i don't like it the way we study a foreign language,but in China,it seems like the English is here and there.And we could not have a confotable job or life if we don't study English well.
In my opinion,a foreign language just can be a tool to make us more easier to study,but not the must!
English is the language for commerce and science. Proficient in it enables direct access, understanding and receiving first hand information without delay due to translation.
Remember, it is a tool. Testing English is to ensure that standard proper spoken and written English would be used.
Nothing more than that!
Germany and Japan have armies of English translators to translate all major reports on science, economics and politics into their own languages daily.
Builk of the translation is on science and economics. Reason is more than eighty percent of papers on science and economics are in English.
Remember, you must know the latest but not from yesterday!