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The importance of English worldwide
1、Over 337 million people speak english as their first languge.
2、About 350 million people speak english as a second language.
3、In the top ten of world languages, english occupies the 3rd place.
4、English is also the favored language of science, commerce, and airline companies.
5、Over 80% of the world’s electronically saved in formation is in English.
English is the world’s leading international language. It is the principal language spoken in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and some other countries such as Uganda and Botswana. About 320 million people speak english as their first language- about the same number as Spanish, but less than Mandarin Chinese or Hindi.
English is officially spoken in: United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Austrlia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Belize, Jamaica, Guyana, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belau, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, British west indies, Brunei, Cameroon, Cook Islands, Dominica, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, guam, Ireland, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Micronesia, Midway islands, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk island, Pakistan, Pitcairn, Puerto rico, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon islands, Somalia, St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Vanuatu, Wake Island, and Zambia.
The total number of english speakers in the world is estimated to be about 460 million-second only to Mandarin Chinese. English is the second language of India, South africa and many parts of Africa and Asia. But – more and more- it is also the language of international commerce, of business, of diplomacy and of tourism. One out of five of the world’s population have some degree of competency in English.
The majority of international trade and commerce, and most international communications, use english. The importance of american internationa corporations has positioned English as the international language of business; and Hollywood and the music industry have make sure that is stays thhe principal language for the media and showbiz.
Two-thirds of scientists throughout the world read in English. 75% of the mail in the world is written in English, and 80% of the information stored electronically is in english. Most users of the internet do so in English.
By the year 2010, it is estimated than more than 1,100,000,000 people will be learning English.
A BA in English is a sound basis for many careers in teaching, in diplomacy, in international business, in journalism.
So we can see that the English language is growing both in popularity and opportunity. In China, English is a highly sought after skill, and those who possess it have numerous choices and opportunities to take advantage of. To make use of the limitless resources available, and to take advantage of new opportunities as China becomes a powerful world player, English skills are absolutely vital.
By grasping the skilla of English, and grasping them well, you will make a whole world of business, information and entertainment available to ourself. Learning English is your key to personal development and opporunity.