6 Reasons Why Knowing English Is Important in Today's World

Updated on May 16, 2020
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I've come to realize that understanding English is important for many people, and I have a few suggestions for learning ESL.

There are many reasons for someone to learn English as a second language.
There are many reasons for someone to learn English as a second language. | Source

Language is our primary source of communication; it's how we share ideas with others. Some people even say that language is what separates us from animals and makes us human. There are thousands of languages in the world; countries have their own national languages in addition to a variety of local languages spoken and understood by their people in different regions. Some languages are spoken by millions of people and others by only a few thousand.

English is one of the languages known by many, with about 20% of the global population speaking it (that's 1.5 billion people). But did you know that most of those people aren't native speakers? Only about 360 million people speak English as their first language. Given its popularity in everyday communication, academia, business, and entertainment, it's no wonder many are saying it's important for non-native-speakers to hurry up and learn English.

Six Reasons Why English Is Important

  1. It's an international common tongue.
  2. It's the language of academia.
  3. It gives you access to a wealth of written media, online and printed.
  4. It comes in handy when traveling.
  5. It's essential if you want to work in international business or commerce.
  6. It's the language of Hollywood.

English is the primary language of many countries touched by British imperialism, and also of many business and cultural spheres dominated by those countries.
English is the primary language of many countries touched by British imperialism, and also of many business and cultural spheres dominated by those countries. | Source

1. English Is the International Common Tongue

There are several factors that make the English language essential to communication in our current time. First of all, even for those who don't use English as their primary language, it is a very common second language in various cultures. This means that two people who come from different countries (for example, a Mexican and a Swede) usually use English as a common language to communicate.

I think everyone needs to learn the language in order to get in touch on an international level. Speaking English will help you communicate with people from countries all over the world, not just English-speaking ones. That applies whether you're traveling, doing business, or communicating with others on social media.

Most English speakers aren't native speakers.

It's the first language of about 360 million people, but the total number of people in the world who know English is 4 times that amount (about 1.5 billion people).

How Did English Become So Popular?

English originally developed in England as one of the Indo-European languages, but through the historical efforts of the British Empire, it has become the primary or secondary language of many former British colonies such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and India.

Currently, English is the primary language not only of countries actively touched by British imperialism but also of many business and cultural spheres dominated by those countries. It is the language of Hollywood and of international banking and business. As such, it is useful and even necessary for many to understand the language.

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This map shows the percentage of English speakers in different countries.This map shows countries where English is either the national language or an official language.
This map shows the percentage of English speakers in different countries.
This map shows the percentage of English speakers in different countries. | Source
This map shows countries where English is either the national language or an official language.
This map shows countries where English is either the national language or an official language. | Source

List of Countries by English-Speaking Population

(click column header to sort results)
Country  
% English Speakers  
Total English Speakers  
United States
94.2
298,444,149
India
10.35
125,226,449
Pakistan
49
92,316,049
Nigeria
53
82,941,000
United Kingdom
97.74
63,962,000
Philippines
56.63
57,292,884
Germany
64
51,584,000
Bangladesh
18
29,398,158
Canada
85.63
28,360,240
Egypt
35
28,101,325
France
39
25,500,000
Italy
34
20,300,000
Ghana
66.67
18,000,000
Australia
97.03
17,357,833
Thailand
27.16
17,121,187
South Africa
31
16,424,417
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_English-speaking_population

2. It's the Language of Academia

English is also essential in the field of education. In many countries, children are taught and encouraged to learn English as a second language. Even in countries where it is not an official language, such as the Netherlands or Sweden, we will find that many syllabi in science and engineering are written in English.

Furthermore, English is generally thought to be the language of higher education. Many of the world's top universities are English-speaking schools. Because English is the dominant language in the sciences and international research, most of the research studies you find in any given scientific field will be written in it as well. At the university level, students in many countries study almost all their subjects in English in order to make the material more accessible to international students.

According to Pew research in 2010, over 90% of secondary school students and 73% of primary school students in Europe were taught English at school.

English as a Medium of Instruction

In fact, English as a medium of instruction (EMI) is an increasingly popular model. Educational institutions may choose to use the English language to teach any given subject, sometimes because it is a commonly spoken language in that geographic region, but also sometimes because the institutions seek to attract a population of students who believe that conducting their studies in English makes them more employable in the world.

There is some contention about whether EMI is beneficial on the whole. While it's true that studying in English can be a highly sought-after and employable skill, some worry that using English in academics can threaten local languages and therefore erase learners' identities. Furthermore, if teachers and students aren't all personally invested in using EMI, the quality of learning can be diminished. Its effectiveness can also suffer if teachers and students aren't actually fluent in the language, as that impacts critical understanding.

English is generally thought to be the language of higher education.
English is generally thought to be the language of higher education. | Source

3. It's Favored by the Internet and Press

On the internet, the majority of websites use English. Even sites in other languages often give you the option to translate the site. The runner-up language is Russian, which only claims about 6% of websites. So English is the clear winner when it comes to the internet, with over 50% of the content in that language. And the amount of educational content on the internet is probably even more heavily skewed toward English dominance since, as we've already discussed, the modern world of research and academics favors English.

One in five people in the world understand at least a little bit of English.

English Publications Are Everywhere

It's also the primary language of the press: more newspapers and books are written in English than in any other language, and basically no matter where in the world you are, you will find some English books and newspapers available. In fact, because it is so dominant in international communication, you will have access to more information regarding nearly every subject if you can understand this language.

The World of Literature

If you know English, you'll also be able to read many great works of literature in their original versions. Of course, there are also great works of literature originally written in French, Spanish, Sanskrit, Greek, Chinese, and countless other languages. Nonetheless, a good portion of the classic literary canon is made up of works that were first written in English. And translations don't always capture the magic of great writers and poets like William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

Knowing English makes it easy to get around when traveling in many parts of the world.
Knowing English makes it easy to get around when traveling in many parts of the world. | Source

4. English Is Useful for International Travel

Having a good understanding of communicating in English makes it easier to travel around the globe. Because it is the main international common language for foreigners, knowing English makes it easy to get assistance and help in many parts of the world. After all, about one in five people know or understand at least a little bit of English—that's not true of any other one language. You can test this by looking at online travel options; any travel booking site you can find will have English as a booking option. And it's a good language to know for navigating airports and other transportation hubs as well.

Not only is English useful for tourism, but many international conferences, competitions, and celebrations are held in English as well—the Olympics, for example. It comes in handy almost wherever you go, for business or leisure. Even if you're not actively working on improving your overall understanding English, you might find it helpful to memorize a few English phrases before traveling to help you get around.

5. It's Essential for International Business

English skills are likely to help you in any business venture you choose to follow. That's especially true if you're working in the international sector, or if you'd like the option for your career to move from the local to international scale in the future. If you visit certain offices of private companies, governmental organizations, or even math or engineering companies, you will notice the prevalence of English.

Many big companies will hire professional staff only after getting to know whether they have good English or not. It's not uncommon for companies who want to function at an international level to only consider their staff to be well educated if they are fluent English speakers, writers, and readers.

Most of the world's mainstream commercial entertainment is in English.
Most of the world's mainstream commercial entertainment is in English. | Source

6. It's the Language of Hollywood

Everyone knows that Hollywood is in the United States and that the biggest television and music industries on the planet are based there. According to UNESCO, "a look at the languages used in the top 20 most popular films of 2012 reveals that there is a clear and almost undisputed predominance of the English language."

As I mentioned above, TV and movies are a great way to practice your English once you start learning. What's more, knowing English opens up thousands of movies, television shows, and games for your enjoyment. And if you want to work in the entertainment industry one day, English is even more essential.

I believe that those who are still unaware of the importance of English should start learning it, because it seems like the time is fast approaching when just about everything will be done in English. In some ways, that time is already here.

If you're interested, a good first step is to familiarize yourself by exposure—so go ahead, watch some English movies to get an idea of the language.

English is the international common tongue in the business world, too.
English is the international common tongue in the business world, too. | Source

Should English Be the World's Official Language?

There are many ways that individuals can benefit from understanding English. The idea of having an international common tongue seems pretty great; it opens paths of communication between more communities than ever, and it seems to level the playing field in some ways—in the globalized world we live in, everyone having the best tools possible sounds like a good thing, right?

Language Is Tied to Cultural Identity

Some would disagree. First of all, language and culture are closely tied. The idea that English is the most important language can erase the importance of cultural identities that are tied to languages other than English. The increasing use of English could also contribute to the decline of less popular languages that are nonetheless fundamental to many people's lives.

Is English the Official Language of the US?

No. The United States has no official language, and it is a melting pot of various cultural and linguistic origins. However, most US states have made English their official language.

English Was Originally Spread Through Imperialism

It's also worth acknowledging the violence that contributed to the dominance of English throughout history. As mentioned, the language was mainly spread through British colonialism. That doesn't mean we should stop using the English language, but some do believe the oppressive aspects of language's history count against it, and that its continued spread is also a continuation of imperialist dominance and erasure.

Computer Translators Are Getting Better

It's possible that the rising quality of computerized translation technologies could make knowing English less necessary when communicating globally. Even though most web pages are in English, many can be translated. Many videos have subtitles available in multiple languages, and an app on your smartphone can help you have a conversation with someone who doesn't share any common language with you.

Resources for Learning ESL

Although many people think that it is very difficult and confusing, English is actually the easiest language in the world to learn because there are so many resources available. As soon as you decide you want to start learning English as a second language (ESL), you'll find there are thousands of resources on the internet and in bookstores.

I'm not just talking about lessons and grammar books. You can supplement traditional learning materials with children's TV shows and books. I suggest watching as much TV as you can, in English with English subtitles, and you will pick up conversational English in no time.

Tips for Improving Your English

  • Take a class online or in person.
  • Read books and watch movies in English to expose yourself to the language.
  • Watch English TV shows or newscasts regularly.
  • Make a point to learn five new English words every week.
  • Listen to English songs and learn all the words.
  • Practice with a mentor, or find a conversation buddy who also wants to learn English.
  • When reading a book in English, say the words out loud.
  • Use online dictionaries and translators.
  • Watch educational YouTube videos that teach English as a second language.
  • Get an instructional book on ESL to guide your learning process.
  • Use your phone's voice-to-text function to improve your pronunciation.

Exposing yourself to a new language through listening and reading helps a lot, but it's still extremely important to also practice saying words out loud and conversing with others if you want to improve.

Finding time for English classes or paying for a tutor are some ways to practice face-to-face conversation. And since so many people already want to learn English as a second language, you might be able to find a study partner who wants to practice speaking English with you! That way, you can become more fluent together. Learning a language sounds daunting, but there are many resources out there to help you along the way.

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      7 weeks ago

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      8 months ago

      English has got the status of International language. In the present age of quickest communication, its importance has became still greater. With the arrival of Internet, the whole world has shrunken into a global village. The language of this global village is "English''

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      9 months ago

      There is very disopionment me people of india english speak 10% only .

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      9 months ago

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      10 months ago

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      12 months ago

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      14 months ago

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      Subham 

      14 months ago

      English is very important in our day to day life because English is mostly used to communicate all over the world. If we go to any big companies to take a job, they will first see your way or skill of English you speak. It is also understood by many people in the world, as it is the international language. We must give most priority to English as a Second most important language after our mother tongue language.

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      Felipe Marques Ferreira 

      15 months ago

      Of course that English is a universal language and unites the world without borders. But, the main problem is that some students that study English at school don't speak English they are taught at school but they don't practice with someone.

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      16 months ago

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      16 months ago

      learning English is essential for everyone in the world for three reason. first of all,English is an international language,so all people from different countries can communicate with each other. English languge help us to learn about other cultures and it makes people closer to eachother from one country to another country. secondly, English is easy to learn. there are alots of resources available on internet and we can find variety of educational resources on internet easily, so it makes easy for everyone to learn English. third ,English is essential in the field of education. in most universities of the world English is requirement,so people tought and encouraged thier children to learn english. to sum up,people learn English because it is an international language, easy ,and necessary in university

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      16 months ago

      English is essential for everyone in the world for three reason. first of all,English is an international language,so all people from different countries can communicate with each other. English languge help us to learn about other cultures and it makes people closer to eachother from one country to another country. secondly, English is easy to learn. there are alots of resources available on internet and we can find

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      Abdulsatar 

      16 months ago

      learning English is essential for everyone in the world for three reason. first of all,English is an international language,so all people from different countries can communicate with each other. English languge help us to learn about other cultures and it makes people closer to eachother from one country to another country. secondly, English is easy to learn. there are alots of resources available on internet and we can find variety of educational resources on internet easily, so it makes easy for everyone to learn English. third ,English is essential in the field of education. in most universities of the world English is requirement,so people tought and encouraged thier children to learn english. to sum up,people learn English because it is an international language, easy ,and necessary in university

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      16 months ago

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      16 months ago

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      16 months ago

      It is serious and melodious. I offer to invest and support NGOs which are teaching English In developing countries

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      16 months ago

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      16 months ago

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      16 months ago

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      17 months ago

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      17 months ago

      It is not the importance of english language and when did in pakistan 50 percent people speak in english kind of not the thing I was founding

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      Mohammdi 

      17 months ago

      English language is very importan, because we can't connect with foreign country without it.

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      17 months ago

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      17 months ago

      English is very important on international language . Because we can communication each other come to different countries.

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      Dilshod 

      18 months ago

      In my opinion. English language is very beatiful for me..

      moreover English is the importance of education in the world and more languages world

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      VASU VISPUTE 

      18 months ago

      ENGLISH IS A LANGUAGE OF ENJOYMENT.....

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      Kone Assana 

      18 months ago

      As for me english is an important language in the world and more spoken language.Thank to english we can find all our news on english sites and i encourage those people who can not speake inglish .

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      18 months ago

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      18 months ago

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      18 months ago

      I would definitely admit that today English is what unites the World.

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      18 months ago

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      18 months ago

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      18 months ago

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      18 months ago

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      18 months ago

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      19 months ago

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      19 months ago

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      19 months ago

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      19 months ago

      English is very important in our life

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      19 months ago

      English is an important language to communicate with the rest of the world, Thanks!

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      19 months ago

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      19 months ago

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      19 months ago

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      20 months ago

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      20 months ago

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      20 months ago

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      20 months ago

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      20 months ago

      Thanks. English is very need in my life. I love learn English and another international languages

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      20 months ago

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      20 months ago

      I love english so much

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      20 months ago

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      20 months ago

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      20 months ago

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      21 months ago

      there are so many grammer mistakes.

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      21 months ago

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      Aissata 

      21 months ago

      Very good English is an important langage for me.

      Because it's a means for the comminucation

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      21 months ago

      outstanding article...that help to understand the importance of English Language

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      17901088 

      21 months ago

      English has became one of the most important language in the word and it a communication language at the moment. English language has many penefets such as it is important to study in the university. Also it is important to travel any where in the world English is the basic language for the study some sciences medicine, economics and engineering. And it is an important to get a Jap.

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      17901325 

      21 months ago

      English is an important task as it helps us to obtain employment opportunities. Most of the functional articles are based on the English language. Also offers a variety of means of communication between different people as they are widely used in websites on the internet.

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      Outstanding article 

      21 months ago

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      21 months ago

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      21 months ago

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      21 months ago

      Add Your Comment..Wow! that's incredible .Thank you so much to simplify the importance of knowing English. I was struggling a lot because here at school they are against it .proponents claim that we should consider our mother tongue first.

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