English Language Is Globally Important

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English Language is Globally Important  English is the major language in such fields as international diplomacy, business and commerce, science and technology, and the travel industry. How did English become such an important global language?  British Colonialism  Took English to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Indian sub-continent U.S. rise as a strong economic and strategic power  Pop Culture  English became the language of diplomacy.  The Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI was signed in 1919 in both French and English. Key international bodies adopted English as a working language. United Nations (The Secretariat uses two working languages, English and…show more content…
91% - pace of business change as the leading cause, 86.5% - global competitiveness 77.5% - the nature of how work is accomplished today 66.3% - the way organizations are structured  American Management Association, April 15, 2010  http://www.p21.org/      Challenges and Opportunities  51.4% - executives said their employees were only average in effective communications skills 46.9% - said their employees were only average in creativity and innovation 51.9% - executives said their employees were above average in critical thinking   46.7% - rated their employees above average in collaboration and team building OFFICE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS PROGRAMS Regional English Language Officers English Language Fellow Program English Language Specialist Program E-Teacher Scholarship Program English Access Microscholarship Program MATERIALS Titles in Print English Teaching Forum Online Resources REGIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE OFFICERS AFRICA • Senegal • South Africa EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC • Thailand  China • Indonesia EUROPE  Turkey • Hungary • Ukraine • Russia NEAR EAST  Jordan  Egypt  Bahrain  Morocco SOUTH /CENTRAL ASIA  India  Kazakhstan WESTERN HEMISPHERE  Peru  Mexico  Chile  Washington Regional English Language Officers (RELOs) Engage in such Professional Activities as      Organizing
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