Communication and its Global significance

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Communication and its Global significance. LECTURE 1 BSCS. A skill to be Nurtured. The English language is nobodys special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself. Derek Walcott. Holistic Significance. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Communication and its Global significanceLECTURE 1BSCSA skill to be NurturedThe English language is nobodys special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself. Derek Walcott Holistic SignificanceEnglish is the most important tool for communicating in this global village and mastering it has become a must for those of us who want to be globally mobile, physically or virtually.Countries with the most English Language SpeakersUSA 237MUK 58MCanada 18MAustralia 15.5MIreland 3.7 MSouth Africa 3.7MNew Zealand 3.3 MJamaica 2.5MTop Ten Languages in the Internet 2010English 01Chinese 02Spanish 03Japanese 04Portuguese 05German 06Arabic 07French 08Russian 09Korean 10What is an International Language?Language with special status over the Native mother tongue.Special status conferred in two ways:1:Government making it as official.2:Receives priority in Schooling and Academic institutions.English as an International LanguageDoes not compel the speaker to have perfect command of the culture it expresses.Is decentralized.Communication of the ideas and culture.Functions as a bridge between speakers with different linguistic backgrounds.English plays the role of Lingua Franca.Kinds of EnglishEnglish as Native Language (ENL).English as a Second Language (ESL).English as Foreign Language (EFL)Why only English?Half of the worlds scientific journals are written in English.Three Quarters of the worlds mail written in English.Three fifth of the radio stations of the world beam their messages in English.Spoken as a First Language by more than 300 million people around the world.Spread of English as a LanguageIndustrial Revolution, the British economic predominance in the 19th century paved the way for colonialism of large geographical reach.Displacement of French from the sphere of Diplomacy.English Across the globeEnglish is fast gaining status as an International English Language leaving other languages quite behind in the race to the top Use of English in BusinessKnowledge of English as a language that facilitates trade.Upgrade workers skills.As a rich reservoir of Library language English language training useful for successful participation of non-English speaking jobseekers abroad.Use as internet serves as a tool for strengthening Trade and Investment as it shares 36%of the total online language.Linguistic Complacency Will a global language eliminate the motivation to learn other languages?Handy tips to master English LanguageEncouraging interaction between the native and non-native English speaking people.Practicing the Four core skills:ListeningSpeaking Reading WritingPractice, Practice and Practice.Self SearchWhat are your stumbling blocks?The End THANK YOU