Resolution 2: English is the world language now and everyone should learn it.
In today's world, multilingualism is becoming more and more important. In addition to opening up job opportunities, the ability to speak a foreign language also helps to make real connections with people and understand more about diverse cultures, places, and lifestyles. The more proficient you are, the better you can express yourself. Today, we will debate whether English is now the world language and everyone should learn it. I believe that although English is not only the most spoken language in the world, it is also an official language in 53 countries and is spoken by around 400 million people worldwide as a first language. Therefore, everyone should learn English.
Present the 1stargument
The first reason to affirm the resolution is English is the Language of Business & Finance. This is true because nowadays the global economy is more consolidated than ever, large corporations have established themselves all over the world in almost every country, and all stock, commodity, and currency markets are so closely tied up that even the tiniest changes in an important stock price will have an immediate effect on other prices worldwide. The impact of this argument is only common sense that in a situation like this, a common language would be chosen to make the information flow as easy and effortless as possible, and whether you like it or not – English is the language serving this purpose!
English is no longer a strange concept to us today, people rush to spend a huge amount of money to learn English. They believe that English will help them in the future and lead to the fastest success. So, the question is: Should people learn English? Now we will debate whether or not we should learn English. I believe that spending time and money on learning English is unnecessary.
Refute the opponent’s 1st argument
Your team said that English is the Language of Business & Finance. That may be true but I think there is no doubt that the world is becoming more connected and that trade is, more than ever, international. Most global companies have at least thought of the many opportunities that come with making their content available in different languages. To effectively reach your audience, you need to talk to them in their preferred language. Therefore, using only English can have many obstacles and disadvantages if your partner does not know English.
Present the first argument
Our first argument to oppose this resolution is that the world does not exist only in English. This is true because, besides English, there are still many other languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese, etc. The competitiveness of these languages is no less than English. According to current statistics, the number one position in the "top" most popular language globally belongs to Chinese. About one-fifth of the world's population uses Chinese as their primary language. Not surprisingly, China is one of the most developed economies in the world. This also means having access to the most advanced technologies easier way. Therefore, it is not necessary to insist on learning English.
Refute the opponent’s 1st argument
Your group says that English is not the only language that exists, which is probably true but I disagree because no one can deny that English is the most common language. Even many countries around the world choose English as a second language for social communication. Many statistics have shown that there are now 1.5 billion people using this language worldwide. English will greatly facilitate communication and integration with the world. As we often see, at tourist destinations, there are usually foreign guests from Europe, the European style restaurant is still quite famous and available everywhere if you work here and you just only know Chinese or Japanese, you won't be able to provide good service for them. This is a complete disadvantage for you when it is these guests who generate income for you. Therefore, learning English is very necessary.
Present the 2nd argument
Our second argument to support the resolution is that you will have many job opportunities when you can speak English. This is true because when you have English, you will get more priority when applying for a job at any company. In a survey that Pearson conducted in 2015 of 26,000 multinational employees, about 92% said they considered English important for career advancement. This is very important because most businesses require English when recruiting employees.
Refute the opponent’s 2nd argument
Your team said that English brings many job opportunities. That may be true but I think the expertise of each industry is an important prerequisite to applying for a job, not English. Because each of us just needs to practice to be really good at a field, we will be successful in that field while the language problem is easily solved by hiring an interpreter. Therefore, all we need to do is focus on studying in depth in our area of expertise.
Present the 2nd argument
The second to oppose the resolution is the globalization of English may contribute to the death of some languages or even the loss of existing speakers who know how to speak because they will learn a new language and that will lose their dominant language. This is true because if English becomes a universal language around the world - even if some cultures still speak their mother tongues - some languages will disappear, and with that, culture. The mother tongue is an essential part of people. The impact of this argument is some ideas and feelings cannot be easily translated into another language with the same meaning.
Refute the opponent’s viewpoint
Your team said that the globalization of English may contribute to the death of some languages. But I disagree because globalizing a language is not bad. It allows for more effective communication, which will inevitably lead to more progress. Therefore, it doesn't mean that indigenous languages and cultures have to be abandoned in the name of progress, it just makes way for better global functioning.
Present the 3rd argument
Our next argument to support this resolution is that learning English easily gets you to travel far and learns a lot. This is absolutely true because English is the official language of more than 53 countries and territories, which is a respectable number and wherever you are, you can easily find a human who can speak English. It is also the official language of the EU. It will be more special if you have a need to study abroad in European Union countries, where there are prestigious schools, their top priority is English. In addition, if you love literature, the treasure of scientific knowledge of mankind, being fluent in this language will help you master the knowledge of the whole world.
Refute the opponent’s 3rd argument
Your group said that learning English helps you go far and easily absorb knowledge. This is probably true, but I think travel far not only depends on your English level, but it also depends on many other factors such as your finances or your background, etc. Studying abroad is not only about European countries that will help you succeed, but also there are many other great countries to study abroad and gain knowledge. Typically, Japan and China are the two countries with the most advanced technology globally. Or studying in Korea at the best cost for you. You have easy access to modern and advanced economies. Although these countries are not in the EU, your future career opportunities are not inferior, you still have the ability to succeed in the future as long as you have enough knowledge and foreign languages of the country you are studying. This shows that English is not the only option.
Present the 3rd argument
The third argument to oppose this resolution is that the English language is considered by many to be one of the most difficult languages to master and not everyone can learn it easily. This is true because spelling is unpredictable and grammar is difficult to learn, which is challenging for both learners and native speakers. For example, the confusing rule that English verbs in the past tense end with the suffix "-ed" —reducing you to "ate" but not "eated" and "slept" but not "sleeped"? This is very important because if you don't know that this is a difficult and not easy subject to learn, you may leave halfway, which is both time-consuming and unproductive.
Refute the opponent’s 3rd viewpoint.
Your team said that the English language is considered by many to be one of the most difficult languages to master and not everyone can learn it easily. I disagree with that, I think It is difficult, but that does not mean you can't learn it. Because we can see around us, there are many people who have learned English successfully and they have got good jobs. Therefore, it's not so hard that we can't learn it.
In conclusion, English is a global language that almost every country in the world teaches in educational programs because most countries want to communicate and exchange with each other through a common language. Therefore, everyone should learn English to be able to communicate with international friends.
In conclusion, I don't think globalizing device English is a bad thing but I don't think we should all learn it. It will make native English speakers lazy as well as strip all of the world's culture and history from the other languages the world has to offer. Therefore, it is not really necessary to use English as a global language.