Learning and using a language ia a universal activity.every normal child first learn the language spoken by his parents, sibling,servants,etc.this language is called the mother tongue or the first language .
English is learnt in our Education system, and is called the second language , although it is not the second language for most of the children in pakistan whose mother tongue is not urdu i,and they first learn their regional language like punjabi,pushto,balochi,sindhi etc.
Urdu has been decleared as the national language in the constitution of pakistan. However unlike other foreign languages learnt in pakistan like Arabic,persian ,french etc.it is English that is mostly used in offices, courts and business organizations.
For this reason English is incorporated in our educational curricula as the second language.
Importance of English
Learning of English has many advantagee for the following reasons.
1. Medium of International Communication
Englisg is the most important and widely spoken language in the world today .modern means of transportation and communication have shrunk the whole world into a global village, but in the absence of a single language for global communication ,English is mostly for this purpose all over the world.
2. Store of Knowledge
Valuable knowledge of the past and present in every field of life is available in English language or through translation in the form of books journals,etc.
3. Language of Higher Education
English is the language of higher education in pakistan ,and for the pakistani students abroad .It is the medium of instruction for the scientific and technical subjects Like Medicine and engineering.
4. Language of International politics and Diplomacy
All over the world ,political leaders visiting foreign Countries, and foreign diplomats use English directly or through interpreters. Similarly ,delegates at international forums mostly express themselves in English .For instance, English is one of the official languages of the united Nations Organization .
5. Language of Sports , Games and Entertainment
All activities of amusement and entertainment Like sports, games, films, music, etc
6. Market Value Of English
A Sound Command of English language Opens Up prospects of good employment in pakistan and abroad . Young People proficient in English, Secure good Positions in various competitive examinations like CSS, PCS, Banking etc.