Language is the primary source of communication. It’s the method through which we share our ideas and thoughts with others. There are thousands of languages in this world. Some languages are spoken by millions of people, but other languages are spoken only by a few thousands of people. English was originally the language of England. But it has become the primary or secondary language of many countries such as United states, Canada, Australia and India. English language is the International common tongue. It is the most common foreign language. This means that two people who come from different countries (for example: A Mexican and Sri Lankan) usually use English as a common language to communicate. That’s why everyone need to learn the language in order to get in touch with all. Speaking will help you to communicate with people from countries all over the world.
English language is also essential in the field of education. In many Countries, children are taught and encouraged to learn English as a second language. At university studies are conducted in English. On the internet, the majority of websites are written and created in English. It’s the primary language of the press. Many newspapers and books are written in English.
Many people think that it is a difficult and confusing language. But English is actually the easiest language of the world to learn. There are so many resources available to learn English. Watching TV and movies in English with English subtitles is the best resources to pick up the conversational English language. If we have a good understanding and communication ability in English we can travel around the world. For this reason, we have to know English whatever age we are in.
Inthujalini Paranthaman- EFL Intermediate