Originally the language of peasants, while the nobility spoke French and Latin, English is now the most widely used language in the world. With around 2 billion speakers and 400 million native speakers, we can truly speak English with pride!
The history of the language can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxons who brought with them what is now referred to as Old English. Later down the line thanks to a bit of influence from Latin language and a visit from our Norman friends, the language we have come to know and love today steadily took formation.
At present English is the official language of 54 countries, the language of the business globe, and is taught as a key subject in many countries. It’s nice to know the language rooted in Britain is one of the most dominant language in the world – definitely something to be proud of!
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