What is the most widely learned second language in the world?
In how many sovereign states is English either the official language or one of the official languages?
Which language is a co-official language of the United Nations and the European Union?
From which group of dialects did Old English emerge?
What percentage of total speakers of the Germanic language branch does English account for?
Test your knowledge about the history and significance of the English language, from its Germanic origins to its current status as the most widely spoken second language in the world. Learn about the Angles, the early medieval England, and the global impact of English.
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