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Objective of Teaching English

English is taught in schools in India, because it is necessary for careers. To have a good and comfortable life, to hold a senior position or designation, to get admission in a college of repute, to study/work in a foreign country or to be known for your work or efforts in life, knowledge of the English language is of utmost importance. English is a widespread and important language in the world today. Even though it does not have the maximum number of speakers in the world, it is the most widely used language around the globe and more people will use it in the future. It is the language the world today communicates and corresponds in.

English is the language the world communicates in as approximately fifteen percent of the humanity corresponds in this language. English is the chief language used for news and information; for industry and administration; marine and aviation control; important movies and music around the globe. It is important for business, medicine, science, radio, entertainment and diplomatic affairs. It is used extensively as a second or official language throughout the world, especially in the Commonwealth countries and in most of the multi national companies. In some countries, English is the sole or principal language. In others it is widely used by the people who have no other common language. Here it is frequently used as a way of communication between the communities.

English is generally used as a means for communication of news and information. Telex messages and telegrams; storage and processing of computer data; satellite communication; printing of newspapers and magazines; television news are all done in English. In India alone, there are thousands of magazines published in English. An effective knowledge of English has become a basic necessity in a number of careers and businesses. As a consequence, more than a billion people speak English to at least a basic level. Also English is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and many other international organizations.

America’s main language is English and American movies are seen in almost every country. Books in English are available even in countries where few people communicate in English. To appreciate songs, movies and books, basic knowledge of English is essential.

English is also very important for worldwide travel. Most of the information countries publish about themselves is in English. It is spoken in hotels and tourist places, at airports and in shops visited by tourists. Newspapers are printed in English and TV news is also broadcasted in this main language. English is also the most commonly used language in the sciences. As English is used widely as a second language, the speakers of this language have different accents, which often tell the speaker's native dialect or language. In India, we can always decipher which part of the country the person talking to us comes from. The dialect or the accent is very distinct.

In many former British colonies, English is still used in administration and as a medium of communication among people who do not have another language in common. English is often used in India, because it is a neutral language. It does not belong to any one state. In India, people who can converse fluently in English have a certain status in society or an edge over the others.

According to Francis Fanthome, MP and secretary general of the Delhi-based Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), “English — (Goddess) Saraswati’s gift to India — needs to reach all children if they are to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

English is taught in schools in India, because it is necessary for careers. To have a good and comfortable life, to hold a senior position or designation, to get admission in a college of repute, to study/work in a foreign country or to be known for your work or efforts in life, knowledge of the English language is of utmost importance. English is a widespread and important language in the world today. Even though it does not have the maximum number of speakers in the world, it is the most widely used language around the globe and more people will use it in the future. It is the language the world communicates and corresponds in today.






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