There are a staggering 1.6 billion people who speak English as a second language. China for example, now has around 10 million fluent English speakers.
It’s an official language of NATO, the UN and, for the time being at least, the EU. English, French and German are the three dominant languages of the EU, however once the UK leave, the only EU States where English is still considered a first language will be Ireland and Malta who collectively account for less than 1% of the EU’s population.
There are calls from across the channel to do away with English in the EU.…Continue reading