An approach to the prospects of business English learning


  • Ruxandra VASILESCU Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Spiru Haret University


Business English, global English, globalization, information technology, sustainable development, universal language, neutral universal language, international language


The future of English as a global language has widely been discussed for over 10 years, starting with David Graddol (1997), a language researcher and lecturer at the Open University in Britain, in his famous work ‘The Future of English’, to so many other language researchers, so much inspired by Graddol’s book. Whether English will keep its supremacy as THE tool of communication in the future world is still debatable, fact is that English is still the language of business and information technology and it shall stay so for quite a while, in spite of the challenges coming from Spanish, French, German, Russian and… Mandarin. Once we acknowledge that, the question is: how can the teaching/learning process be improved in the future for a better and faster acquisition of English as the language of choice in the business world?  


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How to Cite

VASILESCU, R. (2010). An approach to the prospects of business English learning. Annals of Spiru Haret University. Economic Series, 10(2), 61–66. Retrieved from