The British sailed sail all over the world. This BRITISH COLONIALISM took the English language to North America, Canada, and the Caribbean to South Africa, to Australia and New Zealand, to South Asia (especially India), to the British colonies in Africa, to South East Asia and South Pacific
The DOMINATION of English is undeniable and the language of diplomacy. Because English was used to develop technology etc, it dominates the web. 70% of electronically stored info is in English.
English is spoken as a NATIVE language by around 377 million people and as a second language by around 375 million. Speakers of English as a second language will soon outnumber those who speak it as a first language
The USA has played a LEADING ROLE. Millions of European immigrants were welcomed with strengthened economy due to labor force. Hollywood film also attracted foreign artists.
About 750 million people are believed to speak English as a FOREIGN language. English has a n official or special status in 75 countries with a total population of over 2 billion
The FUTURE of English as a global language depends on political, economical, and cultural trends in the world.