In today’s scenario, the importance of English cannot be undermined since it is one of the most common languages spoken the world over. Mr.Rathnasabapathi, Head of Department of English, PSG College of Arts & Science delivered an interesting guest lecture on the ‘Role of English language in today’s world,’ on 22 Apr, 2016. With a teaching experience of over 30 years and having written books he is quite an authority on the subject.
He emphasized that English was very essential for our growth, personally. He pointed out the need to be excellent at vocabulary, by relating to various events from the past. He also gave equal attention on the importance of developing good communication skills.
He compared English to being a window through which one can acquire knowledge from the outside world. English is an international language, its influence and impact is that much greater. Dwelling on the importance of reading English books, he said one could not only hone one’s language, but also get to know a lot of facts.
About the art of communication he stressed the importance of being concise and the use of simple language. He also stated that by using humor while speaking one can keep the audience spellbound.
The lecture was interesting and the speaker held us captive with interesting anecdotes while driving home the importance of English in our lives.