This qualitative study explores the perceptions of 15 teachers from three universities in Multan, Pakistan, regarding the pivotal role of English language proficiency in entrepreneurial success. Through semi-structured interviews, five key themes emerged, shedding light on the multifaceted relationship between language proficiency and entrepreneurship. The study finds that English proficiency acts as a gateway to global opportunities, enhances communication and networking skills, provides access to a wealth of knowledge and resources, helps overcome language barriers, and serves as a confidence booster for aspiring entrepreneurs. These findings align with prior research and have practical implications for educators, policymakers, and entrepreneurs, emphasizing the critical importance of language proficiency in navigating the complexities of the global entrepreneurial landscape. Recognizing the transformative power of language, this study underscores the need for integrated language development programs within entrepreneurship education to equip future entrepreneurs for success in an increasingly interconnected world.
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