Problems Of Globalization Of English

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Five hundred years ago, between five and seven million people spoke English, almost all of them living in the British Isles. Now, anywhere up to 1.8 billion people around the world speak English (Hammond, 2014).
How English became a global language? Story of globalization of English going back to the two centuries ago when the British Empire spread English language around the world by their soldiers, traders, pilgrims and sailors. In that time British was the earliest country, which started to develop industries around the globe then somehow English become the language of technical terminology. By the end of nineteenth century British and US united to develop English around the world. The influence of American business combined with British
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India is one of the Asian countries, which English is not their native language but they preferred English as a medium of instructions in schools. In a column in the Times of India, research findings from those who study cognition to argue against teaching English in Class 1 (Ariya, A.S. 2012). The easiest language to all-human in speaking and learning is the language, which they hear at home the mother language. When children who do not hear even a smattering of English at home are taught English in their first year of school, their entire learning process would be impaired. If they learn their mother tongue firstly and then learn English they will learn both languages better. This is not only about one subject but it conclude all subjects such as, science, math, history and so forth if these subjects taught through English the students will not absorb the main idea and the couldn’t learn it properly and couldn’t understand anything but they end up learning by rote. They pass their exams all right, but end up unemployable graduates, their native capacity to learn damaged forever, and their creative faculties crippled. This is a tremendous loss, both at the individual level and at the level of society (Arun, TK.…show more content…
This is contrary to logic and empirical evidence both in India and around the world. Students and children nowadays in every country learn English but as a foreign language not first language in the countries, which English is not the native language. For example, Korea, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Brazil and China they taught English in their schools but they taught their mother language as a medium of instruction not the English. These countries have the better economy. As Arun stated “Their languages remain vibrant, they create new knowledge and literature in their own languages and produce Nobel Prize winners and world-beating companies” (Arun, TK.

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