Why is English so widely spoken?
Some of the reasons for the English Language’s popularity today include: The rise of the British Empire and The United States, developments within the science and technology industries, and the fact the English Language is gender free, among a number of other reasons.
Does everyone speak English?
Not everyone speaks English. English is the third most widely spoken language. Not the first. Yes, a large portion of countries speak English, whether that means a majority or minority of the population speak it.
How did English become a global language?
By the late 18th century, the British Empire had spread English through its colonies and geopolitical dominance. Commerce, science and technology, diplomacy, art, and formal education all contributed to English becoming the first truly global language. English also facilitated worldwide international communication.