Why English? / Mengapa Bahasa Inggeris?
The government of Malaysia has encouraged use of English as a second language because of the many benefits to working people, students, travelers, and anyone wishing to generally improve their lives.
Career Advancement / Kemajuan Kerjaya
According to Forbes magazine, English will maintain its position as the global language of business and increase its dominance, moving from “a marker of the elite” in years past to “a basic skill needed for the entire workforce”.
Increasingly, English is also becoming the local language of business, which is especially evident in places like Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia. Your ability to communicate effectively in English with your company’s clients and staff domestically and worldwide will be one of the foremost factors in your prospects for promotion and career success.
According to a government survey reported in The Star (2015), 200,000 Malaysian graduates were unemployed. Most of them lacked command of the English language and the corresponding communications versatility and skills. It has been reported that a majority of unsuccessful job applicants – even medical graduates, who are otherwise in high demand – are rejected within the first five minutes of their interview, owing to their poor command of English.
Your CV or resume alone, impressive as it may be, is simply not enough. It is your demonstration in job interview of ability to communicate fluently and effectively in business or academic English that ultimately will determine whether you are accepted or not.
Academic success / Kejayaan akademik
No matter your field of study, it is almost certain that most of the pertinent literature is published in English-language journals and books. Furthermore, most college and university classes in the most important fields are conducted in English.
Travel / Pelancungan
As in business, world travel and tourism are predominantly arranged and conducted in English. No other language will allow you to communicate effectively with so many people in traveling the world, which will have a very significant impact on your experience. Your chances of being overcharged, taking the wrong tour, or catching the wrong bus, or being taken somewhere you did not want to go by the taxi driver — all these perils are greatly increased if you do not speak fluent English.
Seperti di dalam bidang perniagaan, pelancungan serata dunia di susunatur dan di jalankan di dalam bahasa Inggeris. Tiada bahasa seperti bahasa Inggeris yang boleh berikan satu kaedah komunikasi yang paling berkesan dengan seramai orang. Ianya akan beri satu kesan penting keatas pengalaman anda. Kemungkinan besar anda akan di kenakan caj terlebih, mengambil agen pelancungan atau bas yang salah atau dibawa oleh pemandu teksi ke destinasi yang anda tidak mahu — bahaya ini tidak akan berlaku jika anda fasih berbahasa Inggeris.
Personal growth / Perkembangan diri
Even if you have no practical application for English — which is doubtful, considering that the internet is overwhelmingly in English — you will find that achieving fluency in English is very gratifying and personally rewarding, in and of itself.
Mungkin bahasa Inggeris tidak punya apa-apa penggunaan praktikal untuk anda – ini cukup meragukan, kerana hampir keseluruhan isi internet adalah dalam bahasa Inggeris — anda akan merasai kepuasan apabila anda fasih dalam bahasa Inggeris.