Learning a foreign language has become a critical factor that impacts the future of any country; specially, the English language which is now considered to be a global lingua franca. The growing importance of English has been observed in virtually all countries of the world. Egypt is one of the countries in which English has a strong and a palpable presence in all its sectors. This perceived growing position of English stems from the development which Egypt has witnessed in recent years on many levels, including the number of founded international establishments and the efforts exerted by the Egyptian government to expand economic relationships with other countries as the Egyptian government and Egyptian business needs people who can conduct high-level negotiations in English. In the light of these facts, learning English in Egypt is important and a valuable commodity.
As the world has now become a globalised international economic market, people are now required to have a certain understanding of the language to be a part of this market. Therefore, many countries who seek to play a major role in the world economics are moving towards making the study of the English language a compulsory subject. (page 15) English language plays a positive role in bringing people together. As Language is the method used by people to express their thought and emotions, having a common language facilitates communications and interactions between people from different parts of the world. English, as an international language, brings people closer, helps people communicate with others from various cultures and different parts of the world and it can also make business easier.
For instance, the importance of English as global language has been rapidly increasing, as it has become the most important medium of telecommunication. All over the world people will have to learn English to use computer software. It is not British but American English that is in the ascendancy. Many computers have only American English software and it is the main transnational language used in various fields of scientific, cultural, economic and business activities. (Girish Mishra,2008) Hence, with the improved technology alongside with the great usage of English as a global language people can communicate their ideas and even build democratic relations globally.
The role of English as a global language has become increasingly important in academic and professional settings. In current times English is one of the main languages used in communication across cultures and in international trade. Thus, the dual use of English in the world has influenced how English is taught everywhere including Iceland. As Birna (2007, p. 66) suggests there are various factors that demand for higher level of English proficiency in Iceland specially if students intend to pursue higher learning. These factors include: the increase of international courses taught in English, the increase of textbooks and instructional materials that are written in English and the Icelandic expansion into international commerce.
Over the past two decades, countries in the world have become more and more dependent on each other and new technologies have erased many existing barriers. So, learning English is very important to economic development, academic benefits to students, cultural understanding, and expand relationships. Learning English is very important. English is a language which is spoken and understood by many people in most important means of communication among the various countries of the world. Knowledge of new discoveries and inventions in one country is transmitted to other countries through English for the benefit of the word.
In addition to the extensive travel opportunities that allow them to know the world. In this way, languages have become a tool for today and for the future; not only contributing to the new customs but preserving the old ones. As Montealegre and Dominguez (1999) say, "the cultural sign par excellence is language." Above all, English along with Mandarin and Spanish are the most spoken languages around the world according to James Lane in the Magazine BABBEL ("The most innovative company in the area of education. Most innovative companies of 2016 "(BABBEL, n.d)).
This paper discusses the impact of translation in all walks of life. An individual feels an urge in learning different languages for some specific purposes. The need and importance of translation is felt increasing day by day. Besides enlightening it proved to awaken India to become conscious of their existence and knit India together as a nation throughout history. The best example of it can be found when Akbar set up Maktabkhana or translation bureau, which encouraged translators of Sanskrit, Turkish and Arabic texts into Persian.
English has become a global language. It is spoken by a high utilization rate. Many theories have been proved that the most advanced technology as well as knowledge are also found and expressed in English. English is a West Germanic language which is a global lingua Franca at present. Therefore, English has been considered as an inevitable communicative language which we must learn in order to achieve different learning.
English is important not only for common day to day life, but for academic life and professional career. English Language was the means of communication to the most advanced discoveries and latest inventions. It is very much required to accelerate scientific and technological growth. Almost all the important innovations of the last 150 years are documented in English Language. Most of the innovations are by English speaking people or by people working in the English speaking countries.
English proficiency of Malaysian is reported as one of the key success factors in ‘New Economic Model for Malaysia Part 1’. Knowledge plays important role to drive the productivity and economic growth, therefore, there is increasing demand for workers to acquire a range of skills and adapt these skills continuously underlies the “learning economy”. With the globalization in business, the private sectors are becoming more competitive and make the local companies to think over the