Tag Archives: Lingua Franca

The Language Behind Science

Scientists, those of us in pursuit of knowledge rather than lining our pockets or seeking our own personal gain, can be relied upon to be the most neutral of the neutral, the pinnacle of unbiased thinking in a world that is so tarnished by opinion and personal point of view. Right? Mmm, sort of. Science,(…)


Why English Remains Today’s Lingua Franca: Part 2

English being considered the lingua franca of this world is sure to get the back-up of those whose own native tongue is vastly more widespread in use—or at least equal to it—across the globe. We can look to Mandarin, Spanish, or even Russian as other contenders for this coveted title, and yet the fact remains(…)


Why English Remains Today’s Lingua Franca: Part 1

Oh, fellow native English speakers, we hope you won’t object to us tarnishing us all with the same brush here, when we say that there is such an expectation of hearing English everywhere we go, that we are everything from surprised to alarmed when we realise that it isn’t. English is touted as the lingua(…)


Esperanto in its Natural Habitat: Part 3

Esperanto might offer the hope of being a truly global language, but is there actually enough interest for the language to grow? Are there really enough resources out there for learners to use, and communicate in, to give Esperanto a chance? Let’s take a look! Websites Two essential websites for Esperanto speakers are Esperanto USA,(…)