English As The Global Language? Think Again.

“With the emergence of the Internet and the growth of global commerce, many assume English is on its way toward becoming the dominant global language, wiping out its competitors as it spreads around the world. Actually, the number of people who speak English exclusively is declining worldwide, while people who speak two or more languages are becoming more common.” Arabic and Spanish are on the rise, and Chinese (which, let’s not forget, is spoken by three times as many people as its nearest competitor) isn’t going away anytime soon. Nonetheless, researchers predict that English will remain the language of international business and commerce for the foreseeable future.