Number of English speakers around the world

Hello colleagues, There are so many people who speak English -- especially, in addition to their home language-- that English has become the most common language in the world. This is a fairly recent phenomenon. Here's an interesting video that shows the most common languages that are spoken in the world and how things have shifted between 1900 and 2020. 

What are you thoughts about how things have changed?

Take care, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, English Language Acquisition CoP