English should not be a universal languagen

August 22, 2017, 1:33 pm

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The debate "English should not be a universal languagen" was started by shubham90012 on August 22, 2017, 1:33 pm. 28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 55 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

shubham90012 posted 2 arguments, Drakgo posted 4 arguments to the agreers part.
DiabolikIzzy posted 1 argument, Diogenes_of_Sinope posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

max114687, shubham90012, Drakgo, officiallsse, Frank and 23 visitors agree.
vishakha, amS07, angello, DiabolikIzzy, MahiQueen, laila, sabrina, thecommunistmanifesto, satvik_patel, chefdom4real and 45 visitors disagree.

it already pretty much is. why change it now?

1 week, 1 day ago
Drakgo
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I learned how to read, write and speak Korean in two weeks. The difficulty of learning English in comparison to other languages is relative.

1 week, 3 days ago
ototoxic
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I'm talking from the view point of an adult. English is one of the easier languages to learn, for an adult.

1 week, 4 days ago
Drakgo
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To say learning a language is hard is irrelevant. As a child, if I teach a 4 year old Japanese or Russian, they will pick it up easily and become more fluent.
I spent 3 years in korea, kid's start English studies in elementary. A lot of foreigners find English just as difficult as you find it learning there language. To say English is easier is just not true.

1 week, 4 days ago
ototoxic
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English is encouraged because it's a fairly simple language to learn, and it's already the language of choice by the world's superpowers. There's really no point in trying to a different language universal.

1 week, 5 days ago
ototoxic
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Like Historybuff said, language and culture are two different things. I can learn a language while knowing nothing of the culture it is associated with. People learning culture comes down to the individual and the educational system.

1 week, 5 days ago

Think how much easier things would be if everyone could communicate efficiently with everyone else? diplomacy, trade, the exchange of culture and ideas.

having a language in common doesn't mean losing your culture.

1 week, 5 days ago

there are so many languages in world
my question is why we have been encouraging English why not German Spanish and Hindi as well

1 week, 5 days ago

culture and language are not the same thing. they certainly influence each other but I could learn German without learning their culture. language simply allows you exchange ideas.

1 week, 5 days ago
Drakgo
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Why not learn there native tongue? When you learn English you learn a culture, it's automatic. If English is universal, Americans, Europeans, and Australia's don't have to learn foreign culture. It's wrong, don't you think?

1 week, 5 days ago
ototoxic
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How is English being the universal language "American"? English has been around much longer than the US. So would forcing native English speakers to learn a new language be stripping them of their identity? What advantage would there be to change the universal language to something else? Once you succeed at it you'll be right back to where you started; millions or billions of people learning a language other than their native language.

1 week, 5 days ago
Drakgo
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Yes, the same as English. Why can not learning other cultures be the point? Instead English promotes abandoning ones identity to learn the so called, American way. There is no need for a universal language, only universal education.

1 week, 6 days ago

English is the dominant language on the planet. If there is going to be one language everyone should learn why not English? is there some advantage to it being Mandarin (Chinese)?

1 week, 6 days ago
Drakgo
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Maybe everyone should learn Chinese. Why English? The perception is that English should be universal, but it's not true.

1 week, 6 days ago

there are even so many people who don't know English very well even nill as well
so how u can say that I should be?

2 weeks ago

overall English is used universally already and is a way to get rid of language barriers.

2 weeks, 6 days ago
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