, as the most spoken language globally, English holds a considerable part in communication. International business goes well because of English. It helps people when using technology products, although the growth of technology is increasing continuously. English also helps the student understand the subject written in English correctly. Besides that, it makes the people keep in touch although they have different languages and come from different countries. Finally, believe it or not, English cannot be separated from human life.

Author: Aisha Hussain

ESOL Level 1 Student

The Manchester College

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