Essay on English Globalization: Good and Bad

614 Words Jul 7th, 2013 3 Pages
Nowadays, the term “globalization” is used everywhere. Globalization basically is a process of changing in economics, technology, communication and even education. English is one of many things which is globalizing. According to Andy Curtis, there are over 300 million people using English as their first language. English is the third largest language in the World after Mandarin and Spanish. Because of the global revolution, the developing of technology and the desire to communicate with strangers, more and more people has started to learn English. Globalization has turned English into the most popular language; however, globalization decreases the quality of the English language. Due to globalization, the present time is called the …show more content…
English is not only a good tool in communication but also a good tool in doing business. Nowadays, international business is operated everywhere. According to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, “the impact of international financial organization such as World Bank, the IMF and the World Trade Organization seems as much positive than negative in most part of the World”. That is why more and more people are eager to learn English. Not only adult but also children are taught English. I remember that I’ve started to learn English since I was really young, when I entered the 6th grade. The Pew research center did an interview with people in different countries. Half of them said that English is one of the important skills which can help young people to be successful in their future. English become stronger and stronger everyday. It becomes the common thing between strangers. Thanks to globalization, English becomes a well-known language in the World. On the other hand, globalization turns English into a easy language with less value. English has grown along with technology, computer and cell phone, but “a recent survey found Fortune 500companies are spending more than $3 billions a year retraining employees in basic English” according to Roger O’Neil. Young people pr student nowadays prefer chatting, emailing and texting than actually sitting down and write a letter. Michael Gerson said that “there are now more than 1 billion text messages

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