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In today’s tight-knit world, English has dominated the globe as the de facto language in many areas, one of which is the education sector. Demand for English speaking teachers is high in many non English-speaking counties, due to the value in knowing the language. This is mainly due to most international business (especially with multinational companies) being done in English, hence a need and/or desire to learn the language. Acquiring the language can start from scratch as an adult, however enrolling children as young as 2-3 years old to English-speaking schools and institutions has become increasingly more popular. This is possible for a multitude of reasons which all seem to come back to the fact that “the world is getting smaller”. For example, the global population has risen drastically over the past 50 years, and the number of people who can afford to travel to work abroad as an English teacher has risen with it. At the same time, flights have gotten cheaper, accommodations more accessible, and the internet has granted people instant communication tools for not just getting hired as a teacher, but also learning the English language itself. When more teachers apply for jobs, supply increases and the cost of English teachers within a market decreases. English becomes not only more accessible to learners and students, but also to other potential business owners. For example, a person who otherwise couldn’t start a private English school (due to the high costs associated with hiring English and native English teachers) can now do so, as the prices fall due to the increasing supply of teachers. The situation amplifies itself in the mid-long term run as children and teenagers who grew up learning English become working adults, who unlike their preceding generation, now have a fluent or near-fluent command of English. Many of them will conduct their own businesses in English, which promotes and advertises the need of English in their country and/or market. As foreigners and English-speaking companies enter their market, the remaining few who never saw the appeal in understanding the language, will be forced to learn it as the main language for conducting business shifts from their native language to English. This has already happened in many countries, and continues to snowball as new methods of learning the language (such as online studies) have arisen. Some methods are as indirect and subtle as a media streaming service entering a new market. For example, the introduction of Netflix in non-English countries has undoubtedly given an access to a source of English immersion to children and teenagers who haven’t had any prior access to English, especially in markets where they still cannot afford to pay for the enrollment of English schools. While it may seem trivial, it’s small additions to our daily lives that day by day enter our lives until we are in a non-English speaking country and yet somehow engulfed in English business, communication, media, and pop-culture. This is why the importance of English as a global language matters. English has become engrained into many non-English speaking places, and to remove it would not only be a long, painful, and difficult task, but it would also affect the very tools that the English language has brought with it. Our civilization is most effective with standards. Like the SI (International System of Units), which standardized units of measurement in 1960, English allows not just countries and organizations but also individuals to communicate, work, and live their lives out with opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist had they not understood or spoke the language. In conclusion, English is paramount in today’s world. It’s the de facto global language, and as communications technologies have “shrunk” our planet, it gave a need to a single standardized “world” language. The 20th century gave rise to globalization, and in conjunction with the United States being one of the most influential counties of that century, where it went, it took its language with it—English. It’s hard to say how the world would look without it today.