The English language is an Indo-European language in the West Germanic language group. Modern English is widely considered to be the lingua franca of the world and is the standard language in a wide variety of fields, including computer coding, international business, and higher education.
English is the language of our international communication in all areas, such as politics, science, media or art and it is often the language of entertainment as well as socialising. Having a good command of English helps us to have more opportunities in life, first of all, our career.
North American English vs. British English. North American English is what people in the U.S. and Canada speak. Standard British English is spoken in the U.K. These are the two most common types of English used in the ESL classroom.