English Global Language

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A language can be a global language to achieve a task which is necessary for being used in the world. Today, English is used in many countries because it has the status of a global language and has spread to different parts of the world. However, at the same time, both native and non-native speakers of English have a problem because people who use English are increasing. English succeeded in gaining a status of a global language by playing an important role in the world. Both non-native and native English speakers have a communicational and cultural problem, and native speakers have another problem which is that they have difficulties in teaching English idioms. English has gained a status of a global language because it has always played…show more content…
Language needs to be not only used but also acknowledged by people who speak other languages. The power is also a necessary thing to gain a status of the global language. Greek and Latin spread in the world because Greek and Latin speaking countries had had military power. These two languages did not have simpler structure than English in the past. (Crystal, 181) Some people say that English has a status of a global language because its grammar is simple but Greek and Latin’s grammar is more complex and they had military power in past. Therefore, English succeeded in gaining a status of a global language by playing important role in the world. There is also another cause that English can play important role in the world. A common language is needed for an international institution as lingua franca and countries which have English as a native language as the significant role. (Crystal, 185) Since people started to trade, lingua franca, which is a common language used among people who have different native language, was created. Today, English is used as a lingua franca in international institutions such as the World Bank, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization because a various type of people work there and need to communicate. When…show more content…
Globalization of English not only increase English speakers but it also localizes English in a place where English is not used as a native language. For example, In Japan and the Philippines, people do not speak the same English as native speakers because they create a new English called Englog and Japlish which words are mixed with English and their own language’s words and phrases. they started to learn English to adapt globalization and this is a result of the globalization of English. However, native English speakers need to accept like this localization if they expect other than basic communication skills. In globalization of English, because people get an opportunity to work with foreign people, they need to exchange ideas to proceed their work. It is not globalization of English to talk to only native speakers. Therefore, they cannot accept a various type of English and they have a communicational problem
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