Currently the language most often taught as a second language around the world. Because English is so widely spoken, it has often been referred to as a "world language", the lingua franca of the modern era and while it is not an official language in most countries, it is currently the language most often taught as a foreign language. It is an admitted fact that English has emerged as an International Language of the world. Many nations of the world are striving for learning it as second language. In its role as a global language, English has become one of the most important academic and professional tools.
The period in time, geographical location, cultural influences and social-standing, all play an equally important role in the creation of the English language. This results in multiple Englishes being spoken around the world; creating multi-literacies that encompass the creation of language variation. An understanding of the role that Englishes and multi-literacies play in the modern-day classroom is essential in ensuring meaning-making, language-learning opportunities for all students. This understanding provides for
Language is a primary source of communication. It is one crucial part in our life in order for us to communicate and share ideas. English as the international language is very important to be learnt and mastered.English has become a language which is used in many countries whether as a native languange, second language, or foreign language. People in the world has believed that it is very important for individuals to learn English especially for people who are involved in businesses overseas or those who want to continue their studies in English speaking countries. In Indonesia, English is taught in class as a foreign language to students in elementary school, secondary and higher education.
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.
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.
In addition, learning language also helps learners are able to express ideas and feelings, participate in society, and use an analytical and imaginative ability that was in theirs. According to Crystal (2001), English is a global language. It means that English is used by people in all over the world as a medium of communication. In addition, Crystal (1997) stated that the English language spread and used nearly