ENGLISH AS A LINGUA FRANCA TODAY

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ENGLISH AS A LINGUA FRANCA TODAY: It’s well known English is spoken around the world for trading, political relationships, education, entertaining among other areas that define the course of human societies.

The term literally means “Frankish language”, as “Frank” was a common designation for all western Europeans since approximately the 12th century.

Today, English is a common lingua franca across the globe. According to some estimates, almost 80 percent of English speakers in the world are non-native speakers.

Apart from serving as a useful heuristic in Europe, where a Spaniard, a Frenchmen, and a German might all carry on a conversation in English, English as a lingua franca (ELF) plays an important role in former Anglophone colonies such as India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, among many others.

It’s clear now that the importance of English reaches expectatives beyond the contents to be learned in our classrooms with the aim of increase communication opportunities. Khodorkovsky

Khordorkovsky,M. (2013) How is it used English as a Lingua Franca today?. ALTA. Disponible en: https://www.altalang.com/beyond-words/how-is-english-used-as-a-lingua-franca-today/

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