Topic question: To what extent do you agree that English is the language of international capitalism?
Instruction : Structuring your essay
Because there is a great deal of relevant material related to this topic, you will need to make a careful selection for this essay.
One way to structure the essay is to begin with an introduction that examines the concept of English as â€˜the language of international capitalismâ€™ and states your generalization or view about how the spread of English is nurtured by an associated industry dedicated to its promotion. You may then go on with a brief outline of the major influences this industry, represented by private language schools, language textbooks and internationally recognised language tests, has on the spread of English. It will also be relevant to discuss the effect of the dominance of English in the fields of academic and literary publishing. In addition, media â€“ including books, news and the movies â€“ which flow from Britain and America to the rest of the world, give a tremendous advantage to cultural producers working in these two countries. You could try to find other examples from external sources where the spread and dominance of English is supported by organisations, companies and nation states that have a vested interest in the success of the English language.
An alternative strategy would be to start with the analysis of the examples you have selected, which is then related to the wider discussion of your stance, whether you agree or disagree with the claim set forth in the question.