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Why learning English is important in the corporate sector? Over 350 million people around the world speak English as their first language and over 430 million have acquired it as their second language. Most international MBA schools teach in English; professional courses in Engineering and Medicine also use it as the language of instruction. English has emerged as a global business language, bringing people together in conferences and seminars. Post-independence, English was adopted by the government of India as their official language for administration. It is widely used in the parliament and judicial proceedings. While most urban schools in India have adopted English as the language of instruction, the rural population still studies in their regional languages. For students emerging from rural areas, it becomes challenging for them to adopt and switch to English while applying for jobs and giving interviews. This is not the case for urban students. Educational institutions offering professional courses have now started adding English as an elective or a mandatory part of the curriculum to meet the global business requirements of the existing and emerging corporate sectors. At the entry-level, we can observe that people who can converse in English are given preference for jobs. This poses a challenge as the urban population is limited in number, and students from these areas are often applying for higher education courses in other countries, with the aspiration of staying back and working in those countries. The service industry, which is the fastest growing industry in India, needs and prefers recruiting people who can communicate seamlessly in English as they cater to multinational companies. However, in most cases, they are compelled to hire people who have mediocre language skills as the majority of the workforce comes from rural areas. To upskill the workforce, these companies often have learning and development programs that focus on English language and communication skills. As an organization, it is a huge investment since many employees may refuse to participate as they may not see value in it. On the flip side, we observe that the employees who do participate and learn willingly, often see growth in their careers at a faster pace. Why is that? They can communicate better with their global counterparts and customers. Networking at conferences and seminars, teaching as well as publishing in international journals, are an integral part of professional development; most of which is done in English. The same argument can be made for emerging economies from Asia and South America. We see a huge demand for English teachers across these continents in the education and corporate sectors. English language and communication programs have become the norm within most organizations which are a part of the service industry. To become a part of a multinational organization and to grow within the organization, employers are encouraging their staff to learn and use English as the preferred language of official communication. This, in turn, has empowered and enabled employees to showcase their talents on international platforms. With most of the global population learning and using English for business purposes; it is slowly becoming a mandatory part of education around the world.