Empowerment or Disempowerment: That is the Question (English as an international language)in EIL

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Year-Number: 2010-Volume 2, Issue 1

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English has become the dominant global language of communication, business, industries, entertainment, diplomacy, politics, science and the internet. Governments as well as some scholars appear to be accepting such a spread of English uncritically. Over a billion people speak English as their second or foreign language; these second- and foreign-language speakers of English include millions of migrant and immigrant English as a Second Language (ESL) school-age students , over 560,000 intemational ESL university students in the US 

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English has become the dominant global language of communication, business, industries, entertainment, diplomacy, politics, science and the internet. Governments as well as some scholars appear to be accepting such a spread of English uncritically. Over a billion people speak English as their second or foreign language; these second- and foreign-language speakers of English include millions of migrant and immigrant English as a Second Language (ESL) school-age students , over 560,000 intemational ESL university students in the US 

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