Besides being the language of business, English is the language of economic development, as well as technical and scientific innovation too. English, also being the language of science, scientists must be fluent in order to communicate their findings with others. English is of vital importance for higher education and specialized training. English is the medium of instruction in most universities and higher education institutes of the world. Besides, English is essential for getting a job and better salaries.
After the independence using English was considered as burden in some places where as it was a sign of liberation for others. Acknowledging the volume of discussion taken place on the status of English in India, the investigator tries to highlight the necessity of English in India. The need English language teaching was emphasized from all the directions unanimously. In fact the report of National Knowledge Commission (2007) also highlights that “In the current scenario, an understanding and command of the English language, is a most important determinant of access to higher education, employment possibilities and social opportunities”. Whereas (Graddol, 2010) quoted that, “The place of English in India cannot be understood without simultaneously understanding both the local detail and the bigger national picture”.
Language system is a system of communication that contains sounds, words, and grammar that are being uses whether in daily conversation, business or education. Since, English is a global language and important, so we have to study the language system in order to improve language skills. The main factor that makes English language system important is communication. In order to communicate, we have to use language to connect with each other. As we have said that English is a universal language so it is very important to know its system or how to use it.
It is the language of the world and the global economy: truly a “linguistic engine” that drives the global economy forward through its economic interdependencies interconnectedness. Economic domination of world power is exercised through this language. It is the language of World Wide Web for education, trade and commerce, banking, tourism, enlightenment, entertainment, and sports. It is the language of the internet, the language of science and technology, the language of the global media, the language of medicine, the language of Hollywood films, and the working language of UN and NATO forces. English is important not only for common day to day life, but for academic life and professional career.
English continues to be widely recognized as the language of business throughout the world and it will maintain and grow even more dominant. In the past speaking English as a second language was a marker of the ‘elite’ but nowadays is a basic skill that people should have (Dorie, C. 2012). It is often perceived by the younger population that does not have English as their first language (L1), that speaking English will lead to a prosperous career later in life. This paper looks into why Thailand has and is experiencing so many problems with its citizens learning or acquiring English as a foreign language. Furthermore, the research examined in this paper identifies common mispronunciation of English words by Thai learners especially mispronunciation of English consonant clusters and predominately final consonant sounds.
1. Introduction This paper is intended to demonstrate that the influence and spread of the English language in the world today is so high that English not only has the status of a widespread lingua franca, but can also be traded as a world language. First, the paper will be devoted to the definition of a lingua franca, then it will be shown in examples where English is used today as a lingua franca. Furthermore, the question of whether English can even be considered as a world language is discussed. This is explained with pro and con arguments.
(Lodin, 2012). The main reason for changing the medium of instruction into English was that all the latest information about medical and Engineering science are in foreign languages and it was tough for students to learn about latest discoveries. Rahima Baharustani (2012) stated in her report that Advance education can be the key determinant of a nation development and it can lay a solid infrastructure for education section of a country. For this purpose to be achieved it is important for students to learn high-quality education that could response to the need of our society and English as a medium of instruction is the best way to prepare students to learn the quality education in the private universities of
Most innovative companies of 2016 "(BABBEL, n.d)). Mainly, English is the lingua Franca of the world today. the Oxford dictionary defines the concept of Lingua Franca as “A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.” (n.d.) In this regard, English can be seen as the language of business, technology, tourism and intercultural communication. Nevertheless, learning a foreign language is not limited to an instrumental view of this. Learning structures, developing four skills (writing, reading, speaking and listening) and vocabulary is
Introduction A Global language is the language spoken by people in multiple countries, spoken by a lot of people as a second language, and spread not only the number of people, but also geographically. Why should we have to learn English? English is the language of the modern era, English became the first language in the world, and because the major countries of the world has a lot of science and technology, And English is the main way to receive those sciences and communicate with others for greater access, English is a means of communication with others and learn about their culture they constitute key foreign culture, English constitute a significant addition to individual mental stocks. And notifying you of English is also useful in the
English has gradually emerged as the most prominent of the global languages; it is the means of communication for science, academia, news, media, economics, technology, and international politics. Consequently, English education has become a fundamental component of national curriculums across the globe. Non-native students from all walks of life see English as a necessity if they wish to become successful in any number of disparate fields. Whilst writers such as Crystal (2003) see the globalisation of English as a positive, allowing the international community to communicate with ease whilst simultaneously increasing global interdependence, others see it as an imposition, one that perpetuates the dominance of English-speaking countries internationally. Discontentment at the promotion of English over a native language is far from a new phenomenon.