The main reason why English is so important is mainly due to the political and economic power the British used to have in the world. Between 17th and early 20th century Britain 's imperial power was at its peak in the countries it had colonized. This power led to the rapid spread of the English language. The legacy of British imperialism caused many former colonies to thoroughly institutionalize the English language in their courts, parliament,
The English language is rich in words and knowledge and is absolutely important in our everyday lives. USA and Great Britain is a very popular travel-destination today. Therefore; because people like the culture and environment there, more people learn English to be able to communicate with others when they go there. I use English whenever I check social media, read books and basically whenever I use any technology. In the future I would like to travel to as many places as I can, and English will be very important when I want to communicate with the people I meet.
Business Culture in China For any foreign country to be able to succeed in China, first they must understand the culture and the people of this country, which has become a industrial giant with a growing economy. But to be able to understand how Chinese do things you need to go back to Confucius time, since Chinese values go way back to this era and this is way they are things such as “guanxi’’ and the fear of “losing face” in a business situation. China doesn't have a good reputation when it comes to business ethics, according to John Hulpke and Cubie Lau there are some factors that contribute to the ethic problems China currently face, the fact that Chinese tend to do business based on relationships rather than a free and open competition
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. It is anofficial language of almost 60 sovereign states, the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States,Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, and a widely spoken language in countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia. It is the third most common native language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish. It is the most widely learned second language and is an official language of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of many other world and regional international organisations. English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years.
IKEA IN CHINA Since Ikea built its first retail store in China in 1998, Ikea has been exploring the Chinese market. Now there are more than 20 Ikea retail stores in China. It took Ikea a lot of time and a great deal of effort to make its way through Chinese market. A decade ago, the Chinese were not as open as they are in 2017. Ikea faced a lot of unexperienced problems.
A statistic shows that China had 4.09% of people in China was unemployed in 2014. If the unemployment rate is high, it will cause that country become dangerous, because it will cause crime, such as theft, doing the illegal things and others that are dangerous. According to Xin Hua News (2015), more than 168,000 narcotic-crime suspect was arrested by police in 2014. There had about 70 tonnes of drugs, including 25.9 tonnes of methamphetamine and 9.3 tonnes of heroin. Unemployment will cause lower salaries because more workers but less jobs, so the people that cannot find a job in China they will find a job in other countries.
The motivations for Chinese to use loanwords in daily conversations When different languages come into contact, the languages involved may be affected in various ways. “The simplest kind of influence that one language may exert on another is the ‘borrowing’ of words” (Sapir,1921). Accordingly the words that are taken from another language are called loanwords. None of languages is absolutely pure without absorbing any loanword therefore lexical borrowing is a common linguistics phenomenon. Furthermore, loanwords not only contribute to evolution of languages but also play significant roles in linking culture.
Even in cities like Beijing and Shanghai where there are many migrants the opportunity for decent education is limited because of various government policies. The Hukou system has been the barrier for millions of migrant children’s right to quality education in the urban cities of China. China also has strict entrance examinations(Gaokao) and top tier universities allocate higher admission quotas to first tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai. For example, students from Shanghai who scored number 1 were part of 170,000 students enrolled in in Shanghai but 570,000 students were not allowed to attend those schools because they were part of the migrant worker families and part of the hukou system. There is a great divide in education between rural and urban China, the government has been working on implementing a solution that lessens the effect of hukou system and brings in equal opportunities in education.
The English language is widely spoken all over the world, which also known as World Englishes or Global Englishes. Over the past decades it has become the world’s primary lingua franca to an extent that is and has been unprecedented among the others (Global Englishes, 2015, p. 41). Lingua Franca serves the purpose of providing a means of communication among people who do not share a common first language. According to Seidlhofer’s definition, ELF (English Lingua Franca) is “any use of English among speakers of different first languages for who English is the communicative medium of choice, and often the only option” (Global Englishes, 2015, p. 44). In recent years, English as a lingua franca has seen lots of developments, massive number of
Between the 17th and 20th century, the British Empire,which was the largest empire in history, spread the use of the English language in its colonial regions such as the United States and Australia. Again it was in the late of 20th century when English reached truly its global use because of the economic, military and scientific supremacy of english speaking regions, especially North America. To continue, English has been the de facto laguage of international business for a long time. It has been the standard official language in many industries such the airline or tourism business. Likewise, the film industry and show business are fields in which English has ensured its hegemony.