English includes to the West Germanic language. It is spoken a first language by the majority of countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations; and it is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states. English is the third spoken mother language in the world after Mandarin and Spanish. It is the most learned second language in the world and is an official language of the European Union.
In times of globalisation English is the decisive language worldwide. It is indispensable in private as well as in business life and it is getting even more important. One assume that every sixth human on earth is speaking English.