Why English Is Important Essay

5212 Words Apr 16th, 2012 21 Pages
Why is English the international language?
The fact that English is now the main international language is indisputable. In all aspects of international life – trade, science, diplomacy, education and travel – the common language is English and has been for decades. There are two main reasons why English is the current lingua franca; political history and economics.
First, one of the main reasons why English is the international language in the world today is the fact that Britain was the global superpower in the nineteenth century and
America is the global superpower in the twentieth and twenty-first. For example, these two
English-speaking countries were the most important countries in terms of the military and
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There are some reasons why English is so important and many people attempt to learn it. I'd like to share the reasons in my point of view.
Sri Lanka is a developing country and everyone has to learn English because today everything seems to be English. When we consider about education in Sri Lanka, children are forced to learn English starting at preschool in order to make their English better. English is added as a compulsory subject in O Level examination and in A Level examination in SL. Sri Lankan universities are conducting almost all the studies through English medium. After completing a university degree it's time to take up a professional course and of course those professional courses are in English medium. So I think you have to have a very good knowledge of English to be educated and to shine in the society.
The next fact I'm sharing with you is finding a job in this competitive society. Every boss is looking for qualified, talented, smart and confident employees. For example if you apply for a high class job and when you go for the interview, do you know what kind of employees are going to be hired up? Obviously as I mentioned above qualified, talented, smart and confident employees with fluent English. Why English is so important to find a job? because we already know that people deal with others in English language especially in the business world, scientific world and other.
So what my point here is that you can't get a

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