Write about the following essay topic:
Some languages are increasingly spoken in different countries, while the usage of others is rapidly declining. Is this a positive or a negative development ?
Complete the topic within 20 minutes. Write a 200-300 word essay.
The majority of World’s population speak these 3 languages: Mandarin, Spanish, English. While World’s top spoken languages continuing growing, some languages are native to only handful. The experts sight this development positive for social development while fear the loss of cultural identity. There is both positive and negative side to this issue which I will further explain in my essay.
On the positive side, the World is coming near with the popularity of some languages and providing better opportunities to youth to be successful. Needless to say that it will definitely have a positive trend in easing world’s communication. With more of the people adapting ‘top spoken languages’, the number of ideas and thoughts can be shared with others. For example, the English language dominates field of international banking, business, and education. Now people is finding it easier to do business, study in World’s top universities and work in international companies. In addition, people speaking less common languages are deprived of better opportunities of studying, working, and traveling.
Some experts sight fear of loss of cultural diversity with this development and it is something to be concerned about. It is a well-known fact that language and culture are deep rooted. From the language of the locale, its culture and cultural ties are defined. With the decline of language, the culture to face extinction. The diversity in language and culture is what differentiates humans from other species of this planet earth.
To conclude, it is obvious that with the decrease in barrier in language, the faster this World will come closer. The people and government should take steps to preserve minority languages alongside adopting universal language.