English is a West Germanic language spoken by over 1.5 billion people worldwide, making it the third most spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It’s the official language of over 50 countries and widely used as a second language in many others. English has many dialects, including American English, British English, Australian English, and others. It’s also a language that has been heavily influenced by other languages, such as Latin, French, and German.

Articles and resources for people learning English