The Influence of English on Globalization | ITTT TEFL BLOG

The Influence of English on Globalization | ITTT TEFL BLOG

A global language ranks high both in terms of the number of countries where it is spoken as well as the number of people who speak that language either as native speakers or as second language speakers. People often talk about English as a global language. Statistics show that more than 350 million people around the world are speaking English as a first language and more than 430 million are speaking it as a second language. A common world language becomes a need with the advent of large international bodies like the United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organization and UNICEF(1945). The need to be able to communicate freely with one language to people all around the world would help to reduce misunderstanding and reduce the cost of translation. Today English has already established a preference in every nation in the fields of business, academics, science, computing, education, transportation, politics, and entertainment.

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