In this blog, we will discuss the 5 English speaking rules that you should know. But before we do, let’s discuss the utility of English, and why it is relevant for us in the first place:
125 Million people in India speak English. Do you?
Look up the number of people in India who speak English. Google it. You will be amazed at just how many of us have adopted the language as our very own. About 125 million people in India speak English. This makes India the second largest English-speaking country.
If you can read and understand this blog, consider yourself lucky. Because truth is, your English speaking, reading, and comprehension skills will go a long way in deciding what your future will look like in the next few years. We will be elaborating on the matter, so continue reading.
The importance of English language for job seekers in India
English is a recognized global language of communication. In fact, it is also the official language of India. This means that all official communication in India is done in the English language. Most importantly, it is the minimum qualification that employers look for in a potential employee. If you can’t speak the language, the job will go to someone else. It’s that simple.
Why is that?
The answer is simple.
Without working knowledge of this language, you will be unable to communicate. Without communication, you will be unable to understand the nature of work that you are expected to do, and so on and so forth. Without this understanding, you will be crippled in your interactions. And you don’t want that. Neither does your future employer.
What this means?
English language is important for employment.
The importance of English language for Indian people who want to study or settle abroad
What most people don’t know is the kind of impact that English can have in your life. Especially, if you are someone who wants to study or settle abroad: English is key.
The importance of English is more prominent for two groups of people:
- Indian students who want to study abroad
- Indian citizens who want to settle abroad
The importance of English language for Indian students who want to study abroad
Have you always dreamt of studying abroad?
Perhaps you want to pursue a masters or a PhD?
If the answer is yes, it’s high time you brush up on your English language skills.
Most Universities demand that you score certain marks/grades in TOEFL or IELTS. Here is a definition of what these are:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities.
If you want to study in a University abroad, you need to pass either IELTS or TOEFL. Every University will either ask for your IELTS or TOEFL scores. Moreover, they will expect you to ace these tests with flying colors.
And guess what?
It is not that easy.
The importance of English language for Indian citizens who want to settle abroad
For those of you reading this, you probably already know the importance of English language for you.
If you are serious about settling abroad, I am guessing that you have done your research.
If you have done your research, you most probably know that English is important for PR.
To settle down in a first world country like USA or Canada, you need to be fluent in English. And you have to prove your proficiency in the language.
Among the many things that you need to be granted PR (Permanent residence) in another country, English language proficiency is one.
Your proficiency in English language is tested.
And like we mentioned above: IT IS NOT EASY.
How proficiency in English language can help
Our discussion above shows that whether you are a student, a job seeker, or someone who wishes to settle abroad: English language is important.
It increases your chances of landing a good job in a multinational company within your home country. It increases your chances of scoring exceptionally well in English language tests like IELTS and TOEFL. This in turn helps you study and settle abroad easier.