The necessity of English can hardly be exaggerated, because it is an international language. We need to learn English for our higher education. All the books on higher education of every branch of knowledge are written in English. If we want to acquire up-to-date knowledge and higher education in any branch, we are to take the help from those books. All that is the best in European and American thought is available through English. If this source is dried up, we shall go backwards. Again, modern science which is advancing by leaps and bounds is either written or translated in English. Today more than 80% of all the information in the world’s computers is in English. So if we do not know English, we shall fail to keep pace with the progressive force of the world. English is a must in order to get a good job. Today organizations need employees who can speak and write a standard form of English. So it helps a man to get a good Job and to earn more money. It is the official or semi-official language in more than 60 countries and of many international organizations. So to maintain daily official correspondence, English is essential.
Again ours is an age of globalization. Many foreign guests and delegates come to our country. They do not know our mother tongue. So, we need to learn English to communicate with them. Statistics show that about 350 million people speak English as a first language and another 300 million use it as a second language. From this we can say that we need to learn English to join the advanced and developed world. We can say that English is a passport to a successful future. We can have a good command over English by ensuring effective teaching of the four skills of language learning at least upto the higher secondary level and by constantly practicing it in all our conversations and writings.