Globalization And The English Language

Did you notice that over a billion folks on this planet now converse English? In line with a report titled, “English Subsequent” by language researcher David Graddol, “…two billion folks [will] be talking or studying English inside a decade.” [1]

English is all over the place. The Economist says, “[English] is the language of globalization-of worldwide enterprise, politics… It’s the language of computer systems and the Web… it’s the dominant worldwide language in communications, science, aviation, leisure, radio and diplomacy….” [2]

“English… is a vital device for working on the world stage,” says John Whitehead, director of the British Council. The flexibility to talk and perceive English is necessary in sure fields, professions, and occupations. In actual fact, English is so extensively spoken, it’s known as, the “lingua franca” [3] of the fashionable period.

Nonetheless, with the hundreds of thousands of native audio system vying for jobs within the world market, what likelihood is there for ESL (English as second language) audio system to compete? ESL college students take coronary heart. Because the Graddol report demonstrates, the worldwide unfold of English… will result in severe financial and political disadvantages sooner or later…. A future through which monolingual English graduates face bleak financial prospects as certified multilingual younger folks show to have a aggressive benefit in world corporations and organizations.

On condition that English has acquired its world-wide fame due, largely, to globalized energy relations, these corporations and governments using well-trained non-native audio system for his or her worldwide enterprise communication wants will clearly see the benefit of hiring non-native audio system of the English language with multilingual abilities.

Supply by Steve G James

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