English should be the medium of instruction at
universities in Turkey for the following three reasons: finding a
high-quality job, communicating with the international world, and
accessing scientific sources in the student’s major field.
The first reason for why English should be the medium of instruction at
universities in Turkey is that it helps students find a high quality
jobs for students to find. In business life, the most important common
language is obviously English. In addition to this, especially,
high-quality jobs need good understanding ability and speaking in
English. Therefore, companies can easily open out to other countries,
and these companies generally employ graduates whose English is fluent
and orderly. For example, the student who is graduated from a university
which takes English as a major language will find a better or
high-quality job than other students who don’t know English adequately.
In other words, the student who knows English is able to be more
efficient in his job because he can use the information from foreign
sources and web sites. He can prepare his assigments and tasks with the
help of these information. Therefore, undoubtedly, his managers would
like his effort or prepared projects. In addition, many high-quality
jobs are related with international communication and world-wide data
sharing. University graduates who are in a international company and
business are needed to communicate with foreign workers. For instance,
if their managers want them to share the company’s data, they are
expected to know English. Moreover, they will even have to go business
trip for their company. Absolutely, all of these depend on speaking
English;as a result, new graduates have to know English in order to get a
high-quality job, and the others, who don’t know English, may have lack
of communication and be paid less money.
The second and the most important reason, for English to be the medium
of instruction in the Turkish higher education system is that it enables
students to communicate with the international world. In these days, in
my opinion, the most important thing for both university students and
graduates is to follow the development in tecnology. For this reason,
they have to learn common language. Certainly, they should not lose
their interest on communicating with the world. However, some of the
university students can’t obtain English education in their university.
Unfortunately, these people may lose their communication with worldwide
subjects and topics. In short, they will not communicate foreign people.
To prevent these people from lacking of speaking English, universities’
administration will provide English education to them. In addition,
university students can use some specific hardware and software of
computers with their English to communicate others. For example, the
Internet, which, in my opinion, is the largest source in the world,
based on English knowledge and information. Also, most of the softwares
such as “Windows”, “Microsoft Office”, “Internet Explorer” are firstly
written in English, and these programs are the basic vital things for
communication over computer.