The Importance of English in the World of Globalization
June 23, 2011
The Importance of English in the World of Globalization was the subject of a presentation given today to English language students at the Universidad de Oriente (UNO).
The main point of the presentation was that English will be the global language of the future closely followed by Spanish. Languages such as Chinese, Hindi, Arabic and Swahili will have strong local and regional importance, but English and Spanish will have world-wide importance. English will remain the de facto lengua franca of international business,
aviation, entertainment, diplomacy, communications, medicine and science.
The point was strongly made that, with a good working knowledge of both English and Spanish, the students had numerous career opportunities locally, regionally and globally. They, in fact, held the world in their hands.
By Denis Larsen President of Valladolid English Library