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So Why Learn English: A personal view from Brazil | LinkedIn


I liked reading this article because I have a fascination with English being considered a dominant international language, especially in the business world. The company where I consult is one of those companies based in a non-English speaking country, but its official language is English. At first, I thought it was due to the strong American presence on the Internet, but I’m finding that it’s not necessarily so. It’s also not due to the emergence of former British Commonwealth (or current Commonwealth) countries. There is a huge percentage of the world that speaks English as a second language–why? Why isn’t there more Chinese or Russian or Spanish or Arabic or French (or maybe there is, and I’m oblivious to it)? 


Take a look at this, and check out this perspective. Then tell me what you think. Is this individual correct that this is becoming more commonplace? Why do you think that is? I’m definitely curious to hear your view. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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