Free Online Lessons, Resources and Advice for Learners and Teachers of English Worldwide

About English the international language

Over 330 million people speak English as a first language, with over 580 million speaking it as an additional language (Estimate: Wikipedia). But what makes English the international language? It is the official language of the United Nations and aviation. It's the most widely used language in science and on the Internet. If two non-native speakers want to communicate, it's likely they'll do so in English. English the international language helps you learn English for free with our collection of online lessons, resources and advice for learners worldwide.

With around a billion learners of English worldwide (British Council estimate for 2000) and growing, teaching English as a second language is one of the 21st century's major career opportunities, offering unrivalled job security and opportunities to travel to every corner of the globe. English the international language offers resources and advice for new and established English teachers.