The first one includes 320-380 million people, that is the residents of those countries for whom English is considered to be the native language (US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand); the outer circle includes 150-300 million people who live in countries where English is not the first language (L1), and yet plays an important role in public institutions, and is recognized as a second language (L2) to a multinational territory ( India, Singapore, and more than 50 other countries); the latter one, expanding circle, includes from 100 to 1000 million people living in countries whose population is increasingly aware of the importance of the English language as a tool of international relations (Russia, China, Japan, Israel, etc.). In addition to this, MacArthur (1998) groups the spread of the English language into three categories, which is almost the same as the one provided by Kachru (1985) – ESL (English as a second language), EFL (English as a foreign language) and ENL (English as a native
“Knowing English is like possessing the fabled Aladdin’s lamp, which permits one to open, as it were, the linguistic gates to international business, technology, science, and travel. In short, English provides linguistic power.” (Kachru B. B., 1990). English is used widely across the globe and there is no doubt that it aids in effective communication. The quote by Larry Smith has given a general view of World Englishes.
This line we used to listen from everywhere, on our televisions or in schools and universities. Even in our country which has Urdu as its official language, English newspaper is published and even we all study in English Language. What could more be a prove to this sentence. It is such a global language that proper books on English have been published in market and these books contain all the rules and regulations of studying English language. English is an global language it is not only proved through these quotations or statements but it also proved worldwide as everyone of us wherever we go if we speak English people can understand it regardless of the fact that this language is not their mother language it’s the second language.
GROWING DEMAND FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD A.V.Rajya Lakshmi, M.A.,M.Phil., H.O.D. of Engish, BCAS, Bapatla Email: email@example.com 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.
English is now considered an international language and a lingua franca for many nations. It reached a level of globalization where it became a language that operates as a mean of communication worldwide. Many linguists see that English is the most developed language in the world, as many theories has been developed around the language to analyze its origin and how it achieved its global state. English is not a language for just the United Kingdom of Britain; 1.5 to 2 billion English active speakers exist today and they use English in their professional and personal life. English, nowadays, has become a language for almost everything, so English now has its global identity.
It is the main language of government, the media and education in China and Taiwan, and one of the four official languages in Singapore. Wú Wúyŭ Wú is spoken in Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces and in Shanghai and Hong Kong by about 90 million people. Major dialects of Wu include Shanghainese and Suzhou. Yuè (Cantonese) gwóngdùngwá / yuhtyúh Cantonese is spoken by about 70 million people in Guangdong and Guangxi provinces and Hainan island in China, and also in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and many other
English is become more and more important to our life, according to the China Daily reports, in the 2014 China had more than 300 million Chinese already are studying English, this is one quarter of the china population. So you can imagine that ten years later, the Chinese English speaker will also become the highest in the world, also the scope of English languages will be extend. And the cause of this result is that, the Chinese government strongly to promote the learning and using of English. For example, In the Chinese kindergarten every child had already started to learn the English, also the government had stipulated that, next 4 years every state employees which is younger than 40 will be required to know at least 1000 English phrases. Depend on the Chinese government’s promote on the education and widespread, nowadays you can see that in many China important city, you will found out the many ways of English used very easily.
The Systems and Language Skills of English Learning a second or foreign language is impossible to master without knowing the systems and skills of the targeted language. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, the world population is exceeding 7.4 billion people in August,2016. China is the most populated country with 1.4 billion residents. (http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/) The Population of the countries where English is spoken as L1 (L1 is referring to the first language) is around 452 million according to the Website Nation Master. (http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/English-speaking-countries) Although, the population of the English speaking countries is only on the third place, the language itself became widespread all over the world.
They have a high chance of being admitted for undergraduate and graduate programs in universities that are located in an English- speaking country. Furthermore, most researches and peer- reviewed articles in all fields of study are written in English, so it is beneficial for a scholar to communicate well with his/ her colleagues when he/ she knows how to express his/ her ideas in English. Actually, the same is true for most software programs that are being developed at the present time. Moreover, better prospects when it comes to employment are given to individuals who can fully express themselves in the English language. Based from these points, the proponent of the current paper chose to study the game- based approach in learning EFL.
Slowly, we are able to recognize the supreme value and role of English in the matter of career opportunities, with the advent of computers, communication skills in English have become indispensable student of science and Technology seeking jobs or pursuing higher education are compelled to get through IELTS, TOEFL and allied examinations. Western countries and gulf countries are offering lucrative pay packages and necessarily the students are obliged to learn English, the global language. Even countries like China and Japan have