The surest factor in accelerating the development of a universal lifestyle is the spread of the English language including english to italian.
If English becomes the main language of communication, then the consequences are obvious: the cultures of the English-speaking countries will dominate the world.
English becomes the world’s first universal language. It is the native language of 500 million people in 12 countries around the world. This is much less than the roughly 900 million Mandarin Chinese speakers.
But another 600 million speak English as a second language. And several hundred million more have some knowledge of the English language, which has an official or semi-official status in about 68 countries. While there may be as many different dialects of Chinese as there are English speakers, English is undeniably more geographically widespread, indeed more versatile than Chinese. And its use is growing at an amazing rate.
There are approximately 1.5 billion English speakers in the world today.
As the most taught language, English does not replace other languages, but complements them.
– 300 million Chinese – more than the entire population of the United States – are learning English.
– In 90 countries, English is either a second language or is widely studied.
– In France, in public secondary schools, students are required to study English or German for four years, the majority – at least 85% – choose English.
– In Japan, students must study English for six years before graduating from high school.
In Russia, where the study of foreign languages is compulsory for children, most of them learn English. In Norway, Sweden and Denmark, they must study English. Of all European countries, excluding Great Britain, Holland is in first place in terms of the number of people who speak English. Since Portugal joined the European Community, the demand for English lessons has replaced the demand for French lessons.
“There is a general hunger for materials and technology in English on the part of students, young professionals, educators, business people and government officials in most countries,” said Charles Wick, former director of the United States Information Agency (USIA).