English as a world language (Why English? (It is a flexible language.,…
English as a world language
From Anglo-Saxon to world language
Two main historical reasons why English is the worlds most widely spoken language in the world.
1) Goes back several centuries
2) The second has to do with the more recent position of the USA as a world power
Some details about the growth of English
Population more than 20 million.
The people who established the first European settlements on the American continent spoke English.
It is a flexible language.
Long tradition for incorporating elements of other languages.
The writing form and spelling form is not very different
Not just one English language.
English spoken in India
More than one language
Official second language in more than 60 countries.
First language in
English as a means of communication