1 - Develop their intellectual, personal and professional abilities.
2 - Acquire basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in order to communication with speakers of English language.
3 - Acquire the linguistic competence necessarily required in various life situations.
4 - Acquire the linguistic competence required in different professions.
5 - Develop their awareness of the importance of English as a means of international communication.
6 - Develop positive attitudes towards learning English.
7 - Develop the linguistic competence that enables them to be aware of the cultural, economical and social issues of their society in order to contribute in giving solution.
8 - Develop the linguistic competence that enables them, in the future, to present and explain the Islamic concepts and issues and participate in spreading Islam.
9 - Develop the linguistic competence that enables them, in the future, to present the culture and civilization of their nation.
10 -Benefit from English-speaking nations, in order to enhance the concepts of international
cooperation that develop understanding and respect of cultural differences among
11 - Acquire the linguistic bases that enable them to participate in transferring
the scientific and technological advances of other nations to their nation.
12 - Acquire the linguistic bases that enable them to present and explain Islamic
concepts and issues, and participate in the dissemination of them.
There are several reasons to learn English as a second language. It is, in fact, one of the most learned foreign languages in the world.
In this world of globalisation, English is the dominant language of trade and commerce. It is also the language of news and information, higher education and research.
There are roughly 378 million native speakers and 743 million non-native English speakers.
It is used for communication in most professions of the world, and it has achieved the status of a global language in the economic context.
English has this special status of all languages of the world. It is the language that moves with us everywhere we go.
When we are at home, we converse in English; we go to school, we are told to talk in English and are also taught in English. Later, we move to university and then to our professional lives and so on.
Timothy J. Scrase comments on the snowballing popularity of the language, “English is an international language. You feel humiliated if you can’t speak English. People think you are dumb.”
Now that sounds harsh, but it is indeed true. The demand for English at all levels in the society that we live in has increased. Anyone who is not well-acquainted with the English language is indeed looked down upon. This pretty much clears all doubts about why we learn English. It not only prepares us for a career in today’s world but also helps us to remain steady and confident of ourselves.
The scope of English is such that you pick one field of study or career, and it requires the language. Be it science, commerce, business, tourism, politics, media, internet, google, computers, or any other area of work or study, English is a must. It is the language that has spread most extensively throughout the world. It has been dominating all international business, education and communication.
The sole fact that it is a global language, it is recognised, understood and used globally. English could be the universal language of say 50 people in a group belonging to different parts of the world, having different mother tongues. Thus, it connects people from different linguistic backgrounds and cultures.