Tag Archives: English and social status

The importance of speaking English

This article argues that the ability to speak English brings chances of better jobs and social status, and opens up access to information, for Cambodians. It also looks at the recent boom in private universities where English is an essential … Continue reading

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The Status and Function of English in Indonesia: A Review of Key Factors

This academic article by  Allen Lauder looks at the history of English in Indonesia, the roles and functions it plays, the relationship between English and local languages and discussions about the positive and negative impacts of English, which varieties of English … Continue reading

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As English Spreads, Indonesians Fear for Their Language

This article looks at the growing trend for middle and upper class Indonesian parents to raise their children speaking English better than Bahasa Indonesia, the official national language in Indonesia, and to send them to private schools that focus on … Continue reading

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