CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION The study aims to explain the effects of foreign language on the culture of learners. Language plays a very important role in human’s society. Every language has its own culture. On the other hand culture depends on values, behaviors and beliefs. It depends on the people that how they admire the language with its culture.
It is one of the most essential communicative tools in companies, especially in multinational corporations. The term lingua franca refers to a language spoken by “speakers of different native language”(Nordquist,R, 2007). English is usually a foreign language for most of the people, as a result, it should be used as a lingua franca to enable the effective communication between non-native English workers with the native ones (Seidlhofer, B. (2005)). It can also be used as a communication means between native and non-native workers in multinational firms; for example, there is a need for a shared language between two individuals with different native tongue in the same company.
It is also the second language for many who speak more than one language in India. But mostly the English language is considered to be as the “link, glue” that will provide you with unlimited mobility around the world, because it is a linguistic bridge between the major countries of the world and
For instance, the importance of English as global language has been rapidly increasing, as it has become the most important medium of telecommunication. All over the world people will have to learn English to use computer software. It is not British but American English that is in the ascendancy. Many computers have only American English software and it is the main transnational language used in various fields of scientific, cultural, economic and business activities. (Girish Mishra,2008) Hence, with the improved technology alongside with the great usage of English as a global language people can communicate their ideas and even build democratic relations globally.
It’s like deciding that if people speak French more than English, therefore it should be treated as a global language. Many people would be terrified at this suggestion. The idea that native English speakers would have to learn another language is a thought that would never cross their mind unless they were moving abroad. So, if native English speakers aren’t willing to learn the basics of another language, why should they expect the rest of the world to try to learn the English language just to suit themselves? It may be hard to imagine but English isn’t really the most spoken language in the world.
1. Introduction This paper is intended to demonstrate that the influence and spread of the English language in the world today is so high that English not only has the status of a widespread lingua franca, but can also be traded as a world language. First, the paper will be devoted to the definition of a lingua franca, then it will be shown in examples where English is used today as a lingua franca. Furthermore, the question of whether English can even be considered as a world language is discussed. This is explained with pro and con arguments.
(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.
Only by learning the culture, language learners can better understand the language and use it in communication as native speakers do. Educators now generally believe that it is important to help the second language learners to achieve the communicative competence as well as the linguistic competence. Visualizing and understanding the differences between the two will enable the student to correctly judge the appropriate uses language idiosyncrasies. Valdes argues that not only similarities and contrasts in the native and target languages have been useful in as learning tools, but when the student understands cultural similarities and contrasts, and applies that knowledge to learning practices, they too become advantageous learning tools . Because an interdependent relationship between language and culture and becoming aware of these similarities and differences is an integral component of learning any foreign language.
1.0 Introduction In answering above statement, the writer totally agree with several justification by doing analysis and reading journals about English communication among Malaysians in workplace. English is the main language in any business or communication and become an integral part in sharing knowledge and diplomacy matters. The English language has spread to many parts of the world. Platt,Weber & Lian (1984) mentioned that the increase in the number of those learning it and using it has been the most striking example of “language expansion” in this century. It has become the most important international language and is the most commonly taught second or foreign language in the world.
In addition, it is also the language of modern technology and sciences around the world. Therefore, if anyone wishes to compete and succeed in this globalized world, English will be one of the key tools to this success. Mastering the English language allows people to communicate effectively and efficiently and grants them access to up-to-date technology. In developing countries, English language plays a vital role in the various aspects of life. It is also a method to developing relationships on an international level and