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Role of English Language in Globalization

Updated on June 13, 2012

The Power of English Language


Without the powerful language English, connecting nations all over the world would have been something impossible. Communication is very crucial in any field, whether it is business, medicine, transport, technology, trade or marketing. English is the language globally accepted and known by all. The role of English language in globalizing people all over the world cannot be just expressed in words; the influence of this commanding language is quite vast and diverse to define. If you consider business, diplomacy, or politics, there should be proper gelling between nations. Deep understanding is very much important in any field. Without proper communication it is not possible in whichever way it may be. The language you speak does play a big role in conveying and popularizing your skills and requirements. Around 380 million consider English as the first language, two-third of them prefer it as the second. In addition, billions are in the learning process and many are exposed to this unflinching language. Various predictions reveal that by 2050, half the world population will be proficient in English language. Hence it’s relevant how powerful the language is to bring the nations together. Whether high or low, it is the language accepted universally. “The World Empire by Other Means: The Triumph of English.” (The Economist, 2001).

The power of English language

The English language stands out from any other language if you consider the nation as a whole. People know its significance and that is why the language is taught as the basic language in any country. Internationally speaking, it will be really hard to thrive in this world without knowing English. When you speak of globalization, the first language that comes to mind is English. In order to create an ethically responsible, equitable and tolerant world, the English language plays a crucial role. You may take the case of any field. In business, outsourcing and communication with clients and other delegates are very important to exchange and share your thoughts and innovation. This is how business grows. Likewise it is also very important to maintain peace and tranquility between nations. If at all an issue arises, only through peaceful talks and conferences the problems can be discussed and sorted. English is the best to make it easier. Many Asian and African countries even accepted it as the standard language to communicate with each other. (Belcher. D, 1994). The language has great impact on sharing different traditions and cultures of various nations, enhancing better knowledge to know each other. You learn more about the various traditions, culture, and customs of various nations all over the world through travel and study. For both of these to become reality effective communication is a must. The language English enhances a lot in bringing people all over the world together. The internet also plays a big role in promoting English as the standard language understood by all. Through various social networking sites people connect to each other from anywhere around the world, mostly through English. This is because the language is accepted all over the world. English is also very essential for air traffic controls and airline crews. The touch of this powerful language is very evident in every field of study. Even in science and research, the English language is very essential. (The Convention on International Civil Aviation, Chicago Convention, 1944)

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      Cindy 9 months ago

      someone can help me with a concrete example of Role of English Language in Globalization, please :*

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      Inam 17 months ago

      I also believe that English is the most popular language in the world which should be spoken by every person thank you.

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      Leo 23 months ago

      Thanks bruh

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      falmata Bekele 3 years ago

      baayee barreeda

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      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

      Yes Sir,

      English is a global communication medium. The reason is that they rule large parts of Asia Africa for the centuries. They used resources of their colonies and prospered later Anglo Saxon community captured USA,Canada, South Africa, Australia, Newzeland . these resourceful area further boomed their economy. In 17 th century onward Arts, Sciences, culture in England was encouraged and got boost. Great Britain became a power house of Great inventions and discoveries and it was transferred through English language across the globe.

      Then English language became global medium of communication.

      After the WW II USA a super power which dominated the global economy and IT revolution spread through English language , English became mandatory to process any deal or transaction.

      English is a modern Mantra to survive.

      pramod gokhale