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There hasn’t been a time where everyone in the world spoke the same language since the biblical days of Babylon and the Tower of Babel. According to the story, the people were able to create and achieve wonders working together, due to their ability to communicate with each other. They agreed to build a city and tower so great, it would reach the heaven. God watching what was going on scattering them throughout the world by giving them all different languages and so that they can no longer understand each other . English today is considered the primary language, the lingua franca of the modern era, and is the closest the world today has at reaching that point again. Due to trades and colonization across the world in the 16th centuries, English has become a dominant language across many countries, along w/ French, Spanish, and Portuguese. During this time, English speakers made its way around the world, including the Americas, Canada, Caribbean, India, Africa, Australia, and the middle east. While there were numerous languages spoken by settlers in America, overtime, English became the dominant language. It was after World War II when English really began the development into the main global lingua franca, as the United States developed more fully into a world superpower. The English language spread throughout Europe when the United States’ military maintained a presence to assist in reconstruction efforts . With the emergence of the United States of America becoming a superpower and continuing the momentum that England had established with the English language, the United States had become the strongest nation militarily in the last century, of which many nations count on to protect the land and seas and was able to establish US bases around the world. These bases allow the locals to have United States military personnel to shop, dine, and communicate English around the world. Top movies, news, music, social media, celebrities, and technology is generally found in English, of which also helped the movement. Today, companies and organizations worldwide around the uses English. Today, nearly every international organization like the United Nations (UN) and World Trade Organization (WTO)  uses English as its official language. Companies worldwide has also made policies to make English the official language in the workplace to potentially expand the company globally. Competitive pressure and globalization of tasks and resources are some of the biggest reasons for this push for a corporate standard. With businesses and trades around the world become more common, “many of the best MBA programs are taught in English, so speaking it well can put you in a position to get the best training and credentials.”  As the world has gotten smaller due to technology and globalization, English has become the lingua franca of the modern era. The need for coordinated tasks and work with businesses, investors, partners, and customers globally has only accelerated English as the official language of businesses worldwide. Thanks to the British Empire covering the four corners of the globe, and with the rise of America building on that momentum, English is the closest the world has at achieving another Tower of Babel. Intro History of England’s colonization and English How English became the global language International organizations and company practices worldwide Conclusion References 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel (Genesis 11:1–9) 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqDFPU9YeQM 3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages_by_institution 4. https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/english-in-the-real-world/english-became-global-language/