Should English continue to be a global language?
There are between 6000 to 7000 languages in the world; however English has even then become the only language that is known as a global language. It is the common language that is used in economics, education, trade, internet, entertainment and all other aspect that aid development in a country. As a result more than 60 countries are using English as their official language. Thus, it would be quite difficult for another language to replace English as the global language.
Firstly, a universal language serves many purposes in many different areas of life, including the building of international business and financial relationship and connecting people who live in different countries by giving them a common language. Take an important business meeting between two corporations from different nations for example. English would usually be the language that they would negotiate in. Take me as another example, I would use English to communicate with people from different parts of the globe and it would usually wind up in success. English has been especially popular on the internet. The internet has broadcast the use of English in its early stages when internet was first formed. Since then English has still been frequently used even though other languages had begun to sink their teeth in the internet. Most of the world famous movies and singers used the English language.
Secondly, some would speculate that Mandarin would soon become the next global language, as English has been ranked third and Mandarin first for the number people fluent in that language, with Mandarin taking first place with a massive number of 1.2 billion speakers. However this would mean to learn a whole new language. It would be difficult to master the four different tones and one character, which would represent different words if not articulated properly. The Mandarin language in written work would...