Should There Be A Global Language?

Should There Be A Global Language?

English is called as the language of diplomacy, trade and the internet. There are million of English speakers in the world. Apart from English, the world had many lingua franca languages before, like Latin in the Christian world, Greek in the ancient world and now French. The problem is these languages are called as the language of the elite. There is not a single language that can be termed as global language. As the globalization is bringing nations closer, there seems to be a need of global language. Let us debate on the topic, Should There Be A Global Language?


- With rise of globalization, language integration is a practical approach and at some places it is already happening.

- A global language will make it easier for many businesses to flourish. Even tourism industry will significantly benefit from it.

- English is taught in most of the nations. It should be given a status of global language and should be made mandatory.

- Works of novels, songs and poetry can be translated into one language enabling access for all the people to a diverse range of culture.

- When it comes to translation in politics pr business, it becomes a time consuming and expensive affair. The resources both in terms of time and money can be saved.


- The real problem doesn’t lies in having a global language, the real challenge remains in execution. It will be almost next to impossible to convince nations for a global language.

- Another major problem is who will decide the global language? All the nations would prefer to have their language as global language.

- There are many nations where people don’t get formal education. In such a scenario, how it would be possible to take classes for global language.

- Deciding a single language as a global language can be called as an obstruction in freedom of thought.

- The decision can have a negative impact on the local languages and culture prevailing in different nations.


There is nothing wrong with the idea of having a global language. Having one common language can ease the communication barriers that are witnessed in business or political communication. Also, it will make communication easy for people who want to study in foreign nations. However, execution is the major problem. As of now, there are many places where people don’t understand English. In such a scenario, it will not be a practical idea to have a global language.
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  • RE: Should There Be A Global Language? -AjithRaj.R (03/21/15)
  • 1. No need of an alternate global language other than English, If there is a need for global language why English itself can be considered as global language.
    2. One most important hing is that every nations would consider English as a main subject to be taught in primary classes for children then they will be united with this language at least.
    3. If we are considering a new language then the time has already been late,because there is no time for a new language to make its root in this world.
    4. Even though there are certain languages like Esperanto which originated in 1887,had been accepted by certain countries as an official language still now its struggling for existence in this world with English.
    5. Better to keep the older one safe and well maintained other than creating a new one.

    Of course there is a need of global language, since for the unity and growth of world, but there is no time and space for a new language. So we have to keep English as a global language.

  • RE: Should There Be A Global Language? -Deepa Kaushik (03/17/15)
  • Global Language means a common language which could serve as the mode of communication, removing all the barriers of interaction between the citizens of various countries. It would be a wonderful step towards the Universal Integration of dialect which would make the communications of views easy on the single platform. This can remove the requirement of the translators to transfer the views between the higher authorities of different countries.

    Global language would undoubtedly reform the trading options and pave way for new enterprising business opportunities. Such a language can help in the establishing industries and business units anywhere across the globe. The privilege of knowing the common language would also boost up the confidence level amongst our youngsters who often get shifted overseas for education and employment purposes.

    It is understandable that the countries who find difficult to provide the basic utilities to their citizens can hardly think of imparting an additional language. But, we should think more rationally. Even in such countries with poor economic conditions, people are receiving some sort of education. The additional dialect would just be added to their curriculum. This small step could yield them very great results in the form of economic development of their country.

    Hence, the introduction of a Global language is appreciable and should be welcomes in every way.