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The importance of the english language

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A language is a systematic means of communication by the use of sounds or conventional symbols. It is the code we all use to express ourselves and communicate to others. It’s a communication by word of mouth, also a mental faculty or power of vocal communication. It’s considered as a system for communicating ideas and feelings using sounds, gestures, signs or marks. Any means of communicating ideas, specifically, human speech, the expression of ideas by the voice and sounds articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth is a language. This is a system for communication. A language is the written and spoken methods of combining words to create meaning used by a particular group of people.

In this case, this essay considered to make lector understand the importance of English language, considering the amount of countries that speaks, writes and read this languages as they second language and first language, if we said a number English is official language in 53 countries, it’s the first language for approximately 309 to 400 million persons, and as second language for 199 million to 1.4 billion approximately billion.

English is the International Language and is one of the most popular and most spoken in the technology world. We need to know English language in order to study any science subject or any computer language. We need to know English to communicate effectively for many developed countries.


Language is obviously a vital tool. Not only is it a means of communicating thoughts and ideas, but it forges friendships, cultural ties, and economic relationships. Throughout history, many have reflected on the importance of language. It is highly essential to know the language for communication. In general, the most popular language is English.

The role of English in our lives has got much importance. English may be a foreign language, but it is international in its significance. It is taken as a lingua France, the common language, for all parts of the world today. The importance of English language in our lives is as firstly, it is spoken, read or understood in most parts of the world. Due to this language, we can belong to whole world as well as to our own country.

Secondly, the role of English in our lives is that it is truly the language of science and technology. No other language offers such a wide scope for scientific studies and research in English.

A number of studies have consistently demonstrated that those who have an advanced knowledge of the English language are much more likely to advance their careers. In addition to this, these studies have also demonstrated that a strong command of the English language will lead to higher paying jobs, more social mobility, and a great deal of social success. No matter what career you choose, whether it is Engineering or History, having a powerful command of the English language will greatly increase your odds of success. Generally, your vocabulary will need to be equal to those who are in the same career field.

However, if you want to surpass your colleagues, and make yourself more marketable, you will need to increase you English skills, and make them superior to the other people who work in your field. While you may not realize it, people will judge you by the way you speak.

The ability to speak and write English properly allows people to advance in the professional world. Being able to speak in English also widens one’s horizon in communicating globally.

Most of the businesses engaged in dealing with international clients and suppliers prefer using English as the primary source of communication. While people have their own native languages, English serves as the most common and user-friendly language to interpret, translate and communicate with English-speaking customers and professionals. Hence, to make the best out of the available opportunities, one has to be highly fluent in English

On a personal level, learning a second language takes people out of their imprinted mindset and exposes them to the mores and customs of an entirely different group of people. Their view of the world expands beyond blurbs on the nightly news and into a deeper understanding of how other people think.

While this can be difficult, the effort pays off in more than simply a new list of vocabulary words.

No one denies the importance of English language, in our times, is considered as global language. It is clear that English language has become more dominant and useful around the world. In some countries is used as the official language and, other countries as second language in their schools. There are many reasons which contributed for increasing the learning of English, for example English is language of communication between the people with different cultures. On other hand, English is also the language of science and technology. There is no doubt that, it is also the language of computers that help to communicate with the people around the world through Internet technology and e-mail. People who know English can deal with the Internet, which is regard information and communications revolution.

The reasons for the position of English are the imperialism, and the economical and political importance of English-speaking countries. It is very important to note these facts, for reasons of tourism. In our country, this activity is increasing. People of many parts of the world are looking at Panama as a great place to explore, thanks to the image that we are projecting to other nations. But this good impression can be affected by problems of communication and also by our behavior.

Most of the tourists speak English. So, we should not have any difficulty exchanging few words with them if we know English. Nevertheless, the reality is other: Many Panamanians do not speak English. This does not only affect tourism. Knowledge of English is essential to get a job and many people from Panama do not realize this fact.


Countries were the most English languages speakers in the world


Learning English is the most important tool for business, education and success in life.

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