The essential element of globalization is communications in English. Technology and social science will influence the non-native English speaking nations (non-NESN) through the English communication. These kinds of communications are very important to these countries, because some information will make the non-NESN a great deal progress. In Taiwan, the globalizing policy has been proposed and stressing for a long time. Because Mandarin and some dialects are widely used in daily life, the general English level in Taiwan isn’t as good as that in some native English speaking nations (NESN). From the viewpoints of globalization, the English level in Taiwan should be elevated to approach the level of the NESN. The Ministry of Education in Taiwan has planned to design the English courses from elementary schools to elevate the English level in order to bridge the gap. Therefore, English courses should be well designed during the process of globalization. ·
The English teaching effectiveness directly affects the globalizing pace. The school-based curricula (SBC) in the technological and vocational education systems are developed by the Ministry of Education to cope with the rapid changes in the Age of Knowledge-based Economy [1-2]. These curricula are divided into 17 occupational families (OFs) are shown in Appendix [3-4]. This new SBC is going to work in practice in 2005. The 18 year-old students at the moment will work on the 2-year technological and vocational college/university (TVCU) program, and 16 year-old students will work on the 4-year TVCU program. Since they study English at the junior high school (about 12 years old), their English level could not be good enough to handle all globalizing things related to English after they graduate from 2-year or 4-year TVCU program. When they study in SBC, instructors can’t teach them in the same way as those in NESN. English is one of the core courses of the 17 OFs. It is needless to say that English plays the very important role in the Age of Knowledge-based Economy . Therefore, English courses should be systematically designed. The purpose of this study is to systematically design SBC for the students in TVCU programs. After they graduate, they can cooperate with several OFs to communicate with the professionals in NESN smoothly, and speed up the globalizing pace.
English is the language of social empowerment: as knowledge of English is a passport to a better job and, conversely, the inability to speak and write in English is a disadvantage, millions of young people spend thousands of hours trying to come to grips with the English language. Some researchers warn, though, that the majority wastes their time learning English, because they will not have the chance to use it in their future careers . The spectrum gives the pathway of self-study. For example, the junior EPE mentioned above whose English level may be not good enough to work with the EPE in NESN. Therefore, they should cooperate with some people who have the abilities of MEC, MBH, and DSN to work with the EPE in NESN. However, they can cite Fig. 4 and Table I to study the MEC, MBH, and DSN English vocabulary by themselves. Besides, this spectrum helps the part-time students study in SBC of TVCU programs to elevate their English level on their jobs. The technological and vocational vocabulary and terminologies are added to the curricula in TVCU programs with the object-oriented principle little by little. Some vocabulary and terminologies in the common English courses will be repeated in the technological and vocational courses again and again. These will make the students learn technological and vocational English effectively to arouse the interests in English study. This curriculum design is based on the spectrum analysis of vocabulary. The teaching materials of the 7 OGs are made up of the classified vocabulary, grammar, and phrases. Therefore, the teaching contents are suited to the 7 OGs respectively. From the students’ viewpoint, it makes them learn directly and effectively. One of the methods to find the vocabulary for vocational use is to build the vocabulary database. We can individually compute the frequency of vocabulary for vocational use and classify the words into the 7 OGs, respectively. The source can be the professional textbooks, documents, manus, user guides, webs, and technical notes et.al. After the computing, we can give the credit points to each vocabulary. Moreover, the higher credit point words in this vocabulary database should be presented in the English textbooks for individual OGs. The further researches will take much time and need some more experts to take part in the program. A questionnaire  is shown that in Taiwan, the salary of employees is dependent on their English abilities. English is a passport to get a better job . That means the better their English is, the higher their salaries they get. This phenomenon is shown English abilities play an important role in globalization. We think it is very common in most non-NESN. Therefore, the effective English teaching is the shortcut to globalization. Classification from the spectrum of the vocabulary illustrated in Table I could be a pathway to help them learn English effectively to increase their qualifications and income as well. The four processes of globalization are mobility, simultaneity, bypass, and pluralism . This study help the members of the multinational enterprises communicate face to face. It makes more people directly take part in the activities in these kinds of companies to increase the efficiency. The better English level the people have, the more acceptance of the globalization the people will gain. Therefore, we can cope with the language prerequisite of the four aforementioned processes.