The Role of English in the world today
In the last years English plays more and bigger role as in the life word society as in the life of
Now the time when communication between people allows to find solution any problem from
global to privet. First of all, the English is the main language of most international
organization like the United nations, NATO,, European Free trade Association. Diplomats
and politicians from different countries use this language to communicate with each other.
Almost all international conferences and competitions are conducted in English. For example
the Olympics and miss word contest. With opportunity to use Internet now very popularly
became contact people from all over the world. Men and women and even children from
different country can talk about their ideas and opinions in the Internet discussions, send email, learn about their life and culture. Noun English –it is way to travel more easily, communicate
with people wherever you go – ask direction, have a conversation or ask for help.
If somebody would like to get access to knowledge, he need to now, that English is the most useful
language in the world for this. Today media – such the Internet, television and the press – give you
almost unlimited information about your favorite subjects. Most of this knowledge is in English.
English –language magazines and newspapers can be bought in every part of the world. This language
is the key to the world science. Most popular articles included a lot of useful information in the many
fields of science were written in English.
Today, when every country from the world overcomes consequences of economic crisis and has a
problem with a big numbers of unemployment every person to push his career forward. That way it is
impossible revalue importance English. Its knowledge can get your dream job in even any
international company, earn more money and use your computer more effectively, (because most
computer programs in... [continues]
Globalization refers to the expanding connectivity, integration, and interdependence of economic, social,
technological, cultural, political, and ecological spheres across local activities. In an increasingly globalized
society, empowered individuals communicate across cultural and national boundaries as citizens of the
world. They have access to new technologies that afford them unprecedented ways to reinterpret,
appropriate, contest, and negotiate mass distributed texts in multiple forms. These global interactions force a
heightened sensitivity to audiences with different interpretive positions, and necessitate an examination of
underlying cultural assumptions and beliefs that frame intercultural communications. As English educators,
our goal is to equip students with a knowledge of global literacy and the critical awareness of how
globalization defines and positions their languages, symbols, identities, communities, and futures.
Consequently, English educators and teachers of English need to envision the subject of English within the
contexts of global mass mediation, multimodal communications (i.e., communication which employs multiple
modes of expression), migratory populations, and transnational economies.
Part I: Framing Globalization and English Education
Globalization arises through a confluence of mass mediated symbols, words, images, sounds, objects, or
activities. While "mass" refers to the recurring and expanding distribution of these material signs in human
interactions beyond a local social context, "mediated" refers to the meanings produced when a sign is used
to represent, or signify, a meaning for something other than itself. A rose in the garden, in a box with eleven
others, pinned to clothing, white, red, or yellow, all stand for something other than the flower itself, and stand
for different things depending on the social context or frame of reference (Pierce, 1998; Eco, 1979; Lakoff,
2004). But, when one of these meanings becomes mediated over and over again in human interactions,
through many different multimodal signs (Kress, 2003), in many different audiences geographically
dispersed, the mass mediated sign constructs globalized meanings and frames of reference.
Globally, no sign mediates a single stable transcendent meaning. The relationship between a sign, its
meaning, and its frame of reference in any moment of mediation is mutually constructive. However,
communities do attempt to conventionalize the mediation of a sign in order to establish and maintain desired
positions and relationships within a social context, such as the family, the classroom, workplace, political
party, nation, academic society, or transnational economy. Debates about the "right" meaning of a sign, and
attempts to carefully construct messages to influence sign meanings, and their framing beliefs and values,
are commonplace. Global news organizations are nonstop re-presentations of sign interpretations and
debates, and unfortunately, the debates rarely articulate the values and beliefs of the underlying ideologies
that differentially frame the contested signs. Even if the news organization claims objectivity, no framing is
Nowadays, English is no longer a very unusual thing, but English has become the
norm especially in the era of globalization. Able to speak well and fluently Britain no
longer be an added value, but it has become demands or needs for every people in today's
era of globalization. This is because almost every activity we always find writing,
speakers, news, and even a variety of documents and technical guidelines for the use and
improvement of a tool that speak English.
In this era of globalization it is important to learn or speak English or other
foreign languages. Many people say the era of globalization is very important to master at
least English or other foreign languages. They say that without mastery of the English
language is good, a country will not advance.
English in the business world is used for business, correspondence a meetings
with strangers who do not want to learn and can not speak Indonesian. We know that
initially only in English language use in specific countries only because the language is
their language, but with continued passage of time and the more advanced age with the
development technology requires each individual to be able to understand English in
order to control technology most of which use english.
Seeing so many of the functions of English in the activities of our lives, but on the
other side of our nation's ability to speak English is still very alarming, as well as the
ability to achieve most of the students after they graduate high school yet so satisfying.
So many of the students who did not realize the importance of the functions and
advantages English, so the motivation to learn is very low. They're just waiting for
material from the teacher at school and did not want to find and train themselves outside
school lessons and do not want to find and train themselves outside school, especially
when they assume that English is a difficult subject, the more decline enthusiasm and
motivation to learn .
In many countries, English is not only applied in advanced level schools and
colleges even in English but even this has been applied in primary schools and infantile
kindergarten even this also been applied in the English language. English language at the
time of this no longer be a strange thing in the eyes of society, especially the people of
Malaysia, because Malaysia is one country that many tourists come because Malaysia
itself has a natural beauty and tourist attractions that may not be found on other countries
then it makes all the Malaysian people are encouraged to speak English.
One can not ignored Important of English language in era of globalization. It dominates all other languages.
In fact, it is the second most spoken language in the world. Statistic says that that there are 380 million
native speakers and 300 million who use English as a second language and a further 100 million use it as a
foreign language. It is the language of science, aviation, computing, diplomacy, and tourism.
Globalization made use of English language more widen. The ability to speak and write English properly has
been one essential benchmark skills in the professional world. English is considered the universal language
and medium of communication for Businesses worldwide
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