English is known to be the world’s melting pot of languages but did you know that about 45% of today’s English vocabulary have a French origin? Continue reading 45% of English Words have a French Origin
Within 10 years, the English language will dominate the internet, but in a very different form to what people accept and recognize as English now. Continue reading How the Internet quickly changes the English Language
Generally speaking, ¾ of Canada’s population speak English as their first official language whereas ¼ of Canadians speaks French as their first language. Continue reading The State of English and French in Canada
And by fast I mean really fast. In the past 10 years the use of Arabic on the Internet grew by an impressive 2500%. Whereas in the year 2000 only 2 million Arabic-speaking users surfed the world wide web, in 2011 there were 65 million of them. And with an estimated 280 million speakers of Arabic as their first language there is still room for growth.
In comparison, the second fastest growing language is Russian with 1826% followed by Chinese on third place with 1277%, Spanish with 743% and English with 281%.
What are the languages that will be most widely spoken by the middle of this century? According to so called engco model of language forecasting the top 5 languages in 2050 are going to be
I guess, there is no big surprise in this list in the end but those are undoubtedly the realities that children have to face when growing up and search their workplace in this globalized world, even more so than us today. It is expected that Chinese, Spanish and English will be the dominant languages in global commerce.