Introduction: The English language is generally acknowledged as a global language, in view of its numerous functions and preference over several other languages around the globe. The tradition of English teaching has been drastically changed with the remarkable entry of technology. Technology provides so many options as making teaching interesting and also making teaching more productive in terms of improvements. Technology is one of the most significant drivers of both social and linguistic change. At present the role and status of English is that it is the language of social context, political, socio cultural, business, education, industries, media, library, communication across borders, and key subject in curriculum and language of imparting education.
The author starts by explaining the different definitions of globalisation that adds the complexity of the issues and sow confusion in the debates of globalisation. While the world is moving towards a more global economic system, there has been anti-globalisation movement in the West caused by the fast growing of low cost exporters in Asian countries. The book also addresses the consequences such as unemployment and environmental protection which caused various parties to be unfairly blamed. The book provokes the arguments of positive and negative effects of globalisation. The author draws an interesting example of Howard Dean’s presidential speech to substantiate the perplexity on globalisation to balance between low-priced
English as a global language is a form of linguistic imperialism creating by the supreme power countries like Britain and USA which have the political and economic influence through the other countries. Also, English as a global language undermines multilingualism which puts the other languages to death and it destroys the cultural diversities. Although, English as a global language is a key for development and communication, we should not ignore the negative effects of it through the other nations. However, by putting some efforts we can bring some efficiency in order to solve these problems like speaking and documenting our native language instead of preferring English, and use it as a second language rather than an official or a medium of communication. If you do not take care of your language it will die soon.
The English Language has been one of the most critically important languages for arguably the last sixty years. For reasons that range from politics to economics, English will perhaps be the Lingua Franca of the world for years to come. The need to learn English has been central to the rise of English Language learning around the world. One key challenge that remains in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) field, is understanding the most effective way to teach English to such a diverse world. By assessing personal motives from a student, it will shed light on the reasons and techniques involved in meaningful approach to effectively teaching.
The book discusses the cultural identity of one word, and goes on to discuss the translatability of English phrases and metaphors. The author discusses English lexicon as it has developed on sports websites, in tourism and in law. The author also discusses English lexicon from the perspective of English language teaching. This book is credible because it is authored by Facchinetti, Roberta. She is a full professor of English language and Linguistics at the University of Verona.
KEY WORDS: Influence of English, increased employability, tool for global competence, the growing need for English proficiency ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYABILITY English, which is be considered as an international language and the most dominant language in the world, plays an important role as a tool of communication locally and globally and unanimously gained the status of being recognized as the global medium for any field on this earth. According to Nesa (2004, p.8) ―English is the lingua franca of business, commerce, science, Tourism, arts and literature of the whole world. Hence, in order to increase their employment opportunities, the present day graduates must be well versed in English, be able to use and
American dominance and influence in the entire world has made English fundamental for developing international markets, from areas of advertising and tourism to academic, scientific, and technological fields. With English being the lingua franca of the world, it is just imperative to be acquainted with it, especially if one is staying in a foreign area with cultural and language barriers. English as Second Language (ESL) teachers serve as fundamental instruments in helping immigrants or foreigners to expand their knowledge on the English language, encompassing the fields of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. ESL teacher requirements vary from one state to the next. Generally, the position requires patience, creative teaching skills, and excellent communication skills in order to plan relevant lessons, and to
Introduction A language achieves a real global status when it develops a special role that is recognized in every country. This might seem like stating the obvious, but it is not, for the notion of special role has many facets. A global language is spoken internationally, which is learned by many people as a second language, the most popular one being English. The main reason the language exist is because of a strong power-base, political and military and economic. Linguists argues whether the simplicity of the English language is the main reason of it becoming a global language.
English: The Global Language Globalisation and the dominance of English as well as the iconic value of English as a sign of modernisation raise many questions for those engaged in language policy and in the management of language education. The aim of this research is to bring together a range of cultural, commercial, linguistic and educational environments with their perceptions regarding these issues. There is little doubt that English has acquired a status of lingua franca. This is largely a consequence of British colonialism and Americanisation, especially the United States’ post-war advance and dominance in global economy, technology and science, education and even entertainment. People in the international community are communicating in English with professional partners and colleagues, reading English articles, watching American soap operas and movies, listening to Anglophone pop music and surfing the Internet which is 80 per cent English,
In this era of globalisation, the importance of English language should not be denied as it is the most common language used by people worldwide. English language has been playing a major role in many different sectors such as medicine, business, engineering, education and many others. As a developing country in Malaysia, the government has placed importance in ensuring that the students are improving their English language proficiency through the policy, To Uphold Bahasa Malaysia & To Strengthen The English Language (MBMMBI). According to the English Proficiency Index (2014), Malaysia is ranked at the 14th place compared to 63 countries. Therefore, in order to improve Malaysian students’ English language proficiency level, it is important to identify the factors that affect the students’ performance.