LA 202 – OL8
The importance of the English language
The English language is finally accepted as the universal language of the world and stands today as the common means of communication among members of different countries, cultures and communities. Moreover, English is also the international language of diplomacy, business, science, technology, banking, computing, medicines, engineering, tourism etc. It is understood and spoken almost everywhere in the world and it has become the key instrument of globalization. The English language is the common global language and it is very clear in many cultures that English has become more dominant around the world, a dominance that is growing for each passing day. As a result, English is widely taught around the world as a second language today, the amount of native English speakers might not be large when compared to Spanish or Chinese, but it is the common communication language spoken around the world and almost every single university in the world are conducting scientific studies trough English medium. Although, there is a lot of people around the world today that won’t admit how important English for the world I’m one of those many that understands the importance of the English language.
Most people in the world agrees with what Alexander v. Sandoval claims in his essay “The importance of English” on www.eagleforum.com , “English is becoming the worlds language of the 21st century ” he says and gets supported “Most of the world's population, about 70% speak English or know him. And more than 80% of all stored information in the world is written in English or translated into it. Foreign language skills, and in particular the English are a good tool in work, school, on vacation, when building a career or promote your own business. The man who speaks fluent in English, will not get lost anywhere in the world where there are people.” (billionmindsfoundation)....
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Eagleforum. 1 May 2001. Web - 20 July 2011. (http://www.eagleforum.org/psr/2001/may01/psrmay01.shtml)
General. English: Universal Language
Billion Minds Foundation. 12 July 2001. Web - 20 July 2011. (http://www.billionmindsfoundation.org/english-universal-language/)
Watson, Alan. English: The working language of the global village?
Lord Alan Watson. 2010. Web - 20 July 2011. (http://www.lordalanwatson.com/english2.htm)
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