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Should there be an international language that is taught in all schools worldwide?

Asked by: Shines
  • Loss of jobs

    Think of all the interpreters who dedicate their live to this stuff and how it would all go to waste. It could hurt the financial market and it would take a while to actually go into affect. So I do not think that we should have a globalized connected language.

  • No more confusions!

    There are some languages with the same words but with different meanings. This could lead to very bad problems . However, with the usage of a single global language, everyone can understand one another (obviously, if they know the language) without any problems. This does not have to replace the local and historical ethnic languages in countries, but can be of great help.

  • It will make communication easier

    If there is an international language it would eliminate the confusion throughout the world. Most of our problems are due to a lack of communication. Again this could be caused by a lack of understanding of what other representatives are saying. Instituting an international language would eliminate the confusion and make global affairs simpler.

  • Not as a replacement for their local languages, but as a "bridge" language.

    The best candidates are Globish (a simplified form of English), Esperanto (a constructed language based of agglutination), or an ancient language like Sumarian.

    Language is culture, but at the same time only having a national language creates a cultural barrier. Most of the world's disagreements and prejudices can be traced back to the fact that they speak different languages. "They don't speak English, they must be poor!".

    It will actually preserve regional languages. People can be taught their regional language and speak it amongst themselves, and also learn the "Bridge" language, and speak it with everyone else, instead of being forced to learn "big" regional languages like English and Spanish. When translating between different languages, one simply has to translate it from the regional language to the bridge language, and them back to the regional language. So, for translating between ten countries with different languages, we would only need 10 translaters, as opposed to 90.

  • Essence of Learning

    We all face a terrible problem when we go to other countries for study. If the most probable language spoken in the world is taught then it makes our life easier to go and study in other colleges in other countries and sustain somehow until we can learn the local language of the place itself.

  • Yeah, and it should be an existing language

    , or at least based on existing languages. A language made from scratch probably wouldn't be very versatile, and would be very hard to construct. Even if it was based on existing languages, it would still be very hard to construct. There are plenty of languages which are already constructed for us to use. Personally I think that it should be English.

  • Yes, but a new language.

    In this new age, the world has become a smaller place. Yet we still rely on the task of learning other languages in order to communicate. Wouldn't it just be easier to have a universal language so that trade and other things can be muchly improved. This would completely get rid of the communication barrier that the modern world still throws at us.

  • Yes, and it shouldn't be English.

    Globalization is they key to making an overall more efficient and better world. As of now, English may be very widely spoken, but it is not the best language. Ideally, a new, universal language that is taught to everyone from a young age should be spoken internationally. The language should take the best parts of every language and put them together. English breaks every single rule it ever lists. The new language should stick the its rules and leave it that way. An international language would make meeting new people easier, international relationships better, and would make an overall better world.

  • Absolutely, Better for trade, education, infrastructure

    English is probably the best choice. I am from Germany but nevertheless I would prefer English. In Germany you start to learn English with an age of 8. Also English is a great fundament, because it already is the first 'second language'. English is elegant, simple and just ideal. . .

  • Lack Of Communication

    Consider 2 people from two different parts of the world joining for a great project. They have everything they need for the project, but lack the basic communication to reveal their ideas. One International Language for all will provide a bridge for communicating their ideas without any problem. This can only be solved when every school around the world have a common international language in their curriculum along with their Native language.

  • No, Schools aren't for Globalization.

    Just talk about IL and you may come to know, there is a need. All agreed in this case, but when you recommend one Global Language, that's for the ease only when you come to communicate globally. But for people, their distinctive language represents culture, and schools are for more than just teaching languages. Globalization is somewhat sarcastic to civilization or cultures but it's really inevitable to stop the diversity. Ask someone to come out of their culture (language) and they can question about which culture is your IL belong to, you are asking them to come in. Yes people are already learning multiple IL's and already aware of the need, so also being adaptive to give them way in their schools but for this, you neither can force them nor have the right to do so. That's not my opinion, that's general phenomenon I think.

    Posted by: Dazz

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