1.0 Introduction English is fast becoming the dominant means by which the world is able to communicate. It is being referred to as the global language as it is seen as a common means for interaction between different countries. This new phenomena can be seen in a positive light because the use of English as a common language brings efficiency and greater understanding. Growth and development are not tolerant of differences and English becomes a means for international expansion. A global language is a world language that is spoken internationally which is learned by many people as a second language.
This shows the positive aspect of having English as a global language as there are more employment opportunities, connections and interactions between people and is easily learnt from technology and media. Despite English being the only global language, other countries cannot compete with it due to economic, political and military power. Therefore, language is socially constructed by a powerful group of people; creating one dialect globally can have benefits in a person’s life as well as a country as it improves the understanding and communication amongst countries.
Furthermore, English can help one to express various meanings. That is happening because English language not only has a lot of words with different meanings but also has various different types of syntax which help the speakers to be more accurate and to give more emphasis to a particular point if it is needed. Another interesting point is that the writing of English language is simple. There are even languages that have hundreds of letters in their alphabets that could have a different meaning when pronounced differently, like Chinese. The Roman alphabet is considered to be very easy to learn and surely much easier than the Chinese writing system which is very difficult for most people.
This offers s... ... middle of paper ... ...re made. It shows that documents in Chinese are mostly shorter and simple, but informative. Chinese writing is at a great strength due to this fact since it is faster to write Chinese documents than writing English documents, so Chinese writing are more favorable than English writing. To conclude, Chinese writing is more advanced in cross time and cross-space communication in comparing with English writing. Furthermore, Chinese writing is more attractive and easy to read.
The discourse about the use of English as a global language comes at a time when there exists cultural, political and economic supremacy among nations that are speaking different languages. The rise of nations such as China to the global platform and the influence of France in the European Union are making both the Chinese and the French languages to gain respect in the world. Beyond this, English remains a formidable language that can serve to unify all nations of the world. Firstly, English speaking countries have the powerful global status than other countries, English is a flexible language, making it easy to learn. This regards the fact that its grammar is generally simpler than most languages.
It had preceded Latin as the dominant language. I believe that English will be the dominant language for a very long time. I believe that because English has not only become a global language, but a language that has helped the world. English has made the communications with different nations easier and that opens trades and much more between countries. The English has made its mark on history and has showed why it is here to stay and be the dominant language.
The English language has brought successful education careers to Tan, Mukherjee and Cofer, and I believe that it will become a valuable asset to others including myself. In spite of learning a second language, there is a big possibility that one might get confused between the home language and the new language. Regardless of the confusion possibilities between both languages, the benefits will only minimize the disadvantage and maximize the advantages. Generally speaking, English holds the biggest market in the world. I think people in the U.S. should speak, read, and write in English fluently to be able to survive in a foreign country.
There are many benefits of learning a second language, whether for work or pleasure. American society should encourage more people to learn a foreign language because it improves communication skills, memory and attention span, and opens up job opportunities. Humans would not function the same without communication. Sign language, written language, spoken language, and more, make interactions and events easier in daily life. At its best, communication skills can make people more confident in themselves.
“Why a Global Language” More than one billion people in the world speak English. English is quickly becoming the dominant language by which the world communicates. It is being referred to as the global language because it is seen as a common means for interaction between different countries. Almost everywhere in the world you can find English: it is the most taught in the world and probably one of the the most commonly used languages by politicians all around the world. While this phenomenon can be seen in a positive thing by some people because the use of English as a common language brings efficiency and greater understanding internationally, others like myself, are not so certain because language and culture are closely connected, and therefore when a country’s language is overtaken, so are the traditions so important to their culture.
The global spread of English The development of globalization has spread English worldwide and English has become the dominant language (Phillipson, 17). I have to admit that English is monopolizing other languages in some countries and it is an unprecedented threat to some cultures. However, the global spread of English has a lot of positive effects, such as helping countries to raise power, to expend their influences, and to allow the rest of world access their culture and hear their opinions. In some countries, English is a very common tool with higher status over the other local languages. With the rising power of English, many languages are facing extinction and the diversity of cultures in the world is full of challenges.