English should be the official language of the United States to give the people what they want, to recognize the historic role, and to limit controversy. English should be the official language of the United States to give the citizens what they want. Some citizens of the United States are completely oblivious to the lack of an official language. If the United States is “run by the people” then should not the voice of Americans not only be heard but also acted upon? According to the U.S. census of 2012, 87% of Americans believe that English should be the official language of their proud country(Pro English).
With the positive effects on this country also come the harmful effects. If America wants to continue to live harmoniously with the multitude of different cultures, the first step would be to make English the official language of the United States of America. Today, 1.9 billion people speak the English language; more than one-third of humanity (U.S. Bureau of the Census). English is also the national language of many countries- countries with a multiple of different cultures- including India and several populous countries in Africa. People in those countries use English to conduct common and o... ... middle of paper ... ...for our flag.
Making english the only official and legally recognized language in the United States would certainly be a positive change for those who only speak english. The passing of this law could be used in the workforce to level out the playing field. It is no surprise that americans who speak more than one language in the United States have an advantage over those who only speak one language. Large companies and even small business are always looking for employees who are bilingual. Having bilingual employees can be very beneficial to their businesses.
Although some people believe the entire world should speak English, the reality is that all Americans should have some degree of formal education in a foreign language. Foreign language skills could have a positive impact on race relations in America. The number of minorities in America is rapidly increasing. In fact, "minority" groups will soon form a collective "majority" of the citizens in America. Considering the facts that many minority groups speak English as a second language and America has no official language, compulsory foreign language classes are viable options.
A global language is a world language that is spoken internationally which is learned by many people as a second language. A language becomes a global language by achieving a global status which is recognized all over the world. This essay will discuss to which extent English become the global language due to the fact that it is both easy to learn and superior to other languages. 2.0 Easy to learn One of the reasons why English is easy to learn is because it does not have a difference when speaking whether it is masculine or feminine. When people usually want to learn another language they usually struggle with masculine and feminine whether or not they have it in their own language.
The Power of Language The unity of a nation is one of the most important factors that determine its prosperity. In this case, language has become one of the most influential driving forces in its ability to enhance communication with others. Wherever people from some country travel through another countries, they carried with them, a national identity, which is usually involved in languages. In the United States, most of people speak English rather than any other language. However, this nation does not have a law that regulates English as a national language.
There is some evidence that suggest, English has spread naturally in the world and as a result it is now a ‘lingua franca’ the common language that everyone knows. English has made our life easier in many ways. Because the world was in need of a world language, it was spread naturally in the world. According to Hung (2009), English language does not undermine other languages. He states, English has joined the global community and it has introduced the culture and national identification of them to the whole people living on Earth.
The idea at the time was, kids would learn in their native language and simply pick up English gradually. Those ideas were radicalized in the 1970’s however, the premise moved away from gradual learning of English; to English wasn’t really necessary. In 1981 Bilingual education came under assault from newly elected president Reagan proposed moving to the English Only system. The idea wasn’t viewed as Anti-Hispanic at the time, or as some kind of racist proposal. Reagan was adored by a majority of th... ... middle of paper ... ...and since 1908 printed exclusively in English by the United States Government.
Crystal (1997) indicates English is an international language. There is about a quarter of world’s population is already fluent or competent in English. However, as English spreads, the culture and values, which are embedded in English, may also become widely spread all over the world. Pennycook (1994) suggests that English, like all languages, contains cultures and values, so is never neutral. The cultural politics of English, has been transferred through cultural propaganda, development aid and global business, as well as, either consciously or unconsciously, through English language teaching practices.
Williams 1 Eighty percent of the U.S speaks English as a common language while the other twenty percent being other languages. Spanish being the most common language that is spoken. A common language that everybody knows is a foundation that will stabilize a nation. English has been a common language since the formation of the US, and acted as a foundation to raise its principles upon. It is also one of the most common and spoken languages in the world and is the undisputed language of success.