English As A Global Language

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English As A Global Language

  1. 1. English as a Global Language Stephanie Dodson Cultural Affairs Intern U.S. Embassy, Seoul January 11, 2008
  2. 2. Why do we study English?
  3. 3. 커피드릴까요 ? Would you like some coffee?
  4. 4. Some knowledge of English is required in for many jobs and fields of study . As a result, over a billion people speak English at least at a basic level . English as a Global Language
  5. 5. Choosing a Career
  6. 7. The Most Common Languages in the World (Source: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia ) 104 341,000,000   English    3.    17 366,000,000   Hindi (India)   2.    16 874,000,000   Mandarin Chinese    1.  COUNTRIES WITH SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS OF   NATIVE SPEAKERS    APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF  NATIVE SPEAKERS  (in the year 2000) LANGUAGE
  7. 8. Countries Where English Is an Official Language (Source: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia )
  8. 9. Countries Where English Is an Official Language (Source: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia ) <ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Kitts and Nevis </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Vincent and the Grenadines </li></ul><ul><li>Swaziland </li></ul><ul><li>Tanzania </li></ul><ul><li>The Bahamas </li></ul><ul><li>The Gambia </li></ul><ul><li>Tonga </li></ul><ul><li>Trinidad and Tobago </li></ul><ul><li>Tuvalu </li></ul><ul><li>Uganda </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Vanuatu </li></ul><ul><li>Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbabwe </li></ul><ul><li>Lesotho </li></ul><ul><li>Liberia </li></ul><ul><li>Malawi </li></ul><ul><li>Malta </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Mauritius </li></ul><ul><li>Namibia </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>Palau </li></ul><ul><li>Papua New Guinea </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Rwanda </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Lucia </li></ul><ul><li>Samoa </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Leone </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Solomon Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Antigua and Barbuda </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Barbados </li></ul><ul><li>Belize </li></ul><ul><li>Botswana </li></ul><ul><li>Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Dominica </li></ul><ul><li>Federated States of Micronesia </li></ul><ul><li>Fiji Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Grenada </li></ul><ul><li>Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>Kiribati </li></ul>
  9. 10. Nations In Which English Is Not An Official Language , But Is Commonly Understood (Source: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia ) <ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Seychelles </li></ul><ul><li>Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Suriname </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>The Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>United Arab Emirates </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Jordon </li></ul><ul><li>Laos </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon </li></ul><ul><li>Libya </li></ul><ul><li>Lichtenstein </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Luxembourg    </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Maldives </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Monaco </li></ul><ul><li>Nauru </li></ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>Nicaragua </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Oman </li></ul><ul><li>Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Panama </li></ul><ul><li>Bahrain </li></ul><ul><li>Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>Brunei </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rica </li></ul><ul><li>Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Dominican Republic    </li></ul><ul><li>Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>El Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>Eritrea </li></ul><ul><li>Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras </li></ul><ul><li>Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>When you travel abroad, you can communicate in English! </li></ul>
  11. 12. English as a Global Language <ul><li>Books, magazines, and newspapers written in English are available in many countries around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>English is also the most commonly used language in the sciences. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Also in English… Movies Internet Television Radio Music
  13. 14. English as a Global Language <ul><li>English is an important language for diplomacy. </li></ul>
  14. 15. You can use English to make foreign friends!
  15. 16. Tips for Learning English Talk with foreigners! Travel and study abroad Watch movies and TV Listen to music and the radio
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