Around 80 Percent of the World's Communication in English is Between Non-native Speakers

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A form of 'global' or 'world' English is now spreading that is starting to rival the previous standard forms of British and American English.

The use of the web and the unstoppable globalisation of the world economy all lead to a situation where people are communicating more and more in English, but a new form of English - 'World English'.

It is estimated that there are between 300 and 400 million people in the world using English as their mother tongue and just as many currently using it as a second language for both academic or professional purposes.

What is interesting to note is that these kinds of users of English will, in the very near future, become the majority, greatly outnumbering British or American English speakers around the world and with obvious consequences for the evolution of the language.

Audioster is the first daily web service to feature examples of World English in its lessons. The Audioster service proposes a new lesson every day on an international subject by selecting the best reports from Voice of America radio.

Audioster is a service from Edulang, a company specialised in the creation, publishing and distribution of English learning content. Its clients include end users through deals with large publishers such as Marshall Cavendish or Micro Application or professional customers like universities and global companies.

Contact : Michel Nizon (CEO) - Tel. +33 (0)2 98 63 11 78 or email: (michel @

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