The new study of 16 million online test-takers in more than 50 countries was conducted by ef education first, a company that – it should be noted – specializes in english language training. Get this from a library english as a global language [david crystal] -- david crystal's classic english as a global language considers the history, present status and future of the english language, focusing on its role as the leading international language english has. English has become the most widely taught language in the world, and numerous countries have instituted english as a required subject for all students, often starting at very young ages.
David crystal, world authority on the english language, presents a lively and factual account of the rise of english as a global language and explores the whys and wherefores of the history, current status and future potential of english as the international language of communication. In india, english is an associate official language (after hindi), and in singapore english is one of four statutory official languages in south africa, english [is] the main national language—but just one of eleven official languages. The global language monitor (a texas-based company that analyzes and tracks worldwide language trends) claims that the english language now boasts over a million words, but in reality it is almost impossible to count the number of words in a language, not least because it is so hard to decide what actually counts as a word.
Over the last three years, the number of master’s programs offered in english at universities with another host language has more than doubled, to 3,300 programs at 1,700 universities, according. From the interview with david crystal in belgrade on 9 november 2013 interviewer: tony o'brien, british council director western balkans. English started to be used as a common language following british expansion in the world the british empire needed a common language, and english was forced upon a quarter of the world after british military imperialism there has been american economic imperialism. This language which many people call globish or global english is not really the language of shakespeare or even of american newspapers it is largely undeclined, lacking tense and person, avoids the use of articles, prepositions, adverbs. First of all english will be an obligatory subject on every school curriculum throughout the world by the year 2010 around two billion people that’s about a third of the world’s population will speak english as their.
English as a global language english is fast becoming the dominant means by which the world is able to communicate it is being referred to as the global language as it is seen as a common means for interaction between different countries. English is the third largest language by native speaker after mandarin chinese and spanish when we mix native and non native-speakers it is most commonly spoken language in the world english is called global language it is because it is widely spoken. English as a global language english has ceased to be an english language in the sense of belonging only to people who are ethnically english use of english is growing country-by-country internally and for international.
From medieval manuscripts to text messages, many things helped make english the global language it is today, says author michael rosen. English has reached high status world-wide because of several factors as the mother tongue of millions of people all over the world, as the language that millions of children learn at school and the language that is used in international relations, for global communication and as the major media language. Like it or not, english is the global language of business today 175 billion people speak english at a useful level—that’s one in four of us multinational companies such as airbus, daimler.
The ubiquitous usage of english as the nationwide language is continuously out shadowing its drawbacks i completely agree with this notion because the english language has brought a variety of. In english as a global language, though, he argued that the true number was more nearly 350 million graddol put forward a variety of estimates in the decline of the native speaker, including. I created these powerpoint slides for a presentation i delivered during an internship at the public affairs section of the us embassy in korea the audience.