Why is English speaking not the only thing you require for command over English?

By September 16, 2017Learning

English speaking plays an important role in our everyday life. There is a great utility of English in the modern world. So, the use of English should be continued along with other regional languages.

The importance of English in education and student’s life cannot be denied. English remains a major medium of instruction in schools. There are a large number of books that are written in the English language. If English is abolished today, it will affect the education system in India. So, unless and until we translate these books into various regional languages, it will affect education. But this work is very hard and time-consuming indeed.

Only speaking in English will not be enough to be comfortable with the English Language. When you read a book, you use your brain very actively because reading is a very active process. Similarly, when a writer does a lot of work, even the reader also works hard. When you read something from an English book, you either imagine a scene in your head or understand clearly what the writer is trying to say and choose to agree or disagree with the writer. Reading is relaxing as it takes your mind off the present work pressure. Reading allows you to increase your intelligence, become more creative, access inexpensive entertainment, and find a way to reduce stress.

Thinking in English is vital in order to develop a natural English fluency. Reading English books might just restrict your thinking in native language and facilitate thinking in English. When you develop an ability to read in English quite fast, your mind simply doesn’t have time for the translation process.

When you become a fluent reader, your eyes scan the text allowing you to think in English. It’s quite impossible for your brain to manage two processes at the same time, i.e., reading in English and thinking in your native language.

A person who wants to learn English can listen to news programs that are broadcasted on television and develop his/her listening skills. Listening to newscasts on the radio can also help a person improve his/her listening skills and learn the language. A person can also learn English by joining the spoken English classes.  They are conducted by accomplished, experienced and efficient spoken English tutors who can help people improve their pronunciation, diction, and fluency.

The spoken English teachers will help you improve your listening skills through different kinds of activities. Along with listening skill, your fluency will also improve. Another good habit is watching English movies. Watching English movies help you develop your listening skills. Good listening skills can help you improve your fluency in the long run

Modern India has many large States. People of each State converse in their own language and often cannot speak or understand the regional language of other people. In such cases, English becomes the link between these people. So, here too we cannot deny the importance of English in modern India.

There are some absolute advantages of regional languages over English no doubt, but in spite of that, there is the need and importance of English language in our life.

Edited and compiled by Mohana Bhavani