English is the world’s current operating system, and users are expected to double to two billion by 2020. “If there is one predictable consequence of a language becoming a global language,” writes the academic David Crystal, “it is that nobody owns it any more. Everyone who has learned it has a share in it and has the right to use it in the way they want.” Yet, in order for another one billion English learners to realize this goal, shortages in quality English instruction and their effects must be addressed.
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Jackson, Anthony. (March 3, 2016). Language Learning (Online image). Retrieved from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-P0422-0004,_Langenstein,_Russischunterricht_f%C3%BCr_Lehrlinge.jpg