I'm the new member of this room. . I have a question that is the assignment of my teacher. "English is considered a (if not the) most powerful language in the world. It has a difficult and complex past, and has emerged: to be not only a langauge of "colonizers" but a language of the colonized . Individuals have taken English as a move for economic power and freedom and now the langauge has grown in many unique ways. what is the positive and negative consequences of the dominance of English?''
I hope everybody will help me answer this hard question.
Thanks in advance
Firstly, you have to be clear on what you think of the role of English. The positive consequences are fairly simple- the spread of international ciommunication. The negative ones are more complex- in poorer countries, it creates elites as those with the money to study it end up with the best jobs, which renews a cycle of an economic elite. What impact does it have in Vietnam- try to express your thoughts here.