As most of us are aware, we either belong to the world of those who speak a foreign language or we don’t. The English language is currently dominating discussion and debates relating to commerce, technology and science, as it also is in politics, economics, tourism, etc.
The reason for this is, in part, due to the scientific superiority of the United Kingdom and the United States over the last century. In the latter’s case, this world power continues to be the forerunner in the majority of different fields of research, which is due to its economic strength.
Likewise, the English language also reigns supreme as the lingua franca in both the academic and professional worlds. Any researcher, scientist or medical practitioner, to name just a few, must have a sound understanding of this Anglo-Saxon language if they want to have access to the cutting edge information being produced in their field, such as the latest experiments or research; but in addition, they also need the language to be able to consult the other works referenced in bibliographies, the majority of which are published in English. Continue reading