#English language – a world language.
However, the emergence of English as a world language is a relatively recent thing. Some 6 or 5 centuries ago, the situation was quite different. For example, in Shakespeare’s time only a few million people spoke English. Through the centuries, as a result of various historical events the English language was established as a mother tongue outside England.
In my opinion, there are several reasons why English has become a dominant language. First of all, it is the simplicity of form. English is an analytical language, one more characteristic of this language is its flexibility and the openness of its vocabluary. 70% of the English vocabulary are loan words and only 30% of the words are native.