Learn about the English Language
Discover the English Language
If you're learning English you may very well want to get an overview of the language, some of its unique features, geographical information about native speakers as well as loads of information on grammar, linguistics, history, diaspora and general language structure.
All of this and more is available in Wikipedia's English entry. There are also some interesting links at the bottom which take you to further resources to explore and learn about this global lingua franca.
Don't Miss the English Language Category Page
This may seem pretty obvious, but many people overlook reading the Wikipedia entry! Plus, most don't know about the related and useful Wikipedia category for the English language, which takes you much deeper into the language.
What is English?
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the most widely used language in the world. It is spoken as a first language by the majority populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations. It is the third-most-common native language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the European Union, many Commonwealth countries and the United Nations, as well as in many world organisations.