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1 English Around the World

2  Official language of 53 countries  One of the most spoken languages English around the world English as the first language English as the second language More than 340 mln More than 1 bln

3 The top 10 most spoken languages (2008) 1.Chinese (Mandarin) = 1,210,000,000 2.Hindustani = 366,000,000 3.Spanish = 358,000,000 4.English = 341,000,000 5.Arabic = 300,000,000 6.Portuguese = 250,000,000 7.Bengali = 207,000,000 8.Russian = 167,000,000 9.Japanese = 125,000, German = 100,100,000

4 The British Empire in 1897

5 English around the world – countries, states, and provinces where English is a primary language – countries where it is an official but not a primary language

6 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers

7 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln

8 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln 2.The United Kingdom58 mln

9 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln 2.The United Kingdom58 mln 3.Canada17,7 mln

10 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln 2.The United Kingdom58 mln 3.Canada17,7 mln 4.Australia15 mln

11 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln 2.The United Kingdom58 mln 3.Canada17,7 mln 4.Australia15 mln 5.Ireland3,8 mln

12 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln 2.The United Kingdom58 mln 3.Canada17,7 mln 4.Australia15 mln 5.Ireland3,8 mln 6.South Africa3,7 mln

13 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln 2.The United Kingdom58 mln 3.Canada17,7 mln 4.Australia15 mln 5.Ireland3,8 mln 6.South Africa3,7 mln 7.New Zealand≥ 3 mln

14 Countries in order of native speakers RankCountry 1 st language speakers 1.The USA215.4 mln 2.The United Kingdom58 mln 3.Canada17,7 mln 4.Australia15 mln 5.Ireland3,8 mln 6.South Africa3,7 mln 7.New Zealand≥ 3 mln 8.Jamaica2.6 mln

15 Varieties of English British English American English / US English Canadian English Australian English New Zealand English Caribbean English Nigerian English Singaporean English South African English Indian English

16 Distribution of native English speakers by country

17 English is the official language for aerial and maritime communications The official language of the European Union, the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee, UNESCO, NATO, WHO (World Health Organisation) English around the world

18 Chinglish Deutschlish / Gerlish Frenglish Hindlish Italglish Spanglish Russlish / Runglish (Рунглийский язык) International Dialects


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