A language achieves a global status when it develops a special role that is recognized in every country. This might seem like stating the obvious, but it is not, for the notion of ‘special role’ has many facets. Such a role will be most evident in countries where large number of people speak the language as a mother tongue – in the case of English, this would mean USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa and several Caribbean countries and some of other territories. However, no language has ever been spoken by a mother-tongue majority in more than a few countries (Spanish leads, in this respect, in some twenty countries mainly in Latin America), so, mother-tongue use by itself doesn’t give a global status to a language, the language has to be taken up by other countries of the world. They must give it a special place within their communities, even though they may have few (or no) mother-tongue speakers. It is important to have a global language to make communications easier
English language has successfully achieved the ‘special’ place of being the most used language worldwide as it is used in ¾ of the world’s malls, ½ of the world’s technical and scientific journals, ½ of all the newspapers, 80% of the information in computers, all international air pilots and services, all international sea captains, many movies, songs and much business, ½ of European business deals, 7 of the world’s largest TV broadcasts (CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC, CBC, CNN, C-Span) and Tv televangelism of Christianity (MCcrum 10).
It has been evidently stated that ‘English is the window to the world’ as it ranks second in the process of making the worlds smaller, after internet. Everybody needs to know English if they are looking for a job, business, studies and even for personal communications. English language has become an integral part of our lives as we use it even for our everyday life needs, such as, shopping, travelling and reading the newspaper of even watching a movie, we just can’t ignore it if really want to see the world as clearly as seeing it out of our window.