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ENGLISH IS EASY TO LEARN. Beside a few endings that we still use, most of the endings or inflections for nouns, pronouns and modifiers have been dropped from English. Long ago, English also depended on word endings, or inflections, like other languages do. Nouns had one ending when they were used as subjects, and a different ending when they were used as objects or indirect objects. Verbs had forty forms. The adjectives had different forms too, which would show number, case and gender. Today, nouns Ė either subjects or objects - have the same form in English. Except this and that - of which plural forms are these and those and a few words that are exceptions to the rule - we donít use different forms to show the gender and number of adjectives. We draw on a few forms of pronouns to show the various uses of the personal and reflexive pronouns, but they have also been simplified.
In the past Century, English won its place as Global Language, its international use broadening as science and technology advance.

Scientists, programmers, researchers and the Internet use English, globally. Scientific and technological terms are far and commonly understood in English, rather than in other languages. To take full advantage of their audience, non-native speakers of English communicate increasingly in English, rather than in their native languages. The Internet grows fast in the global life - from science to research, from education to trade, marketing, entertainment, and hobbies. Therefore, as part of it, it is extremely important to read, speak, and write good English. The Internet will continue to cause polarization among us for a while, dividing us into Internet users and Internet illiterates. But, as its use grows, the illiterates will find themselves in a tongue-tied position. Therefore, they will have to improve their English, which requires positive motivation. Positive motivation is required in particular of non-or-poor speakers of English, because lack of, or poor English are two of the main causes that lead to polarization. Despite our statements, one may argue that English has different place in different countries. True! There are countries in which English is spoken as a second language. There are countries in which English has no special place. And, there are countries in which English is the native language. Internationally, though, English has not only won its place as global language, but it has also become the common language of educated people. Therefore, English becomes indispensable for global cohabitation and economical progress.
"What do you see as best suited for schools and teachers to achieve the new international demands?"
I was asked by an English teacher.

The increasing use of English as a language of global communication affects English teaching. It would be out of the ordinary to say that all English learners adapt to the British or North American models - as millions of non-native speakers of English speak English among themselves, not in relationships with native English speakers. Therefore, teachers must re-think the bond between language and culture. If a teacher teaches Eastern European students for example, that teacher must teach Eastern European cultural values and media forms, not templates produced in English speaking countries. English language teachers must work on developing the thinking skills of their students. They must equip their students with skills that help them communicate clearly and plausibly. Theme skills or argumentation that most English classes still teach, do not help students to become good communicators in English. Project-based approaches, for example, help students learn and practice analytic problem-solving, which they need to compete for better jobs. At the same time, English learners must view English as a language of global communication, not as a foreign language controlled by "others".