International Communication. Why English?

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serviceboy

Postby serviceboy » Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:14 pm

I do hate English,for it does not strictly change its form as French does.
I always misspell some words.French, in my opition is the best language in the world. Why so many people nowadys have to learn English? NOt for England is rich,but for America is rich.

serviceboy

Postby serviceboy » Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:28 pm

Hi everyone
I do think English is the best choice for international comunication because so many people around the world are using English as a tool of communication,and me is included.I learn English as my a tool of getting more and more knowledge .I find English is very good. There are so many English films,books and newspaper, even the Internet are using English mostly.

rosett76

International communication. Why English?

Postby rosett76 » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:59 am

Hello all,

I know english is widely used nowadays. We can see it everywhere in the Internet, labels of each product, bussiness correspondence...

I think it can be international communication because of its simple and widely use already. We don’t have to pay much to teach people and to create another.
How about love, can we use it? No, there are many melodie languages like Italia, french.... In this aspect, native languages cannot be replaced. Being vietnamese, i like my tongue very much. If you want to try, i am very happy to help.

Write to me: hong_tt@hotmail.com

See you.


    eclub777

    Re: International Communication. Why English?

    Postby eclub777 » Fri Oct 31, 2003 8:14 am

    [quote="Talking Point"]International Communication. Why English?

    Hi all,
    I don't think that English is the best choice for an international language. But may be English the most reasonable language all of us can use more easier than other languages. English is language of business. Learning English is, in my opinion, is easier than other languges (eg: French).
    But, I love my mother tounge language and try to learn English to use it to communica with people from other cultures.
    Mai

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:19 am

    To me, French is easier than English, since I am French :)

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:13 pm

    birrel wrote:Hi all,

    I don't think that English is the best choice for an international language. Indeed, there is no alive language which meets this purpose, since languages are divided in dialects and every dialect has its own forms of pronunciation, vocabulary, slang, etc... I know that there are some fields which need a unique language, for instance business, and in this case English takes on this role. However, mostly this English is too simplified as well as fractured, very far from the native speakers's.

    Cheers

    eclub777

    why?

    Postby eclub777 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:46 am

    In my viewpoint, why chose english because the historical reason, we can't change it. But I believe that if one country's GDF is higher than US & UK, so english will be substituted.

    eclub777

    Postby eclub777 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:49 am

    make corrections: it's "GDP". I'm typed error letter "GDF".

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:51 am

    Hi mates.
    i am really confused about the language we speak now, except ypur mother language.So, everybody know that what is it ,yeah/ Definitely, English. If anyone can tell me why we should not get speak English as a second language, i will tell you the contract 8)

    sahar

    kindly

    Postby sahar » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:02 am

    serviceboy wrote:Hi everyone
    I do think English is the best choice for international comunication because so many people around the world are using English as a tool of communication,and me is included.I learn English as my a tool of getting more and more knowledge .I find English is very good. There are so many English films,books and newspaper, even the Internet are using English mostly.
    :lol: :D :o :P :) :wink: :? :( :cry: :x :roll: :shock: 8)

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:00 am

    Why not? :?:

    A french girl

    Why English ?

    Postby A french girl » Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:15 pm

    :D Hello everybody!
    I live in "la Réunion" ( it's an island in the Indian ocean) and I personally think that everyone should learn english because it's an intenational language very used in all the World. But I learn german and spanish too and I think that we should learn other languages as english too because we can't forget that there are a lot of languages spoken in the World for exemple chinese which should be very useful ! So the good solution consists in learning the most of languages that we can do !
    I'm sorry if I've done mistakes because I don't speak english very well but I hope that you see more or less what I mean...

    :) Goodbye :)

    moi_la_debile

    nah

    Postby moi_la_debile » Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:41 pm

    hahahahaha

    galina

    International Communication. Why English?

    Postby galina » Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:51 am

    English is known in most countries in the world. And, it difficult to imagine what else language can impose the role of the multinational one.
    Majority of people are most likely to learn English as yeh most popuilar language. I think there is no alternative for English.

    Guest

    Postby Guest » Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:28 pm

    English will be defeated sooner or later :twisted: :evil:

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    Postby Pirate » Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:58 pm

    International communication with English? YES if you are talking about sharing a second language. All nations will absolutely keep their own languages alive and growing FOREVER:!:

    English has some couples of advantages to be chosen as the language for communicating between people around the world. It already has a great number of speakers, not only native speakers from Britain, USA, Australia, New Zealand or Singapore. There are also many countries where English is one of their official languages like India, Pakistan, South Africa or Canada. Because of that foundation, more and more people are learning English. Further more, all the newest discoveries together with new terms and concepts are described and propagated in English, whereas the human's biggest and most widely used library, also the most convenient source of information -the internet- is mainly in English.

    Yes, some opinions are very right to show one reason that England and the USA are two of the world's leading developed countries and obviously they have sweeping affection on others. I don't think their economy -which is considered the most important spearhead of a country- can easily go down in the future.

    But i don't totally agree with the historical reason written above which gave the English language its present standing in the world today. English used to be forced to learn in the settlements of British and American empires. So do you remember the countries that had to fight for their independence including the freedom to speak our own language? Let's take an example with my country Vietnam. Depending on our well-known history with many struggles against big evaders, we have some generations with fluency in Chinese and French. Many old Vietnamese also know Russian very well because of our good relationship with Russia. BUT nowadays, young people CHOOSE ENGLISH. I don't deny that maybe the reason is that English is taught here for small pupils. But youngsters can easily choose another languages because they are attractive and sound better than English such as French, Spanish, Italian or even complicated Japanese. Actually the young people do that. The fact is still the same : English is used most :!:

    So why should we choose English? In my opinion, English is easier than quite a lot other languages for all of us to learn. For example the conjugation is simpler than French and it doesn't have feminine and masculine words. It is also being simplified to be even more simpler. Many words can be used with different functions (verb, noun, adj, adv...) in the unique form. Anyway it is still a natural language so it is more beautiful than artificial ones like Esperanto which is actually less complicated.

    If you still don't like or don't know why so many people learning English, :idea: :arrow: plz visit LEARNING ENGLISH forum to see how actively the world is learning this cool language. :wink:

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    Postby birrel » Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:23 am

    "For example the conjugation is simpler than French and it doesn't have feminine and masculine words. It is also being simplified to be even more simpler."

    As a Spanish-speaker, Italian is much easier than English for me. Moreover, there are lot of languages, like Japanese, which has no genders and conjugation at all.

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    Postby kino » Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:38 am

    from my point of view, English is comparatively easier to learn.
    And also, because of the economic and political powerfulness of British Nation in the past, this language had been brought to the world, so we may say language/culture can only be wheeled by power(economic/cultural/political,etc)
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    Postby kino » Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:41 am

    so we may say, language is imposed by powerfulness
    live to suffer, live to endure


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