English is considered to be the King among other languages. In other words, English has become the lingua franca in the world in recent years. Looking around the world, it is easily to see people speaking English. There are 1,500 million people speaking English – that is one is four of us (Mei-Pochtler, 2016) and more than 50 English speaking countries as a second language on over the world (Holloway, 2014). The reason English has been spoken by most people can be explained by looking through the world’s history and business industry.
By using English the author believed that all people would understand and know what the information is. Kenji Kitao (1996) has stated that English is the major language of Information and news, 80% of data is stored and processed by using English. Even in other country where English is used as a minority language, there is at least one newspaper is used in English
The English language is considered an international language. It is the language used for international communication and speakers need to be able to exchange information effectively, both orally and in writing (Di Laurea, 2004). It is also the language of trade and industry, and of science and technology. Most of the transactions in business are done in English. A tremendous number of people worldwide have been studying English to increase their opportunities for professional success (Diamond, 2017).
Yes, that 's right, one billion people trying to learn English. This is because English has become the most important language in the world. 1.5 billion people already speak the language in addition to the 1 billion that are learning it.’’ The English language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Nowadays, English becomes more and more popular all over the world. Learning English actually brings many benefits for people.
In the light of these facts, learning English in Egypt is important and a valuable commodity. The recognition of the importance of English in the sphere of education is evidenced by teaching it as a major subject in all public and private schools at all stages from the primary to the secondary stages. Also, it is used as a medium of instruction in all Egyptian university colleges such as science, medicine, engineering, pharmacy, and other technical subjects. Moreover, English is included as an important subject in most of vocational
English is an official language in majority countries of the world. Moreover, many people are used English to communicate to each other. Additionally, English is the main language that is used in most higher education institutes and universities all over the world. Majority educational subjects are written in English even for the primary school. You can brighten your future with education, which is a useful tool which will follow you for the entire of your life (Mandela, n.d.).
Nonetheless, why is it that not only me but the majority of the individuals in this world understands and speaks English? How did this “single” language come to such authoritative power? To find out I have arranged an interview with the well-known British linguist, author and lecturer David Crystal. With “A little book of language” alongside 100 other books to his name, we will try to find out
That means English promotes cultural, technical and educational cooperation among people of all over the world. First, English gets access to knowledge. Is it science, music, computer, health, business, sport? Most of this knowledge is in English. I’d like to say that the Internet has become a part of life for many people, but we won’t be able to use it unless we know English.
Globalization ,networking ,economic integration ,internet and MNC’s together have played major roles in giving English the status of major lingua franca of world beyond doubt. English as lingua franca has comfortably taken its role in business, science, engineering and also in various cultural fields. People like Widdowson, Seidlehofer and Jenkins have pointed out that use of English as lingua franca has become the fastest growing function in the world .Most of the scientific ,technological and academic information in the world is expressed in English and 80% of all the information stored in electronic retrieval system is in English(crystal,1997:106).with revolutionary economic growth ELF along with it has emerged as the most vibrant field of study English is the bridge or breath between people or of the people belonging to different fields. At the same time well established sociolinguistic fact is that language are shaped by their users and nowadays L2 learners are more in number than that of native speakers. India is one good example of English as ELF because it needs English as one of the official language even though many languages spoken in the country.
Oleksandra Smoliar Dr. Aliel Cunningham ENG 500 English as an International Language Annotated Bibliography November 6, 2017 Global Englishes English has long become a lingua franca of the modern world – people know and speak this language in almost any country on this planet. However, certain questions about the ownership of English and the correctness of multiple variations of English spoken around the globe arise to this day. With the help of the following sources I will be able to share my opinion on this matter, and, hopefully, arrive at a satisfactory conclusion. Foley, J. A.