English Language Threat

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English Language: A Threat to Educational System and Cultural Identity of Countries Language is a significant part of everyone’s life. For communicating locally as well as internationally. Therefore, in order to communicate with other countries around the world, it was important to use worldwide language, a language that could connect the world. Over the last 60 years, English is global language that the entire world uses to communicate with. Many believe that the English language is an essay and its importance is a natural consequence to global commercial activities. However, many more would argue that the importance of this language is by forced and the effect of it on other countries language. The improvement of English is because of Linguistic…show more content…
Most organizations and agencies are trying to reduce the negative impact of English language as well as its usage, however, they do not get the desired result. According to Suzanne Romaine, agreements and treaties accepted by international agencies recommending the use of minority languages in education usually lack power to reinforce them (Romaine, 2002). English is a language that is forced on other parts of the world by the West for different reasons. Such as the U.S. and other countries are using different means to promote their language all over the world. This has many direct and indirect negative effects on people of other countries. The process of adverse impact of English language on other local languages should stop as soon as possible or many countries will lose the symbol of their identity, their…show more content…
They stated that they need English to be able to read modern technology and to be connected with the other part of the world, these students stated that they are in favor of the widespread use of English in education system. These students said that most of the books they use are in English and it will be hard to find a lot of books in their own language then English. They said it’s much easier to study English then translating those books into your own language and then study it (T.N.Hung, 2003). An article by Mustafa claims that people in Pakistan believe that English is “the magic wand that can open the door to prosperity” (Mustafa, 2012). Therefore, they mostly people of Pakistan want to send their children to the English teaching school that is very costly. However, this has a lot of negative effects on children. For example, they might not have the capacity to increase their critical thinking skills while learning a new language before entirely knowing their native language. Also, teaching English in the lower classes will decrease the amount of discussion within then and may create earning difficulties as well as cultural. Moreover, there are a lot of chances that these children will forget their first language. A report from Pakistan shows that many schools that teach English are private. Hence, poor people cannot pay for their
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