The English language and its role in the world are fascinating subjects that regularly make the news. Here are just a few examples of the issues that have been discussed in the media:

Global spread of English poses problems for UK

Global Language Monitor: Many Chinglish into English

A quarter of Chinese study English: official

Chinese intellectuals rebel against foreign language tests

Is English invading Chinese culture?

Olympic bidding success spurs English language fever in China

Cut tongues for speaking ‘perfect’ English demanded in Shanghai

Singapore launches annual event for promoting “good English”

English training, 15-billion yuan industry

In English? Chirac won’t hear of it

English equation unbalanced

English-only teaching not allowed for kids