The future of language

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There are so many ways that people can communicate with one another. One of the primary ways people communicate is through speech and language. Though, there are approximately 6,500 different languages spoken around the world, one of the more widely spoken languages is English. English is a very desirable language to be spoken from a business perspective.  In fact, the ability to speak English is so desirable that time and money is dedicated in Anglophone nations to get employees to learn the language. Canada is one of the countries affected by this. Despite being a bilingual country, Canada mostly has unilingual businesses. There was outrage in Canada concerning the hiring of the head coach NHL hockey team who was unilingual.

I think that communication is essential when it comes to business. Sharing ideas and expressing oneself is a vital part of success in the business world. While I think that knowing one language would be efficient, I believe that countries should strive not to be unilingual. English is not superior to a language and should not become the common language. Language and identity go hand in hand, and by making others learn another language for job it is almost similar to making them relinquish it for their job. There are many languages in this world and Anglophone societies should be open to learning and communicating inEnglish as well as other languages.

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