Today, English is becoming more and more popular. Many countries have made English taught as the second language in schools. But why do students need English? If they do need, what do they need it for? A survey made by a teacher at a university answers the two questions.
The result of the survey suggests that almost all students need English and they need it for different purposes. Most of the student learn English because they need to read English textbooks or journals and attend English lectures, while only a few students need to use it to talks to English-speaking visitors, attend seminars, write letters, etc. There are also some differences between economics students and engineering students: Compared with engineering students, more economics students need to read English business and to write reports in English.
From the results of the survey, we can see that students learn English different purposes, which varies with different students. Whatever the purposes are, one thing is certain: Students need English, and English teaching should be strengthened in universities.