Learning English is important and people all over the world decide to study it as a second language.
Many countries include English as a second language in their school syllabus and children start learning English at a young age.
Asians, especially, continue to migrate to the United States or to Europe for jobs and live there permanently.
Even for those involved in business from their native countries, if they want to sell to a larger market, need to understand the trends and the cultures of those markets.
If you have a website that the whole world can see, you had better have content that is meaningful and accurate and does not embarrass you or harm your business.
Even within Indian companies, especially large corporations, the number of employees is too huge for personal, one-on-one communication. Another Indian might scoff and laugh at the very poor grammar, or might even get the gist of it, but what about the impression you make on, say, foreign collaborators who receive the same email? Engineers typically are nonchalant about their lack of language skills, saying that they understand their core subjects and that’s enough.
You cannot do this without proficiency in a language. You might have the most brilliant idea in the world, but if you do not know how to get it across, you are lost.
I have seen scores of presentations made by students who are too stumped or lazy to formulate simple, brief and attractive sentences in English, which are the backbone of any good presentations.
on one single important word – communication; and most of it happens in English.
The world is flat; the economic migrations of the past decades have become permanent expat communities.