Why is the English language popular?
14 days ago
While the British Empire was massive and at one point contained a quarter of the world's population, it is likely that the United States is the main reason for English being as popular as it is. The United States (now the only superpower) has had a great geopolitical, economic, and cultural (e.g. music, Hollywood etc) influence on the world. Over time this has made English the most commonly spoken second language in the world (even though it definitely isn't the easiest to learn).
13 days ago