English isn’t just one of the six official languages of the United Nations but also the most widely spoken second language in the world. Although not as widespread as Chinese or Spanish, the English language is by far the most used language in business environments around the world. Not only that but English is more or less the official language of all netizens, as you could hardly find your way around the internet without at least a basic understanding of the English language.
We should also point out that the number of people who speak English fluently rises constantly, especially among those who have to travel a lot. Having said that, let us find out what are the top ten English speaking countries by population.
Although the country has a large population of French speakers, English is by far the most spoken language in Canada. As a matter of fact, English is the official language of Canada and the first language young Canadians are taught at home or at school. It is also the official language of all government mandated decrees and documents issued by Canada’s national institutions on a daily basis.