ENGLISH LANGUAGE

English is the most spoken language in the world. With over 400 million native speakers, and a further 700 million people who speak it as a foreign language, the ubiquity of the English Language is unparalleled making it the de facto lingua franca of the world. English Language is not only an essential global tool of communication but also an efficient instrument of artistic expression, commercial exchange, and scientific exploration. As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technology and communication have become essential cohorts in the advancement of modern knowledge economies and given that more than half of the world’s scientific publications are in English – which also happens to be the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers – the significance of English language in contemporary global society has become increasingly self-evident.