These days, the number of languages are becoming extinct. Certain people tend to believe that this trend is not essential by arguing that fewer languages in the world will make life easier. However, I completely disagree with this opinion for two reasons.
First of all, the preservation of languages is vitally important in the context of the growing globalization. The unfamiliarity with languages is leading to certain problems, such as the loss of national identity and decaying of family ties. For instance, parents who lose their native language cannot convey their values, beliefs and experience to their children.
Second, learning in a non-native language can lead to poor academic performance of children. According to statistical studies, approximately 40% of the world’s population don’t have the opportunity to receive education in a language they understand. For example, countries which support bilingual education programs have achieved higher rates.
From the arguments and examples given, I firmly believe that the extinction of languages is an unenthusiastic trend and it is recommended to preserve languages and support bilingual education programs.