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  1. English as a Global Language Brian J. English Ph.D.Konkuk University – Chung-Ju South Korea May 28, 2007

  2. A Warm Smile may be the Universal Language of Kindness… Music may be the Language of the Spirit… …but in the 21st century, English is the Global Language of Business and Travel

  3. English Quiz • How many people in the world speak English as a first language? As a second language? • What is the most widely spoken language in the world? • How can speaking English “open doors” in your future?

  4. English as a National Language

  5. World Languages From: http://www.nvtc.gov/lotw/months/november/worldlanguages.htm

  6. Mandarin = 1,200,000,000 English = 508,000,000 Spanish = 382,000,000 Korean = 67,000,000

  7. Why is English Important?Career and Work • News and Information-- 5000 newspapers • The Internet--Over 80% of the world's electronically saved information is in English. • Communication -- 75% of text messages • Business, diplomacy and Academics • Science, commerce, and airline companies

  8. Why is English Important?Fun & Friends Pop Culture – Movies, magazines, music Travel Sports

  9. English as a Key to Open Doors • Study Abroad • International Friendships • Job opportunities • Understanding a second language can broaden your perspective of the world

  10. How can you improve Your English???? Become an Individual Learner!!!!!!!!!

  11. READ, READ AND READ • Read something in English everyday • Read what you enjoy • Read for fun for 15 min – 30 • Don’t worry if you don’t understand 100% • Don’t look every word up in the dictionary

  12. Involve yourself in English • Watch some English movies or TV • Try to make some international friends • Travel • Use Internet resources

  13. Any Questions???? Thank You for Your Attention!!!