Is the English language, as the global language of communication, an example of


TOPIC: Is the English language, as the global language of communication, an example of
cultural imperialism? In your response to this question you could draw on examples from the
arenas of international business and finance and/or multinational organisations (eg. the UN)
and/or popular culture (eg film and franchised food
(please use some examples about australia and asian countries)(i will upload the lecture notes to the writer


The current rise of English to a world language is becoming a matter of concern for some people while others perceive it as a chance for the world to overcome language barriers.  Over the years, English language has presumed a great importance as a means of communication in the global world but across the globe, media and academicians have raised their concerns that depict English language as imperialist, predatory and killer to other languages and in a way it is undermining the linguistic diversity in the world.   For some people, English language has the potential of forming a true cosmopolitanism that eradicate language barriers and consequently curse of Babel. For others, English language is nothing but coming monoculture language domination. Statistics reveal that more people are learning English language as the second language and it is estimated that between 2010 and 2015, more than two billion people, which is a third of the world population will be  learning English as their second language. Adding to the current number of people who are fluent in English, it is estimated that half o the world population will be proficient in English language compared ton only 250 million people in early 1952. Regales of how the English is conceptualized, it is evident the language is becoming a world lingua franca and will have a lot of political, cultural, and economic implications.