English is a language that is spoken and learned internationally by more than 50 countries. However, often times the English is not a language, but rather measurement of intelligence, background, and confident around the world. In many countries where English is not an official language, communicating in fluent English means that a person has good education and background. Also, in countries where English is announced as official language, being able to speak English put the one in the category of intelligent. Many times people who lack English speaking skill are treated differently from those who can by their surrounding. We are at the point where we have forgotten that English is not equivalent to intelligence. Many Immigrants that comes to America suffer from the consequences of not speaking English because they are judged based on how fluent they could speak English.
As an immigrant, there are many incidents where many people categorized me as someone who is uneducated, stupid, and boring. When I went stores, usually the employees tended to treat me as someone who does not know anything. In school, no matter how good I was able to do in my math class, I was always placed in the lowest level. People have forgotten that English is something that could be learned just like other languages. The idea that English is a measurement of intelligence does not only apply in English speaking countries. For example, in India if a native person is able to communicate in English he will be able to earn people’s respect and attention easily. That person will be categorized as someone who is wealth and someone who has exposure to a good education. Since English is being spoken widely, nowadays speaking your native language is seeing as something that is uncool. For this reason, in many foreign countries, parents would encourage their children to speak English more than their own language.
It is very significant for people not to relate intelligence to speaking fluent English, because English is a language not a measurement of intelligence or confident.