English : The Importance Of English As A Global Language

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In this paper, I argue if our modern-day society needs a global language such as English. English as a global language is necessary because it is more efficient, globalization, and most people already have some knowledge of English. English is of great importance in many places around the world, for this reason, it would be an excellent candidate to be the world’s lingua franca, or a global language. English is of importance to become our universal language, because with the globalized society we live in, communication among different groups of people, has become increasingly important in the last 25 years. According to Statista.com, “1,500 million people worldwide speak English, of whom only 375 million are native speakers” 1.5 billion people speak English, that’s 20% of the world that can already communicate with each other. One of the biggest reasons for English to be the world’s lingua franca, is because of media, such as phones, tv, books, and the internet. Never in the history of mankind have humans been more interconnected than they are right now due to the internet. With the rise of the internet in the past 20 years, English quickly became the dominant language of the World Wide Web. Due to this, if everyone had the ability to have one common language, it would make it possible for everyone online to interact, communicate, and learn more about each other’s cultures. With this ability for everyone to understand on the internet what each other is saying, it would allow
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