The english as a foreign language / lingua franca debate: over the world who use english as a means of com-munication with this in mind, it is essential that most doctors still rely exclusively on a repertoire of drugs and surgery simply because this is what. English seems to be perfect language for status lingua franca, because “unlike any other languages, english has spread to all five continents”1 and because english is spoken in all over the world, it has become used as a tool of international communication. The number of people who master english in the world has reached a critical threshold: most of the time, two non-anglophone strangers will automatically communicate in english, which has become the entire planet х s lingua franca it is by far the first foreign language taught. We begin by considering how the recent phenomenon of english as a lingua franca (henceforth elf) fits in with the older notion of lingua francas in general as well as with older versions of elf. The second drawback of english being the international lingua franca is that the dominance of the english language proposes a threat to our own language taking hong kong as an example, english is set to be the second language here, abilities of english usually come first than chinese.
The english language is taught and spoken around the world, encouraging many to promote the concept of english as a lingua franca (elf), a more-or-less universal language that can be used as a means of communication among people of different linguistic backgrounds. English has replaced french as the lingua franca of diplomacy since world war ii the rise of english in diplomacy began in 1919, in the aftermath of world war i, when the treaty of versailles was written in english as well as in french, the dominant language used in diplomacy until that time. Should the world rely on english as a lingua franca pierre frath cirlep, department of english , université de reims champagne-ardenne (france) [email protected] abstract english has become a global lingua franca , a unique linguistic situation in world history. A lingua franca is a language used by different populations to communicate when they do not share a common language generally, a lingua franca is a third language that is distinct from the native language of both parties involved in the communication.
Learners and users of english around the world need not be dependent on exonormative models but should be able to rely on endonormative ones saraceni m (2010) english as a lingua franca in: the relocation of english language and globalization palgrave macmillan, london. Teachers and learners, with a model that places the fully competent speaker of english as a lingua franca in the center, with graduating rather than clearly delineated outer rings of proficient, less proficient and limited speakers (after rajadurai, 2005. If english is indeed a lingua franca, then it should be possible to describe it as such without prejudice and that may well be the biggest challenge for elfe in the 21st century topics. English as a lingua franca, teacher education, reflective teaching, transformative learning 356 w sociolinguistics of english as a global, international or world language (melchers and shaw 2003) and raised issues that emerge from international framework it has been possible to rely on fairly clear and stable norms. French, on the other hand, once considered a lingua franca, will see its status as a world language continue to slide although english will escalate in popularity, english language teachers will likely be out of a job by 2050, when so many people will be able to speak english, that teaching it will become almost redundant.
In his book, teaching the pronunciation of english as a lingua franca, r walker suggests using interviews with non-native internationally known figures, such as football managers, or using clips from news websites from around the world. Lingua franca however, global citizens who have become used to communicating with one another in english as the lingua franca might wish to keep an eye on the future: chinese language influence is on the march and could very well overtake english as the main language of communicating across linguistic borders. English should be made lingua franca of india for the same reasons mentioned above english is world language official all over globe there is continuous evolution of english which adds lot of scientific terms everytime.
The function of english as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of english as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The lingua franca role of english, coupled with its status as the official language of asean, has important implications for language policy and language education these include the relationship between english, the respective national languages of asean and thousands of local languages. English as lingua franca as we know that today, english has become a global language as far as i know, most of countries around the world, include indonesia, are using this language, whether in communication, in procedure of import products, in science and economic terms, in internet dominant language, etc. As a spanish native speaker (trying to mastering his english, after that i will try other languages too) i must say english will remain not only as a “lingua franca” but maybe as a unique language too (obviously in a far future.
At this day and age, english would likely fail to be the world’s lingua franca, simply because none would be needed there are other ways of getting through language barriers in the economist article, english as she was spoke , nicholas ostler said, “english will have no successor because none will be needed. World englishes and english as a lingua franca the importance of english as a global language has manifested itself in two primary ways first, many regions around the world use their own variations of english called “world englishes. English has increasing dominance as a lingua franca and its spread has major political, economic and cultural implications from the outset, the conference provided a forum for frank and robust debate about the role english plays in how universities respond to the increasingly global context in which they operate. The advantages of having a scholarly lingua franca should not obscure the disadvantages print edition the alternative is a future in which all work is done in english in such a world, other.