Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
English language as a panacea
Author(s): Sriprabha M, Sankar G
Abstract: English language is really a Panacea. Englishrnlanguage is so vitally important because it is spoken in so many parts of thernworld. Businesses, educational domains, academic domains, and even realms thatrndeal with security all use English as a language of communication. In arnpractical sense, one could survive without English, but with the globalizedrnnature of the world and commerce, knowledge of English is quite essential. Inrnterms of the appreciation of language and literature, knowledge of English isrnextremely important in understanding some of the best writings offered. This isrnnot to say that other languages do not possess the same amount of introspectionrnand talent. Far from it. Yet, the knowledge of English could help to open manyrnprofessional and literary doors. Language is the only way by which we canrnexpress our emotions, thoughts, desires ideas, feelings etc. English is thatrnlanguage which is spoken by many people. English is an International language.rnWhenever we want to know what is happening on the other side of the world wernget the news in English only. English is an important language, because it isrnthe lingua Franca of the world. Since there are so many languages of the worldrnand on account of this, there can be communication problems, it is important tornhave a language that most people know. This happens to be English. English wasrnused as an official language and now English occupied the whole world andrnbecame a global language. So it is very important to know the English language.rnThe Early Modern English period witnessed the first time that English was spokenrnaround the world, but still it was not nearly as widely distributed as it isrntoday. Today English is widely taught around the world as a second language.rnStill, British English is still widely taught as the prestige form inrnclassrooms around the world.