This is why so many colonies that were British before now have English as the national language, with many of their people speaking English as a first language. Another reason for the spread of English is economics. By being the global political and military superpower, Britain and USA also became the leading trading nations and many countries and territories needed to learn English in order to trade with them. The USA is currently a major trading partner with almost every other country of the consumer economy. This explains why in many countries, English is a compulsory subject in all levels at school.
An example of this is british imperial rule established the framework for India 's justice system (Lalvani). Although, the framework did not include Indians. 900 englishman worked in civil offices yet only 60 Indians (Doc 2). The Indians really had no control of the government britain had put into place. Continuing on the lines of military and government the british created the indian army and created military academy to train officers (Lalvani).
“ As Hong Kong has been a meeting place of Chinese and Western culture since the middle of the nineteenth century….” (Pennington 146) The main reason why did English became one of the core languages in Hong Kong is because since it seemed like inseparable of Hong Kong from the British rule even though Hong Kong is already part of China. Even though the most spoken language was cantonese, the written language was English. Also the communication between the government was also spoken in English. There was too much influence in the British that help Hong Kong to be as successful as now. Speaking of language, British has also changed Hong Kong’s culture as
Countries use English as the global language and this has had a huge influence on education in individual countries. Not only is English spreading, languages like Chinese are also spread around the world. In America, Chinese has become one of the top languages in schools. Along with the language, China has also tried to bring its influence in education into American schools. Education and protection of culture is lost due
EVOLUTION OF BHUTAN’S EDUCATION POLICY Bhutan is a small nation known for its isolationism and its cherished Lamaist traditions. Before the king Jigme Wangchuck introduced modern education system in Bhutan in 1960s Buddhist monastic institutions were the only source of formal education available to the Bhutanese people. History of Modern Education in Bhutan This Himalayan nation was geographically isolated from the rest of the world until 1961 when the third Druk Gyalpo , Jigme Dorji Wangchuck opened the nation to the rest of the world. The British Indian rulers, in the 19th century, were actively pursuing the ‘forward area policy’ in the Himalayan region, in which Bhutan was destined to play an important role because of its strategic location between two giants of Asia i.e. India and China.
The statistics on Ethnologue.com shows that English has for a long time been the 3rd most spoken and written language in the world accounting for almost 372 million people. Since the early imperialism and colonization done by Britain, English has grown and has been assimilated into various cultures and societies. Global relations and communication through the United Nations along with the existence of 70 English-speaking countries, has been the key drivers of English becoming the most widely used language of communication. This “mainstream” English is the accepted language and has resulted in the complex issue of what should be considered language and why when people assimilate it into their culture, it is viewed as “broken”. Despite
PROPOSAL ENGLISH TEACHING METHOD APPLIED BY ENGLISH COURSE TEACHERS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FACULTY OF ARTS AND CULTURE UDAYANA UNIVERSITY 2014 By: I Kadek Ari Wiguna (1201305011) CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background English has been an international language which is used and spoken around the world. English becomes the most commonly taught language. It is now taught from young age. Now, children also have the same opportunity in mastering English. Commonly, English is taught in the formal education institution like schools but today informal education institution has taken a part in spreading English.