Importance of languages

HADZIBAJRIC, Amila (2013) Importance of languages. In: 1st Annual International Student Symposium 2013.

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The modern world we live in thanks to technological advances came to the stage of globalization. Every day news are exchanged from all over the world and people communicate in the largest distances in the simplest ways. To be able to speak we use the language. Native language that we use is limited to geographical area in which it is being spoken. English language is widely spoken all over the world; it is the language that we use when we go on a trip around the world. When we apply for a job, one of the requirements is active knowledge of English language. Speaking English is a norm. So, it is not enough to be an expert in one specific area, it is needed to know the language. Today, many young people are speaking English. Those who do not speak English are not "in". English is all around us. When I decided to study English one person said to me: "Why are studying English you already knowing English?" What to answer on this superficial question that shows that the person who asked it considered enough to know how to communicate in English. Luckily, those of us who are studying English or any other language, we know why we are doing it. "A wound from a tongue is worse than a wound from the sword; the latter affects only the body-the former, the spirit, the soul" is an Old Persian proverb that indicates how the word can be difficult and painful. However, we believe that the word can be sincere and human. We know that we cannot change the world, we can accept or not accept globalization and the imperatives imposed, but we want to be part of it. We want to show to the world our culture, our art, our history, our natural resources.”

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
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Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 10:28
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 09:31

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