English has emerged as a most popular and widely used spoken language in the world. Today, when the world is witnessing the third industrial revolution namely communication revolution, it has become lingua-franca of the business world regardless of their differences whether it be geographical, political, religious or social.
Today English as a communication language has a major impact in our business and workplace atmosphere. Earlier people used to get jobs according to their expertise in the respective fields but in this era English has become the need to be complemented with skills and academic qualifications. The importance of English has increased manifold with globalization. The language of corporate world is English. Most of the interviewers conduct interviews in English, they give great importance to those applicants who are proficient in English and their chances of getting a job for required position with handsome salary package becomes high. Moreover, it leaves a good impression on them.
Over the years, it has become an important medium of communication nationally and internationally. So, it is quite essential to learn and practice English to communicate properly. English is the preferred business language. Handling international business deals require effective English speaking skills. If your proficiency level is poor, it is likely to lose potential clients despite having brilliant business ideas, if you get fail to convey your ideas properly and in effective means then you will find yourself at the very bottom of the success ladder. On the other hand, the probability of idea-theft increases by the ones who speak English fluently. So, the communication skills are the need of the day for one’s professional growth. They are equally necessary to remain employable. With the jobs becoming global, being proficient in English opens many doors of opportunities. Nowadays, companies look for the individuals who can interact and communicate effectively and make significant contributions throughout their tenure. The need of the documents to be written in English is undeniable. It is also the medium of communication between different departments in a firm in the form of memos, notices, proposals, official letters etc.
English plays a vital role in shaping one’s personality and life. The need of the day to have some modifications in a curriculum of education system in which there should be the courses and trainings in communicative English to address these needs.