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The Future of English in the EU
Hello everyone! I am currently preparing some slides for my assignment, and the topic is "What is the future of English in the European Union after Brexit?". In my opinion, French and German will take much more control of the EU institutions' intercommunication. But I would like to hear what you think as well. It would be very helpful for my presentation, especially if you have much more information on this subject! Thank you in advance. :)

Apr 28, 2020 6:30 PM
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Because English is the language of the internet, and a good midpoint between Germanic and Romance, it will continue to serve as a standard European language. Additionally, the majority of Europeans aren’t native speakers of French or German. Additionally, wise Europeans remember what happened the last couple of times French and German competed for dominance on the Old Continent. English is the perfect EU language precisely because it belongs to nobody, and thus everybody. Not to mention that it will be very valuable for communication (political and commercial) between the EU and most other countries in the world. Most Europeans will still want to learn English, and then maybe a neighboring language, and then perhaps Mandarin if they have time.

April 28, 2020
Language Skills
English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Turkish
Learning Language
German, Italian