Language Development Myth #4

Language Development Myth #4

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By: Smart Coos

Close to 75% of the world’s population speaks more than one language. It just so happens that, because English is the lingua franca of the world, English-speaking countries tend to have higher levels of monolingualism because most of the world already speaks their language. It is only with the recent increase in globalization that English-speaking countries have started to focus more on learning other languages. That’s why many Americans might have grown up not knowing other people who spoke more than one language. English has been the language of business for a while, but it is not the most commonly spoken language in the world, nor is it the only language used in business any longer. Times have changed, and it is most definitely time to embrace that change.



Work Cited:

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