Do you think English is very essential today?

Sri Lanka
November 30, 2006 6:02am CST
English
40 responses
@mssmith007 (1029)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yes! I'm from the USA, and my 1st language is English. I think English is the most universal language... everyone should know it! :)
@Dena33 (1533)
• Finland
30 Nov 06
Yea it is.
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
30 Nov 06
It's hard to find a decent job overhere without the knowledge of the english language... Importance of Chinese will also climb in the future I guess :-)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
yes
@bhavesh80 (383)
• India
30 Nov 06
Yes according to me , english is very important in today's life.
@dexterous21 (1180)
• Philippines
30 Nov 06
English is not the most widely spoken language in the world in terms of the number of native speakers--there are many more Chinese speakers than native English speakers--but Chinese is spoken little outside of Chinese communities, so English is the most widespread language in the world. It is difficult to estimate exactly how many English speakers there are, but according to one estimate there are more than 350,000,000 native English speakers and more than 400,000,000 speakers of English as a second language (a language used in everyday life, even though it is not the native language) or foreign language (a language studied but not used much in everyday life). However, even these numbers do not really indicate how important English is as a world language, because less than fifteen percent of the world population uses English. The importance of English is not just in how many people speak it but in what it is used for. English is the major language of news and information in the world. It is the language of business and government even in some countries where it is a minority language. It is the language of maritime communication and international air traffic control, and it is used even for internal air traffic control in countries where it is not a native language. American popular culture--primarily movies and music--carries the English language throughout the world.
@jhawithu (1070)
• India
30 Nov 06
ya
@pufinho (48)
• Portugal
30 Nov 06
yes
@forfein (2509)
30 Nov 06
I dont know if it is ESSENTIAL But..... I think without doubt it is now the Worlds first language Just about every country speaks it.... And if you meet people and they dont speak your language then they will probably speak English
• Philippines
30 Nov 06
i think so, because the world is getting smaller nowadays. i think it is because of globalization. And also, English is the international language. Many Asians are now studying English...
@forfein (2509)
30 Nov 06
I dont know if it is ESSENTIAL But..... I think without doubt it is now the Worlds first language Just about every country speaks it.... And if you meet people and they dont speak your language then they will probably speak English
@crosschk (822)
• United States
30 Nov 06
yes, only becasue I dont know many other words in another language:)
• India
30 Nov 06
are you kidding me you can not survive without english
@nanhegujral (4634)
• India
30 Nov 06
I think English is very essential.
@crosschk (822)
• United States
30 Nov 06
yes, only becasue I dont know many other words in another language:)
@crosschk (822)
• United States
30 Nov 06
yes, only becasue I dont know many other words in another language :)
@12ravi (515)
• India
30 Nov 06
yes english
• India
30 Nov 06
yeah ofcourse
• India
30 Nov 06
yes ,it is
@felix6969 (667)
• Indonesia
30 Nov 06
yes i do