English is the mother tongue of 300 million people in the world. The countries where English is the native or first language are the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Some other countries like India, Pakistan, Africa, France, and the Soviet Union, etc. use English as a second or foreign language. Thus English is spoken by 700 million people in the world, which is next only to the Chinese language.
It follows the Latin language of the Italic branch. French is the most widespread language worldwide after the English language. The number of the native speakers is around 73.8 million. Furthermore, about 338 million people are able to speak and understand it from all over world. French is the official language in 29 countries, mostly from La Francophonie which is a community of French-speaking countries.
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.
GROWING DEMAND FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD A.V.Rajya Lakshmi, M.A.,M.Phil., H.O.D. of Engish, BCAS, Bapatla Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Today’s world considers English as a global language because there has never been a language so widely spread or spoken by so many people as English. It makes news daily in many countries and is adopted by many countries. It has a special role to play in the countries where it has been accepted as the official language and is being used as a medium of communication. It has reached the present day status primarily because of two main factors – the expansion of British Empire in the 19th Century and the emergence of the United States as the leading economic power of the 20th Century.
It is spoken as a first language in many countries and as an international language all around the world. Nowadays, the importance of English language cannot be denied since it is the most commonly used language. It is used as an international language throughout the world and more than three-hundred-forty million people use it as a mother tongue in United Kingdom and the United States. The importance of this language comes as a result of its international use. The world we live in today connects through electronic media and it is necessary to have knowledge on this language as it is the main medium of communication.
Given articles reveal some statistics and views about the future of the English language which is competing for the dominant language in recent years. The main purpose of the article is to predict about their role as a major language which is spoken by majority of the world population for the time being. What is language? Language is a means of communication. English language is very common and an important language.
In such a case, the appearance of the recent concept of the communicative approach in language known as Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has brought a new revolution of thoughts and ideas. It has, further, become a challenging task for the teachers to understand and practice this approach in a proper perspective and then convey it to the language learners in its right
English Teachers ' Barriers to the Use of Computer-assisted Language Learning Rajanikanth Kuncharapu. Research Scholar, Osmaniya University. Introduction English is known as a global language, a connecting link, library language and a language of modern science and technologies. A technology has become an integral part our life. Especially language teachers are getting accustomed to make use of it.
We believe that Information and communication technology (ICT) play an important role in providing ELL with valuable language experiences as they learn a new language. This paper throws light on those areas which acts as a link between a learner and the teaching of a language through Information Technology. INTRODUCTION Computers and language teaching have walked hand in hand for a long time and contributed as teaching tools in the language and second language learning. The study of language has been hugely influenced by the advances in computer technology. Over the
English is undoubtedly the most widely used language and the most important and main source of international communication in the present day world.English is the lingua franca in present age. Being the global language, as it is called, it is used and learnt all over the world in one way or the other way either as a mother tongue or as a foreign or second language. Thus having the status of being a world-language, English is taught in almost every school all around the world keeping in mind some important principles and methodologies for the successful teaching – learning process. The paper discusses the importance of English language, some of the principles, history and critical evaluation of some of the important methodologies of English language teaching in the classrooms for a better understanding and successful teaching –learning process. Keywords: ELT, Methods, Approaches, Linguistics, Techniques, Global Language.