English is today’s international language — as French and Latin once were. English today opens up countless avenues of knowledge, particularly in the areas of science and technology. The Internet can be utilized most advantageously if the user has a sound knowledge of English; the truth is that no other language plays such a wide role on the Net. Like it or not, English dominates international trade, culture and politics. Proficiency in the language is a basic qualification for higher positions in both the public and private sectors.