After watching the video, Trade: The Dollar Speaks English, critically reflect on the information presented and discuss whether or not you believe the global spread of English is unstoppable. What do you believe is the driving force behind the spread of English? How did the video make you feel?
As the spread of the English language grows, I do believe that the language will continue to dominate, as a tool for economic and social reasons. However, to suggest it will replace or wipe out all or a majority of other languages is seemly unlikely. One reason is that many languages our linked to the religious beliefs, for example Islam has many words in the Arabic language that could only be expressed and understood in totality in the target language in relation to the religion. As well as the religion revolves around the Quran, the Muslim Holy book which is mem