Exploring the Languages of Future

With global expansion on the rise, many companies are tapping into different markets. Businesses are translating their official websites and other important documents into different languages for the convenience of the target market, and it is producing fruitful outcomes for the companies. 

There are over 7000 languages spoken around the globe. Many organizations are covering multiple languages to communicate with the global world easily. As per an estimate, the languages that are dominating the world today will be widely used in the future. 

Languages and Globalization

The languages that are spoken globally are called international languages. The global languages include Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and English but now the trend is changing and people tend to adopt those languages that will help in their personal and professional growth. This paradigm shift will help us in exploring the languages of the future. Everyone learns language according to their linguistic requirements and the language that will give a higher rate of investment. It is better to channelize all the strengths in learning that language which will be of great importance for you in the future. Whether you want to study abroad or want to expand your business outside the borders, it is advised to explore and learn those languages that will open the gate of new opportunities for you. The selection of language depends upon your prospects, your vision, objective, career, and the kind of target market you want to penetrate.

The Languages of the Future


No doubt, English has been the lingua franca for the past hundred years. But since China has made phenomenal growth, so the importance of the Chinese language is enhanced. Chinese businesses are spreading all over the world so trying to speak and learn the Chinese language is expected. It will act as a valuable asset. As China is making progress by leaps and bounds, learning the Chinese language is a skill that will be much in demand in the future. The importance of the Chinese language can also be estimated by the fact that it is the most spoken language around the globe. Thirty-eight countries speak Chinese with 1.296 billion total speakers. Chinese is a bit difficult language to learn with a lot of dialects. It is considered the language of the future because China’s economy has shifted from a close door economy to an open economy with national and global trade and has signed many global business contracts. It is predicted that China will be the next leading economy in 2050, so are you ready to learn Mandarin?


Arabic is the fourth most spoken language in the world. It is native to 313.2 million speakers. It is considered an important language of the future because it is the official language of Arab countries that produce oil and natural gas. The United emirates are the great exporter of dates, although they don’t have agriculture land, they overcome this scarcity by exporting other industrial products to the world.


French is ranked sixth in global languages but according to the latest survey, the number of French-speaking people is increasing and in 2050 it will be spoken by 750 million people. French is the national language of many countries with high fertility rates like Guinea, Chad, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the sub-Saharan region. So due to the high population rate, the number of French-speaking people in the African states will increase from 3 percent to 8 percent by 2050. The French language is native to 295.0 million speakers that are widely spread on the globe. It is also the official language of one of the strongest economies, France. France is the world’s largest provider of luxury goods, railways, cosmetics, automotive, and aerospace.


The population of India is also increasing like China. It is estimated that India will be the world’s most populated country.  Pakistan is also following India in terms of population. Hindi is spoken in India and it is spoken by 534.2 million people approximately. Urdu is spoken in Pakistan and it is native to 163.2 million people. India is making its name in information and technology and it will become a hub of trade, commerce, and business shortly so it is important to learn Hindi-Urdu for prospects.


Russian Federation is the world’s largest country that covers the major part of Eastern Europe and entire Northern Asia. Russia is included in the largest economies of the world and it produces and exports many products. The Russian language is the eighth most spoken language in the world, and it is native to 265.0 million people that are residing in 18 countries. Russia has a great lucrative market, so the Russian language is a potential language for the future.


From Britain to China and the United States, people take great interest in the Spanish language. There are around 577 million people who can speak and understand Spanish. As per the survey by the Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish speaking population in 2018 was 7.6% and it is expected to double till 2050. The majority of people in the USA speak Spanish language and it is estimated that after Mexico, the USA will be the second Spanish speaking country in the world. Spanish can easily be learned by English speakers. It is considered to be a future language because it is the language of business and commerce.


German is the official language of Germany that is the largest economy in Europe. The German language has taken many loanwords from English. Thus learning this language will give you financial gains because Germany has the fifth-largest economy. Learning the German language is a great investment. It is an era of digitalization, and German is the language that is widely used on the internet. So exploring and learning the German language will open new prospects of business for you. 


Japanese is the ninth most spoken language in the world, and it is native to 128 million speakers. The Japanese economy is known for its discoveries and inventions in the field of robotics and electronics. To get along with the latest innovative technologies, it is important to work with Japanese companies so exploring and learning the Japanese language will keep you abreast of technology.


English is the lingua franca and it is the considered global language of business, trade, commerce, communication, and negotiation. It is ranked as the third most spoken language in the world and it is native to 1.121 billion people. All the global businesses in the world are being done in the English language so to be the part of globalization it is necessary to explore and learn the English language.

Wrapping Up

Language is a very important source of communication. Everyone has their own objective of learning a new language. People take language courses to enhance their communication skills and to become a successful part of the global world. The rational decision is to learn a new language after knowing its prospect. Learning any of the languages mentioned here will help you in the long run in the near future.

Happy Learning!

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