The Day the Planet Earth Speaks English | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The Day the Planet Earth Speaks English | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The world speaks English. In Crystal (2003) the statement “English Rules” is said to present a scenario wherein the English language spreads continuously and becomes universal. This is a real possibility in the next century, as the technological and socio-economic developments are improving the quality of life and are enhancing the way we live and learn. The English language is well on its way to become the world’s first “lingua franca” if it has not already. It is said that a language achieves a genuinely global status once it has developed a special role that is recognized in every country across the planet. However, caution should be taken, as according to Crystal (2003) the special role has more than one meaning.


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