Modern era’s language learning trends in a globalized world

Modern era’s language learning trends in a globalized world

Languages are considered as the virtue of human culture. More than 6000 languages around the world where they are classified into different families and dialects. Some stay unique throughout centuries, that can’t be categorized into a family, and some of them are divided into various dialects and creoles. Languages are using written scripts and there are languages without any scripts. The languages evolved with humans, they have tradition, culture, identity, and behavior. The diversified languages were one of the difficulties that arose during the beginning of globalization, English has domination in the world as it was the language of the United States and British Commonwealth. In the 2000s, the rise of China and far east Asian countries made the situation as they have completely different languages which are difficult to learn for Indo-Europeans. Although the twenty-first-century technology revolution and content flow helping to make more polyglots. Language learning became easier and more fun by different mobile applications, software, and platforms using the possibility of technology. The number of foreign language learners hit a high and it formed a 20 billion dollar industry worldwide. Is technology making the golden age for languages?

Languages are learned mainly for five reasons; for heritage, government, religious purposes, business, and as a hobby. Learning a language for business and as a hobby was the biggest trend in the last decade. The learners majorly focused on languages like English, Mandarin, Japanese, German, French which are the languages of economic powers and significant markets like Spanish, Hindi, Arabic is expanding thoroughly. When language learning became easy, the number of people learning a second language improved. The ease of use and interactive platforms produced many polyglots, Americas divulged their language by relocating started to learn their native language as a passion. Migrants from South Asian countries to the United States and Canada could conserve their languages. The rise in the number of people learning German and Italian in Latin America, Hindi and Telugu in Canada and the USA started falling into this category. It observed the flourishing of neutral languages in countries that have different ethnicities like South Africa, India, and Indonesia

Some experts point out that the growth in language learning helps to level language diversity. When young people start to move or make a preference for economic, administrative languages and contents, they are beginning to leave their inherited language and culture. Dialects of languages, especially jargons that are close to separate as a faraway dialect, face more problems; the flow of content in the parent language causes the elimination of the dialect, it’s remarked in India, where urban Hindi is principal over dialects like Haryanvi, Rajasthani, and Magadhi. They also indicate the vocabulary imitation, it began replacing the borrowed vocabulary with native terms and slowly started killing the native languages. However this is challenged by new-age language lovers, they argue that the learning facility benefits to recreate extinct languages or near to extinct languages. For those languages receiving, studying and content production has been flourished in recent years, and some new languages are formed recently from passion or by blending different languages. An artificial language like Esperanto and languages like Hinglish, Spanglish are some examples.

English supremacy in the world is undoubtedly a fact. Content and technology supremacy from the United States helped a lot to raise this level, but the development of content and identity in cyberspace became high in different languages. When the global market shrinks, governments encourage their solidarity, even though blind translating applications and gadgets are in research. People are more likely to learn additional languages and the benefit of becoming polyglot is recognized by modern parents. Learning the language is not only learning some words and phrases, but it is also absorbing a culture.


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