The week long skill-based teacher training workshop organized by Institute of English Language and Literature in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) for junior teachers of colleges and universities concluded here.
The workshop was organized under the thematic umbrella term Professional Development of Teacher Teaching through Medium of English (TELLS).
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmed Memon, Director, IELL and Focal Person for the event observed that more people around the world than ever were studying and learning English because it had become the international language of education and business.
Since its creation in 1964, more than 27 million people have taken the TOEFL® test, including hundreds of thousands in Japan. The TOEIC® test, which had begun in Japan in the 1970s, was taken more than seven million times in 2016 alone, he informed.
Prof. Ghulam Ali Buriro said, English may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it was the official language in a large number of countries. It is estimated that the number of people in the world using English to communicate on a regular basis was 2 billion.
He further said that English was the dominant business language and it has become almost a necessity for people to speak English if they are to enter a global workforce.—APP