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There are many reasons why English has become so popular. One of them is that English has become the language of business. Another important reason is that popular American culture (like movies, music, and McDonald's) has quickly spread throughout the world. It has brought its language with it

It's important to have a language that the people of the earth have in common. Our world has become very global and we need to communicate with one another. On the other hand, English is a fairly complicated language to learn and it brings its culture with it.

It is also referred to as Global English, World English, Common English, Continental English, General English, Engas (English as associate language), or Globish.Sometimes, these terms refer simply to the array of varieties of English spoken throughout the world.

Around 750 million people are believed to speak English as a foreign language. English has an official or a special status in 75 countries with a total population of over 2 billion.

It is spoken as a native language by around 377 million and as a second language by around 375 million speakers in the world. Speakers of English as a second language will soon outnumber those who speak it as a first language.

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English is now the international language. Analyse and discuss the opportunities and threats this presents for non-English speaking countries.Currently, more and more people use English language in their daily lives, even people who come from non-English speaking backgrounds. English is considered to be an international language. The contention as to whether taking English as an international language will be helpful or harmful for non-English speaking countries has long been discussed. Past research has been conducted in a lot of fields on this issue. Some researchers hold the opinion that using English as an international language will not only benefit the English speaking countries, but also benefit the non-English speaking countries. In other words, it would benefit human society in many fields. However, some other researchers believe that using English as an international language will produce more problems for the world, especially for the non-English speaking countries. English is a part of globalization, which is a current trend in human society. Although the non-English countries may envisage some threats, in the case of globalization, the opportunities in the long term outweigh the threats presently. This paper will investigate the opportunities and challenges for non-English speaking countries in the trend of using English as a global language. This essay will focus particularly on culture, education and linguistics. All of these are faced with both opportunities and threats for the non-English speaking countries.

Culture is defined as "a particular state or stage of civilization, as in the case of certain nation period" (Macquarie Dictionary). Every nationality has their own culture, which includes language, customs, life habits and so on. Using English as an international language can help people from different cultural backgrounds understand each other with less misunderstanding (House, 1999), which is the most import

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