English is a language spoken by almost 2 billion people on the earth and is the third most spoken universal language. English is considered as an official language in many countries and it is tried to be taught as second language in other countries. One out of 7 people in the world speaks English at an advanced level.
English has the third place as an official language in the world and it ranks first among the most spoken languages in the world. The most important factor of its spread is United States of America. The dominant role of USA in the world as an economic and political power has been the most important factor on the spread of English.
The countries where English is an official language are:
- United States of America
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
- Republic of Ireland,
- New Zeland
English is recognised as a universal common language in the world. We see English words in computers, refrigerators and almost everywhere, and the reason of this is that the countries using this language are economically and politically powerful.
English has Germanic origins and it is an agglutinative language. English alphabet consists of 26 letters. It is intensely used in America, Australia, Britain and Oceania. English is considered as one of the easiest languages to learn. This could be the reason for English being the most spoken language in the world.
English has the third place after Chinese and Spanish and it is considered as an official language in 67 countries. When we consider the fact that annually 4 thousand new words are added to English, we can say that it is a very rich language. Today, almost in every occupation, English translation is needed at its simplest. Learning English will therefore provide you with numerous opportunities.