You can clearly see that English has left a huge trace of the language under the colonization time. These traces have evolved into different kind of English, like Chinese-English, Indian-English, African-English and other kind of English. Because of the size, it will eliminate small languages, and have a great impact on other bigger languages such as Norwegian for an instance. Norwegian youth today use more and more English words and expressions, and add it to the Norwegian oral language. For example the expression “oh my god” or cursing and swearing in English is very common, and is most used by teenagers.
1. INTRODUCTION AND JUSTIFICATION English is the most frequent language that allows communication among people whose native languages are not English. It is used as a “lingua franca” due to globalisation, as a result of the development of technology that allows fast global communication and the increase of travelling to foreign countries. Learning a foreign language, in this case English, gives more opportunities to the students to succeed in academic and work contexts. This Unit of Work has been designed for a bilingual group of 30 students of the 4th level of the Compulsory Secondary Education.
tudy of English communication problems of students majoring in English in the Faculty of Education, Naresuan University 1. Introduction Humans communicate through language. Because there are so many different languages, however, people around the world have a difficult time understanding one another. Some people have wished for a universal international language that speakers all over the world could understand (Kispert, 2004). Because of this reason English is considered as a universal language.
The Census of 1991 revealed that there are 1576 ‘mother tongues’ in India with distinct grammatical structures. With over a thousand languages spoken in the land, English still occupies a prominent position, long after the imperial masters’ exit. English is an official language and serves as a link language amongst people from different regions of the country. The English speaking ability amongst the people have also led to huge employment opportunities on the global market, with India becoming a leading back office service provider. The desire to learn English goes well beyond the employment aspect.
For an aspiring students English language has become an integral part of their lives as they are spreading their wings and going abroad for higher studies and profession. All the reference books, study materials and major sources of communication are in English. The importance of English language in education and students life cannot be denied. Despite all these, one startling reality about Indian students is that majority of them learn English subject from the preschool onwards to class 12. Still acquiring a decent proficiency in English language continues to be an impossible task for we, the students.
Also, English has extremely become the language of politic, economic, media, science and technology. That is why, English is the most successful language with 1,500 million speakers around the world (Crystal, 2003). Although, English as a lingua franca can be a major factor of development and communication, English as a global language can create many problems for the
Fatima Khoulane TESOL Program November 30, 2016 For the last centuries, English has been an international language inasmuch is impossible to find a country without citizens who are English speakers. English language gained this position from its large existence in science fields as well as its wide use in communication around the world. This has encouraged a lot of countries to teach it in schools and universities hand in hand with American or British culture since these two cultures represent the native places where English emerged, also since language is considered as the pot of culture and is inseparable from it. This act has brought about a lot of debates and conflicts. The researchers have been split into two groups: a group that defends teaching language along with culture believing that it increases students?
Currently, English is still considered as the most spoken language by many countries in the world (Crystal, 2012). English is used as medium for interaction and transactions in every discipline such as politics, economics, humanitarian, science and technology (Zughoul, 2003). Based on this fact, Malaysians have no choice but to learn speaking the language effectively. Inability to understand or communicate in English would only obstruct the advantage of gaining new
The focus on language leads to better education. English language in the subcontinent David Crystal claimed in 2004 that, combining native and non-native speakers the subcontinent now has more people who speak or understand English than any other country in the world. The influence of the British raj has received its maximum dividends from the subcontinent. English language in Pakistan Pakistani English or Paklish is the group of English Language varieties spoken and written in Pakistan, McArthur, Tom,( 1998). It was first so recognised and designated in the 1970s and 1980s, Hashmi, Alamgir (1987).
As I have already mentioned historical past of England left the traces in the historical background of India. That is why we can say that India has had a longer exposure to English than any other country which uses it as a second language, its distinctive words, idioms, grammar and rhetoric spreading gradually to affect all places, habits and culture. English has special national status as an official language in the parliament, judiciary, broadcasting, journalism, and in the education system. Learning English language has become popular for business, commerce and cultural reasons and especially for internet communications throughout the world. It is widely used by many information and technology industries and recognized as being standard.