Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2011

The Importance of English in the World of Globalization

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Valladolid, Yucatan
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).

Eduardo Gutiérrez Dulá representing the DuLÁ English Language Academy and Denis Larsen of Casa Hamaca Guesthouse and the new Valladolid English Library were the presenters to a standing-room only crowd of over 170 students and facility.
left: Eduardo Gutiérrez Dulá representing the DuLÁ English Language Academy  right: Denis Larsen of Casa Hamaca Guesthouse and President of the new Valladolid English Library
Marcos Manuel Pool Tamayo, Director of the Language Program at UNO arranged the presentation and introduced the speakers.

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

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  1. Benne' Rockett says:

    Having lived in Texas for the last twenty-five years, I’m not surprised to find that Spanish is rising as well. Is there any truth to this: “…there are more non-native speakers of English than there are native speakers; the ratio is 3:1″

  2. Denis Larsen says:

    One of the facts that I uncovered while researching this presentation was that there are more people in China studying English than there are people in the United States. And that, totally, there are more than one billion people, world-wide, studying English.

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