. 375 million use it as a first language and it’s the main language in 75 countries.
. That 75% of the world’s information is in English
. The second largest in the world as an official language
. The second largest in the world as an official language
. 56% of the Internet is in English.
. 80% of information is stored in English.
. 1.5 billion people speak English already
. Over 50 large countries in the world use English
. English is spoken in 105 countries and is the official language in 83 countries.
We need a language in common for communication, trading,
and traveling. English is the most taught and most used language in business, as well as the Internet, and the second most spoken language and very easy to learn.
56% of the Internet is in English.
80% of information is stored in English.
1.5 billion people speak English (native and second language).
Over 50 large countries in the world use English; it makes communication easier.
It’s the language that the leading businesses use.
For many, many years English has been a widely-spoken language in the
world, in every country, in every school, and most people are aware of
the language. It’s a valuable language. We believe that English should
be the official language. If one thinks about the numbers, North America
is taught English; South America is taught Spanish, which is extremely similar to English. English is extremely similar to many European languages, and so they are easy to teach English to. Most big businesses use English to trade and communicate with other companies. It is the easiest to write, learn, and read which makes it easier to communicate. It is also the top business language and all growing economies use it.
We will still keep our language, our culture, and the diversity of the different languages that keep the earth special. English is already taught in many countries, for communication purposes, and for making traveling easier. It would make it easier for the world to work together and advance
different fields of learning.
It is already the top business language, most popular on the Internet, government, and spoken.
English is spoken in 105 countries and is the official language in 83 countries.
English is the second largest in the world as an official language but when you count all the places it’s taught it’s the #1 language in the world. It can foster more international understanding.
At some point in their life most people come across English. The good communication is due to English and the fact that 75% of the world’s information is in English which makes it easier. With good communication in the business world, the world has a better economy, and so it’s already the top business language. 375 million use it as a first language and it’s the main language in 75 countries.
I find that the English language is much better in forming sentences than my own language.
Also almost the whole internet is made out of English so why not make it that language. This would solve a lot of problems in the world. Everyone would understand each other, no need for a talk. You can go anywhere you want without learning a new language. More time in schools for other lessons because there is no need for another language to be taught anymore. (Maybe people who want to specialize in language history will be able to follow this). And the most important one. We would be more united. Btw I am not English just pointing that out. Or they should find something like translator microbes like in Farscape.
Considering everything on the Internet is around 56% in English and many people in the world already speak English it would only be logical for people to just stop being different, it is not people just disrespecting other cultures it is just moving forward in the modern world and being able to make everything so much easier
Yes, English should be the world language. Foreign investments are a way of life and more and more financial transactions are conducted in English. Businessmen would prefer to conduct their transactions directly rather than rely on interpreters. Many U.S. companies have moved their production facilities to other countries. Large numbers of Asians are attending college in the United States. All of these circumstances have served to increase the use of the English language. It is already well on its way to becoming the world language.
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It is the best Because I don’t like other languages English and is very easy to learn compare to Mandar and other languages 56% of the Internet is in English at all knowledge in English and most languages we know our link with English in one or another Thank you
Because even though I mean we speak Gujarati and Hindi I find English much easier than these languages also English is much easier to learn then say Mandarin which is second in the business world because in English has only 26 alphabets whereas in Mandrin there are more than 50, 000 characters And 731, 000 words
It is indeed regarded that cultures should not fade out but to keep the human race alive and to let it keep going we need some cooperation and understanding between ourselves and so we need a official language for world conferences and for peace. It is important for everyone to understand what a person is saying and not to be mistaken as we want to avoid any misunderstanding that could lead to a war or someting bad.
You’re lost and don't know how to speak their language and they don’t know English. Then you will never know where to go and stay there forever. Ok, Maybe not forever but for a long time. But what if they did know how to speak English. Then you wouldn’t get lost and you'd be just fine.
I don't think coming out and saying "hey all you other countries with your unique histories and cultures, guess what, you're speaking English now" would go over very well. There are so many factors that make this implausible but they barely warrant discussion because the possibility of this dies with "people won't want to" before you even get into the headaches of getting it to work.
We need diversity to develop so we are the ones who some how make these diversities we are known by our nationality,traditions and our culture and all these things come from our language so if we have English as our global language then nothing new is going to come to us.We are who we are and we are not going to let some one change it.
It is entirely possible that English could become (and is in many instances) the language of world politics and trade. However, culture needs to be taken into account. Sure, the culture of the world is becoming more homogeneous, but that doesn't stop people from England, Texas, and Hawaii from being different. It just means that more people have things in common. I find it very hard to believe that people, with a heritage of being "different" would give up that difference without a fight. Look at the Cold War or even WWII. Countries that were taken over by other countries didn't lose their identity. In fact, many of the countries had corresponding spikes in their national identity in reaction to aggression. Therefore, as long as there is a threat of invasion or if there is competition between countries and cultures, other languages will continue to thrive. Until people quit wanting to be special, English will not become the world language. It may become the language of global transaction, but it will not become the one-and-only, high-flying language.
Besides, there are too many hipsters out there for the norm to stay the norm anyways.
The problem with English is that there are too many rules and exceptions to the language. Pronunciation is usually not inconsistent with the spelling of the word ,even when removing the dialect aspect of every language. A language with a phonetic alphabet, be consistent, systematic and as far as numbers go, most places in the world, even japan, use the same numbers that are used in english.
Many cultures are deeply rooted in language. If we tell the world that English is the global language then we are essentially telling the world. "You are different from me and I don't like it. Be like me." Also English is an incredibly difficult language to learn the basics of, never mind speak it fluently.
Making English the global language would never work. One of the things that makes human is our culture. Many people's language is the basis of their culture. Taking away their language is essentially telling them "You're different and we don't like it. Be like us." Also English is an incredibly difficult language to learn so even if it did become the global language many would only learn the basics ex (hi, bye, no, & yes). I don't like to generalize, but i assume many of the people on the yes side have never attempted to learn another language or are xenophobic.
No. English should not be a leading language as it is not the most popular language. Yes some people will say that it is an easy language to learn but I don't think that if you go out and say "Hey all of you are gong to speak English as a permanent language" I don't think that would go down very well! I'm Swedish so I could say that why don't we all speak Swedish? It's the same argument for every country in the world that has it's own language.
I don't tink english should be a world language because it is a disgrace to the other languages. As you know, language describes our culture and our country. I know many families that came to America 4 or 5 years ago that spoke Tibetan very well but now, all they Speak is English everywhere they go. Parents stiil may speak the language they were born with but think about their kids. They're going to grow in a community where everyone is speaking english and they're going to get influence by it. It is also important to be bilingual, trilingual, etc. I'm a 7th grader who is proud to call herself a Tibetan because I know English and Tibetan, a bilingual.
Although it would be easier to communicate with people of other nationalities, LANGUAGE is part of our cultures!! I think that you must see this argument in multiple perspectives. Let's say that you speak YOUR language from YOUR country and YOUR culture, and only that. Would you like to learn a whole new language, a language that is known as the most difficult language to learn because it has so many slangs and complicated word forms (such as homophones)? Probably not.
Our language is what makes us diverse. It's what sets us apart from other people. What would culture even mean if everyone had the same culture? Language is a beautiful thing. It's not fair to make everyone learn English. Plus, we don't want to lose beautiful languages like Italian, or Greek.