Past event


English as a Global Language: Are Native Speakers Losing Out?

Chatham House, London

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Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost, University College London (1998 - 2013)

Richard Hardie, Chair, UBS

Humair Naqvi, Enterprise & Education Regional Director, Rosetta Stone

Chair: Rosie Goldsmith, Broadcaster


The speakers will examine the idea of English as a global language and its impact on international discourse and cultural understanding. While native English speakers might appear to have an advantage, the panel will consider the case that the multi-linguals of the rest of the world have the upper hand in the job market and in global business. Is ‘Globish’ becoming a language apart?