We often feel unhappy when we see people of our country speaking in some foreign language. Not only us, but any citizen from any part of the world would be very fond of his national language. But then we must question ourselves – “Is speaking in some foreign language an insult to our home language?” Thinking in the depth of this matter, one will find that it is not an insult. Because the purpose of any language is just to ensure an efficient communication and nothing else!
Our problem is that we are thinking locally and not globally. This is what is limiting our growth. Think a bit – what if we go to some other country, either for work or for sightseeing? In that case, we will have to speak in English because we wont have any option!
Now some of you must be saying that you love your country and won’t leave it ever. Well, that is indeed a good sign of patriotism; but don't forget that patriotism also means prospering your country.
Have we ever wondered how much our country earns from outsourcing jobs? Not only we work for foreign countries but there are also many nations that undertake our work. Hence, English plays a very important role of a mediator language.
How to be expert in this language?
Ignorance is one of the greatest obstacles in the path of learning. So the basic step that we must take is to avoid it. Secondly, try to explore your own comfortable ways of learning. Some traditional methods are: Reading newspapers, watching English movies, reading novels, etc. But these methods are not efficient as there is no one to guide you. So the best way is to learn first and then practice it thoroughly. Consider having a dictionary and a grammar book handy with you. Refer them whenever you get free time and alternatively practice whatever you have learned by talking in English with your friends. Nowadays, with the advent of technology, you don't even have to carry books as a smartphone will carry an entire library for you. In fact, there are many dedicated websites that teach grammar lessons for free.
Remember, you will commit many mistakes while learning. Some people will also pull your leg that you are trying to act over-smart. You will also come across such people who will outwit you with their fluent English. But that is fine, don't be shy of it. Keep your efforts continuous and do not give-up in between. You will start reaping many benefits as you keep improving in it.