In this paper, I would like to describe several reasons why I study English
. First, I love to speak English. When I was child my older cousin always show up her English skill in front of me and my family that make me enjoy to listen and sometime i tried to followed what did she said. Because of my older cousin, at that time I fallen in love to speak English for the first time. She studied in Jeumala Amal Boarding School, located in Lueng Putu, Pidie Jaya. And because in my mind his English really good, I decided to continue my study in Jeumala Amal Boarding School too. I believed that if I study in same place i will be able to speak English like her and I am sure the English really fun to study there. My older cousin said that if I want to learn something, I should to love it first and then you will be easy to learn it. So, the first thing that I have done is tried to love English and also love to speak English.
Second, English is the world’s language or English as an international language. I have read a research that informed with more than 350 million people around the world speaking English as a first language and more 430 million speaking it as a second language, there are English speakers in most countries around the world. For that evidence, I try to think more why English has become a favorite language ? and I got the real fact that make me should to study English and must to understand English.
The fact is almost of the sectors used English as a global language. For instance, people often call English the international language of business, and it’s increasingly true as international trade expands every year, bringing new countries into contact. In business, many of the best programs are taught in English, so speaking it well can put you in a position to get the best training and credentials. Indeed, much of the technical terminology is based on English word, and if we want to learn about the latest developments and discoveries form around the world, we’ll read about them in journals and research reports published in English. The English is global world that I must study it because with good conversational English, I will be able to network and make important contact at conferences and seminars.
English also opens doors in the academic world. Of course, if the best program in our field is in an English-speaking country, English will give us the opportunity to study with the top scholars. Western universities are attracting more and more visiting scholars, students and professors from all around the world, and their common working language is English. As well as studying and teaching, attending international conferences and publishing in foreign journals are some of the key steps to success in academia.
In order to speak at these conferences or publish in these journals, excellent English is essential. And if we want a career in travel, English is absolutely essential. As the international language of aviation, pilots and cabin crew all need to speak English. Even if we are not up in the air, speaking English accurately will ensure you are able to communicate with clients and suppliers all over the world.
Third, I want to continue my master degree abroad. As we known that English is one of the essential requirement for study abroad. For example, we always find one of the requirement to study abroad like we must have IELTS: 5.5 with 5.5 in all components (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) or TOEFL iBT: 72 with 18 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking. So, If English is not our first language we must be able show that our English language proficiency is at a level which allows us to successfully complete our chosen course of study. Someone asked me why should we master in English for study abroad ? I answered that because we are non-native English speakers. So if we want to study in English-speaking countries, it is highly that we’ll need to provide proof of our English-language proficiency by taking an English-language test such as TOEFL or IELTS. Similar tests may be required for those studying in other languages. Great English skills will make it easier for us to handle being in a different culture. We’’ll be able to get help adapting to our new English environment from the school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) services as well as from our fellow international students.
Fourth, English for my future job or career. As we known to get a job for nowadays is not easy because some of the institution or company has determined that English is one of the essential requirement. So, if we do not know as well English we will hard to get a job for nowadays. In the other way that English is really important to for career because English is the way that communicate many other people that come from various country. Actually, English is the only way because each people have their own languages. We can’t accept a lot of information and new knowledge and etc. without English because almost document, book and article is written in English. In information-oriented society, Lack of Information is a handicap in career at anywhere. And also English is important to show as many people as possible opinion. In global seminar or forum, we will need to discuss and persuade people in other country but without English, we can’t do it. In my opinion and I believe that all of the people agree with me that English is one of the window which connected me with people in earth. I also think that to achieve real success in life is impossible without knowing a foreign language, especially English. If we are a scientist we need it to read special literature and to take part in conferences. If we are a student, we have a chance to continue your studies abroad if we know English. If we want to be a good specialist in any field you need English to receive new information on your specialty.