The Importance Of English As A Global Language

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Nowadays we are living in the age of globalization and as a result anything produced or invented in any part of the world gets global character very rapidly. To keep pace with globalization it is very much essential to learn the global language English. English has a grip as the language of the global world, and being so it has become the most commonly learnt second language amongst foreign language speakers. English is the most commonly taught second language in foreign schools, as English is the collective language spoken by 1,8 billion people world wide, 27% of the world’s population. (Zeeshan Naved, 2015).A vast majority of non-native English learners study a wide variety of school subjects using a language that is not their mother tongue. How far it is beneficial to the academic side of a non-native English student? Let us have a look on the merits and demerits of studying English as an important subject.
English is an international language, also called as global language. Experts on the English language like David Crystal, author of "English as a Global Language," say the world has changed so drastically that history is no longer a guide. (Mydans, 2007) English has got the status of international language for various reasons. It has crossed the national borders of English speaking countries and reached people who speak other languages. Another important reason is that almost all the international organizations conduct their meetings in English and it reveals its
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