メルバ先生 英文記事紹介 No.54
UK and America are the two most powerful country in the world today. Particularly its geopolitical domination around the world. After the decline of the Soviet Union, english language became popular.Non-native english speaking countries tries to study and speak the language fluently. Uk and American universities boost because of its language dominance.Its a blessing at the same time its a curse.Some European countries like Denmark,Norway,Sweden, France are offering courses in English. English became the language of the global science.They became flattered but it might be complacent to them.The incentives for them to learn another language is gone.
What if America and UK will lost its dominance around the world and English will no longer be considered as the second language,will UK and American universities cope with it or not? Monolingualism hinders the people to be multi-culturally diverse. The way forward is not just to promote other languages but we also need to learn to celebrate wider cultural differences.